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Scottish Greens launch a comprehensive LGBTI manifesto

Scottish Greens

Rainbow Greens, the Scottish Green Party’s LGBTI group, launched a comprehensive ‘mini-manifesto’ aimed to tackle LGBTI equality, education, heath, inclusion and combat discrimination and prejudice. The manifesto, published on Monday, broadly covers a wide range of issues; LGBTI healthcare, inclusive education, transgender and intersex rights, tackling austerity, tackling hate crime and discrimination, asylum and international LGBTI rights, as well as ...

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LGBTI activist facing deportation is released


  A Namibian-born LGBTI activist, who was facing deportation with her son after being removed from her Glasgow home last week by imigration officials, has reportedly now been released. Beverley Vaanda Kanjii and her 14-year-old son were taken from their home last Monday morning, after which protesters blockaded the Home Office enforcement team’s offices in Ibrox. Accusations were made that ...

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Theresa May’s speech vilifying migration sparks outrage

Theresa May

A speech by the UK Home Office Minister, Theresa May, has sparked outrage after she warned migration was a threat to social cohesion in Britain and announced plans to toughen laws on asylum. Her speech was branded as dangerous, pandering to UKIP, factually incorrect and inciting hate, drawing criticism from across the country. In her speech delivered to the Tory ...

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SSP highlights LGBT asylum, pension rights and education

Scottish Socialist Party

The Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) emphasises pension and asylum rights for LGBT people and strong anti-prejudice policies. It also calls for complete devolution of all equality related legislation to Scotland. The party set the following policy pledges: “Guaranteed long term funding for community projects supporting LGBT people, under direct democratic control of service users, with full transparency and accountability. “Educational ...

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Labour to review “discriminatory and offensive” treatment of LGBT asylum seekers

The Labour Party has pledged to review the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans asylum seekers in an LGBT Manifesto which will be launched in Brighton today. The LGBT Manifesto states: “With Labour, Britain will always be a country that provides refugee for those fleeing persecution, whether on the basis of their sexuality or gender identity. There have been too many cases ...

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Jim Murphy: “We can’t rest until there is full equality”

KaleidoScot has invited the five candidates for Scottish Labour’s leadership and deputy leadership to share their respective visions for advancing LGBTI rights in Scotland, in our final interview with speak with Jim Murphy MP, who is vying for the leadership of the party. KaledioScot: What would you do to tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in school? Jim: Stonewall Scotland has ...

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Katy Clark: homophobia in schools is cause for concern

Our conversations with the candidates for Scottish Labour leader and deputy leader continue. Today Ayrshire MP Katy Clark tells us why she believes the Deputy leader should be a Westminster MP and how she hopes to work to create a more tolerant society. KaleidoScot: What would you do to tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in school? Katy: Levels of homophobia, ...

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Full Equality for LGBTI says Scottish Independence group

Yes LGBT launch Rainbow Paper for an Independent Scotland

Scotland can be a fairer and more equal country under independence, argues the Yes campaign as they launched the ‘Rainbow Paper’ setting out a vision for LGBTI people. Described as “a unique opportunity to be a leading force for equality around the world”, equality campaigners have been setting out some of the reasons people should vote Yes on 18th September. ...

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