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Gay UKIP MEP to challenge Salmond

David Coburn

UKIP’s only MEP in Scotland has intimated he will stand against the former Scottish First Minister in the 2015 General Election. David Coburn, who is openly gay, revealed plans to contest the Gordon constituency in an interview with Scotland on Sunday. The constituency is currently held by Lib Dem Sir Malcolm Bruce, who will be retiring at the election. Alex ...

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Alex Salmond supporter of LGBTI rights, to resign

Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond stated that he is to stand down as Scotland’s First Minister and Scottish National party leader. Salmond who has been committed to equality legislation and promoting LGBTI rights announced his resignation after the Yes campaign failed to secure a majority in Thursday’s referendum. Speaking to a press conference in his official residence of Bute House he said he ...

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Scotland says no to independence

2 flags

Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom after voters conclusively rejected independence. With 31 of the country’s 32 council areas having declared after Thursday’s vote, the “No” has a majority lead of over 55% (55.3%), while “Yes” over 44% (44.7%). David Cameron, Prime Minister of the UK stated: “Now the debate has been settled for a generation. There ...

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Alex Salmond: Independent Scotland to herald a new era for equality

Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond, the first Minister of Scotland has stated that he is delighted with a KaleidoScot poll that shows a majority of LGBTI Scots back independence. The First Minister said that the results reveals support for a fairer country and the recognition by LGBTI Scots that an independent country “will herald a new era for equality”. The LGBTI Independence poll ...

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Will the Independence parties back Equality after 18th September?


Edinburgh-based Equality Network this week published responses from the main political leaders into questions on equality, asylum and human rights after the Referendum. We analyse what they said, and what they didn’t. Our first article out of two will examine the pro-Indepedence YES party leaders responses, while the second, to be published on Thursday will assess the pro-Union – Better ...

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Party leaders pledge LGBTI rights regarding Scotland’s referendum results

Scottish Referendum

Leaders of the main political parties in Scotland have outlined their party’s commitments to advancing LGBTI equality following each potential outcome of the Scottish Independence referendum. The leaders of the SNP, Scottish Labour Party, Scottish Conservatives, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Scottish Green Party, and the Scottish Socialist Party, made the commitments in response to a letter from the Equality Network, seeking ...

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Glasgow Games saluted for unparalleled message of LGBTI inclusivity

John Barrowman's gay kiss at the Commonwealth Games Ceremony

Rights campaigners praised the Glasgow Commonwealth Games for their inclusiveness and highlighting LGBTI rights. During games not only did the Scottish government fly the rainbow flag from St. Andrew’s House but the First Minister strongly back equality and inclusivity. In addition, during the opening ceremony of the games LGBTI rights were highlighted with the “Glasgow Kiss,” televised live throughout the ...

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Pride House Glasgow praised for impact on LGBTI rights

Pride House Glasgow

The first ever Pride House to feature at a Commonwealth Games has been has been praised for its impact on LGBTI rights, during its closing ceremony on Saturday night. After a fortnight of events, Pride House Glasgow celebrated its farewell featuring Scottish entertainers such as the singer Horse McDonald and the comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli. Pride House has welcomed over ...

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Straight New Zealand boxer backs Scotland’s message of LGBTI equality

Bowyn Morgan backs Scotland's message of inclusivity and equality

Bowyn Morgan, a straight boxer from New Zealand told KaleidoScot he supports the message of inclusivity and tolerance of the Scottish Government during the Commonwealth Games. The 25 year-old boxer and dad from Christchurch said he “welcomes” the messages of inclusivity from First Minister Alex Salmond and the OneScotland campaign and was “happy to engage” on the matter. He said ...

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Scotland launches a campaign promoting LGBTI equality

OneScotland Campaign add

The Scottish government has launched a campaign – One Scotland – to promote LGBTI equality, with human rights advocates praising its scope and messages. Posters can be seen across Scotland’s cities promoting equality with a focus on LGBTI, gender, disability, race, religion/faith and age equality, with more specific posters on each topic coming up in the next few weeks. The ...

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