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Manifesto Watch: Where does the SNP stand on LGBTI issues?

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In its manifesto, Moving Scotland Forward, the SNP both defends its record in government and makes proposals for building on this record. It argues the best way to protect Scotland and to advance our interests is for people to use both their votes for the SNP. There is a remarkable consensus among most Scottish political parties on many LGBTI issues. ...

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

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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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SNP backs calls for inclusive education

Members of SNP Youth expressed support for TIE's aims (Photo: Jordan Daly)

  A motion “welcoming” the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign, which calls for LGBT+ inclusive education in all Scottish schools in order to tackle high rates of homophobic bullying, was passed unanimously at the SNP’s spring conference in Glasgow yesterday. Moved by SNP Youth and SNP Students, the motion “notes the concerning presence of homophobia and transphobia in Scotland’s ...

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Bullying in Education – Never Answer For Your Being

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  My name is Stuart Russell and in light of anti-bullying week, I thought I would share my own homophobic bullying story that earlier this year led me to appear on BBC Radio Scotland. My story was part of the Scottish LGBT Equality Report with the Equality Network, an article in the Times Educational Supplement and the TIE (Time for Inclusive ...

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Challenging bullying begins with acceptance: Andrew’s Story

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  Stonewall Scotland have launched a #NoBystanders campaign in response to National Anti-Bullying Week. The movement asks people to be more vocal against all forms of bullying, whether explicit, subtle or misguided, and move away from just simply letting things slide. This follows depressing statistics: 7,500 young people in the UK experience bullying per year on average, with nearly a ...

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University launches campaign to tackle “casual” discrimination

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  A new campaign to combate discrimination among staff and students has been launched at Glasgow University. The campaign, known as Full Stop, is targetting bullying and intimidation of all types, but is particularly highlighting the ways in which “casual” comments – those which are not necessarily designed to be abusive – can still have significant impact and should be ...

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Four Scots in transgender pageant final

The competitors and judges from Sunday's Miss Transgender United heat in Glasgow

Sunday’s historic transgender pageant in Glasgow caught the attention of the mainstream media – and we now know the four contestants who will take part in the UK-wide final. The Miss Transgender United competition is hosting heats in various UK cities, with the final being held in London on 27th September. Miss Transgender United aims to show that trans people ...

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Sarah Boyack: “I’m proud to promote equalities legislation”

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The candidates for leader and deputy leader of Scottish Labour have agreed to speak to KaleidoScot, answering questions in respect to what they aim to do to support LGBTI rights and further equality in Scotland. Today, Sarah Boyack MSP – who is contesting the Scottish Labour leadership with Jim Murphy and Neil Findlay – tells us what her priorities should ...

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Michael Russell: an inclusive tolerant Scotland starts at school

Leeze Lawrence interviews Michael Russell

In an exclusive video-interview KaleidoScot reporter, Leeze Lawrence, interviews Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, on how the Scottish Government intends to tackle homophobia in school. The interview with Russell follows Colin MacFarlane’s, director of Stonewall Scotland, call for the Scottish government to take action and tackle LGBTI bullying in schools following a report that reveals how ...

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Colin MacFarlane: We’ve got to tackle LGBT bullying in Scotland

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Colin MacFarlane, director of Stonewall Scotland, talks to KaleidoScot and calls upon a concerted action to tackle LGBTI bullying in schools following a report published by his organisation that reveals how teachers feel unable to act to prevent it. A new YouGov polling released on Monday by Stonewall Scotland shows that teachers are still failing to tackle homophobic bullying in ...

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