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Stonewall Scotland recognises LGBT friendly employers

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Last night a number of LGBT friendly employers in Scotland were recognised for their contribution to equality in the workplace by Stonewall Scotland at an event hosted by Lloyds Banking Group at their headquarters on the Mound, Edinburgh. For the second successive year, Lloyds Banking Group were named Employer of the Year. The event follows the recent announcement of Stonewall’s ...

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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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Wadhwa wows at inaugural LGBTI Awards

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    An Indian-born trans woman and equality campaigner has been named Outstanding Campaigner of the Year at the inaugural LGBTI Awards in Glasgow. Mridul Wadhwa, who has been a leading advocate for equality and inclusivity within domestic abuse and rape crisis services, was honoured at the awards ceremony last night – which was organised and hosted by the Equality ...

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UK Black Pride supports Icon Awards

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  The Icon Awards, an inclusive event being set up to reward and celebrate the LGBTI community of Scotland, are set to spark a new partnership with UK Black Pride to help promote the awards ethos throughout the black LGBTI community of Scotland. The awards will see 18 awards handed out, with UK Black Pride Co Founder and Director, Phyllis Opoku-Gyimah, ...

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KaleidoScot is one year old

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It doesn’t seem long ago at all since KaleidoScot was launched during the 2014 Commonwealth Games. And what a year it’s been. From considering the pro-diversity messages of the Games and covering the historic Independence Referendum to taking a look at the complexities behind the recent “ban” on Drag artists proposed by Free Pride , KaleidoScot has been on hand ...

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LGBTI awards nominees announced

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An equality and human rights advocacy group has announced the shortlisted nominees for its inaugural LGBTI awards event. The Equality Network established the Scottish LGBTI Awards to recognise and celebrate the campaigners, politicians, journalists, public bodies, businesses, community groups and individuals that have made a contribution towards securing greater equality in the past year. The event is being sponsored by ...

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Scottish swimmer vying to be LGBT Sports Personality of the Year

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A successful Scottish swimmer is in the running to be crowned LGBT Sports Personality of the Year. Martin Cremin, 23, who competed in the 1500m freestyle at the Commonweralth Games for team Scotland, has been nominated for the British-wide award alongside Nicola Adams, Thomas Hitzelsperger and Tom Daley. Cremin, a former Scottish champion, retired from swimming after the Games and ...

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LGBTI Scots named in Rainbow List

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Several Scots have been named in this year’s Independent on Sunday Rainbow List, a directory of the most influential LGBTI people in the UK. Previously known as the Pink List, it was established fourteen years ago to celebrate the achievements of those who have been most influential in promoting equality and progress on LGBTI rights. This year’s Rainbow List was ...

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