Monday , 18 March 2019

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Edinburgh stands with Orlando victims

Edinburgh Castle lit up in rainbow in solidarity with Orlando victims

  Over 1,000 people – including political leaders – gathered in St Andrew’s Square last night to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting. The deaths of 49 people, brutally killed at the Pulse gay club on Sunday in what was the worst mass shooting is US history, shocked Scotland. Last night’s vigil in Edinburgh follows similar events held across ...

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Church group apologises over same-sex marriage statement

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    A group within the Church of Scotland opposed to same-sex marriage has issued an apology after posting a statement about LGBT rights on Monday, the day following the massacre in Orlando. Covenant Fellowship Scotland, a protest movement set up in 2014 to oppose the Kirk’s proposals to permit congregations to appoint ministers and deacons in same-sex relationships, said ...

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Pride House launches fundraising campaign

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  Pride House Glasgow, which is due to take place during this year’s Homeless World Cup in Glasgow from 9th – 16th July, has launched a new crowdfunding campaign. Pride Houses are pop up spaces at global sporting events that create a space for lesbian gay bisexual transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people to engage with and celebrate the event, to ...

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Scottish Parliament to act on LGBTI equality following Orlando

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  Scottish political leaders have argued that the parliament must advance LGBTI equality, in the wake of shootings at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. During topical questions in the chamber yesterday, commitments to advancing LGBTI inclusion in education and tackling hate crime against LGBTI people were affirmed, after MSPs held a minute’s silence for the victims of the incident. Patrick Harvie, ...

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Hundreds attend Glasgow vigil for Orlando

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    Over 700 people attended a vigil in Glasgow’s George Square last night, in memory of the 49 people brutally killed in an attack on a gay nighclub in Orlando on Sunday. The vigil, organised at short notice largely using social media, lasted an hour – during which the names of all the victims were read by Joanna Branch, ...

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Scottish vigils planned after Orlando killings

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  Vigils are to be held in Glasgow and Edinburgh after fifty people were killed, and over fifty others injured, during the attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando. The killings represented the worst mass shooting in US history and, as LGBT people were clearly the target, must be seen as a hate crime as well as a terrorist act. There ...

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Scottish Episcopal Church takes step towards approving same-sex marriages

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  Today, the Scottish Episcopal Church’s General Synod voted to approve a proposal to change the Church’s Canon on Marriage. The motion proposed removing a doctrinal clause stating that “marriage is between a man and a woman” and adding a “conscience clause” for clergy whose views on marriage meant that they would not wish to conduct a same-sex marriage. The ...

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Charity says LGBT people face discrimination as they die

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  A leading UK charity has published a report, which claims nearly three-quarters (74%) of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people are not confident that health and social care services provide sensitive end of life care for their needs. The report suggests that LGBT people often experience delay in accessing the care they need and are more likely to have ...

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Scottish rugby club triumph at LGBTI World Championships

Caledonian Thebans

Caledonian Thebans RFC, Scotland’s leading inclusive rugby club, have won the Hoagland Cup at the Bingham Cup championships 2016 – the biennial World Championships for LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) rugby clubs – which took place in Nashville, Tennessee this weekend. The Thebans fought 15 teams to be crowned champions of Group B in the competition, recording 6 ...

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Jordan Gray to perform first show in Edinburgh

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Jordan Gray, star of the hit TV show The Voice, will perform in her first show in Edinburgh on Saturday 2nd July. She will be entertaining guests at the very first ‘#ThisIsMe Rooftop Garden Party’, which will take place in the stunning rooftop garden at The Glasshouse 5* Hotel. the event is organised by Inclusive Networks, which aims to share ...

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