Thursday , 23 May 2019

Tag Archives: Andrew Page

LGBT people “exploited” by alcohol companies

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  Scotland’s LGBT community is being targetted and exploited by alcohol companies, new research commissioned by Glasgow Caledonian University suggests. The research also highlights a startling lack of support for LGBT people when coming out, who often drink heavily after they have made the decision to announce their sexual identity. It also suggests that people who enjoy “the scene” are ...

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Knockout success!

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  A taster session run by a new Scottish LGBTI boxing club proved so successful that the club is hosting a further session in December. Knockout Boxing Club held its initial training session on 28th November, inviting boxers of all abilities to come along and try out what for many might be a completely new experience. This club is seeking ...

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Stonewall: less than half of LGB staff comfortable being “out” at work

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  Stonewall, the LGBT charity, held its Workplace Conference today at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. With over 200 delegates attending, this is the largest Stonewall conference held in Scotland to date. The conference has brought together senior leaders, HR and diversity professionals, LGBT staff and allies from a large cross-sector of organisations to share the latest innovative thinking. Keynote ...

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Pride Edinburgh opens Winter Festival

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  Pride Edinburgh yesterday opened its first ever Winter Festival. The festival, which will run from 1st December (World AIDS Day) until 6th December, aspires to commemmorate diversity in “all its colours” and showcase the best that Edinburgh’s LGBTI community has to offer from a social and cultural perspective. The Winter Festival kicked off yesterday with a winter ball, hosted ...

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Clydesdale Bank to mark World AIDS Day

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  The Clydesdale Bank will today be marking World AIDS Day by helping to “light up Scotland” The Scottish bank has a number of activities planned, including cake sales at a variety of locations across the country (as well as its offices in Leeds and London), a ticker-tape style message of support on its Glasgow City Centre branch in Queen ...

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MSP calls for improved LGBTI rights and AIDS services in Malawi

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  An MSP has called on the First Minister to work with the government of Malwai to help boost LGBTI rights and widen access to HIV/AIDS treatment services. Writing to Nicola Sturgeon ahead of World Aids Day, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Liam McArthur has drawn attention to the challenges facing LGBTI people and those with HIV/AIDS living in the African ...

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St Andrew – a saint who stood up for minorities?

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  Today is St Andrew’s Day, a day in which many us take a great deal of pride – including our First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, who has today claimed our patron saint was a champion of minorities and the oppressed. But how did St Andrew come to be associated in Scotland, and what lessons can be learned from his life ...

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Poetic examination of same-sex love wins top award

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  A poet has won the Guardian first book award for his collection of poems exploring the experiences of gay men. Andrew McMillan, aged 27, has become the first poet to win the £10,000 prize since it was established in 1999 with his collection, which is entitled Physical. The Guardian’s books editor and one of the competition’s judges, Claire Armitstead, ...

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“Visible to change attitudes” – 25 years of the Gay Police Association

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  A great deal has happened since the Gay Police Association (GPA) was founded in 1990. Indeed, it is difficult – and sometimes painful – to reflect on just how different societal attitudes were towards LGBTI rights 25 years ago, or the struggles our community has had to endure to arrive at where we are now. Acceptance seldom comes easily, ...

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First openly gay football manager hopes others will come out

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  For those of us not well acquainted with the Highland League, the name Gregg Carrol might not mean a great deal. However, for those in the know, Carrol is a legend – and one of the most successful managers in Highland League history. He has won the league four times – with Deveronvale in 2003 and 2006, and more ...

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