Thursday , 23 May 2019

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Pride House set to return to Glasgow

Pride House Glasgow

The successful Pride House project which took place in Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games in 2014 has been confirmed as making a return during this year’s Homeless World Cup in Glasgow from 10th – 16th July. The project will be led as a partnership between LEAP Sports Scotland, who organised the 2014 project, and Unity Enterprise. It will be based ...

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Manifesto watch: Where do the Scottish Lib Dems stand on LGBTI issues?

Willie Rennie

The Scottish Liberal Democrats launched their manifesto, Be The Best Again, last week. The party’s flagship policies, including the proposals for a “penny for education” and “putting democracy back into policing”, have sparked some online discussion in recent days. The manifesto was launched at an Edinburgh soft play centre, perhaps to emphasise the party’s ambitions to “revolutionise” education and nursery ...

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Homophobia in Sport inquiry launched

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  The Culture Media and Sports Committee launched an inquiry into homophobia in sport earlier this month, which aims to consider how orientation-based prejudice occurs across a range of sports and will examine the different experiences of men and women. The committee will investigate what the experiences of “gay sportsmen and sportswomen” say about societal attitudes generally, whether governing bodies ...

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UK government concerned over youth anal sex

Government says anal sex in youth is "risky" and "unwelcome"

The UK government has expressed its concern at the increasing number of  “young people engaging in anal intercourse” which is seen as “risky”, “unrealistic” and “harmful”. Sexual health campaigners slam the report as a “unhelpful” and if implemented likely to cause “an increase in risky behaviour”. The Government’s concerns were cited in a consultation paper Child Safety Online: Age Verification ...

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Belief Matters … Or Not? Why the gender binary idol is unworthy of worship

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  One of the main positives to emerge from the Scottish parliamentary election campaign so far has been a broad consensus from the main parties on issues of LGBT+ equality. This was highlighted last week at an LGBTI hustings in Edinburgh, hosted by Stonewall Scotland, the Equality Network and the Scottish Transgender Alliance. In some respects this was inevitable and ...

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Shatter the stigma on World Health Day

World Health Day

  On World Health Day, two of Europe’s most influential organisations have issued a joint statement arguing for more to be done to support the mental health of LGBTI people. Several studies have confirmed that LGBTI people are disproportionately affected by mental ill health, and that young LGBTI people are at significantly higher risk of suicide than the general pupulation. ...

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Scottish Labour leader comes out

Kezia-Dugdale

  Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has publicly stated that she is in a relationship with another woman. Ms Dugdale, who has led her party since Jim Murphy stepped down in 2015, made the statement in a Fabian Society interview, which was also published in the New Statesman. She is now the fourth “out” leader of a Scottish political party, ...

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SNP equality commitments draw mixed responses from campaigners

Nicola Sturgeon

  Campaigners have reacted to the Scottish National Party’s newly announced series of commitments on LGBTI equality, with some expressing support while others have criticised the proposals for not going far enough. The party has this week unveiled a series of reforms – including reviewing gender recognition laws, training police on hate crime investigation, introducing “refreshed, age-appropriate strategies and resources” ...

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Actress Emma Thompson endorses TIE campaign

TIE Campaign

Actress Emma Thompson has called for an end to homophobia in Scottish schools and has endorsed the TIE (Time for Inclusive Education) campaign, which is calling on the next Scottish Government to tackle high rates of suicide and self harm amongst LGBT+ school pupils. In backing the campaign, Thompson said: “The time for homophobia is long gone. It’s over. Any ...

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Scottish party leaders to take part in LGBTI Question Time

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Scotland’s five main political party leaders will take part in an LGBTI Election Question Time event this evening in Edinburgh.   The event will be hosted by Scottish LGBTI organisations Stonewall Scotland, The Equality Network, LGBT Youth Scotland and The Scottish Transgender Alliance.     The hustings will be chaired by Louise White, BBC Scotland presenter, and will include the party ...

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