Tuesday , 23 April 2019

Tag Archives: Colin Macfarlane

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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Kirk approves ministers and deacons in same-sex marriages

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The Church of Scotland‘s General Assembly has today voted to allow individual congregations to call ministers and deacons in same-sex marriages. The General Assembly voted last year to permit individual congregations to “depart” from the church’s official position, which upholds a traditional view of matrimony, and appoint ministers in civil partnerships. It also agreed to extend this to clergy in ...

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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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First Minister to discuss “gay rights” with Ghanaian President

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  First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will today raise issues surrounding rights for people in same-sex relationships with the President of Ghana during his visit to Holyrood. The Ghanaian leader, John Dramani Mahama, is observing First Minister’s Questions during his tour of Scotland, which will see him presented with an honorary degree from the University of Aberdeen. Ms Sturgeon has come ...

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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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Stonewall Scotland launches Equality Manifesto

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  Stonewall Scotand, the LGBT equality charity, yesterday published its equality manifesto ahead of thiis year’s elections for the Scottish Parliament. The charity will be campaigning on five key areas, hoping to urge political parties to adopt its positions. The “five pillars” on which Stonewall Scotland’s equality manifesto is based are a fit-for-purpose education system in which young LGBT people ...

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Stonewall: less than half of LGB staff comfortable being “out” at work

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  Stonewall, the LGBT charity, held its Workplace Conference today at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. With over 200 delegates attending, this is the largest Stonewall conference held in Scotland to date. The conference has brought together senior leaders, HR and diversity professionals, LGBT staff and allies from a large cross-sector of organisations to share the latest innovative thinking. Keynote ...

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Stonewall Scotland promotes anti-bullying message

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    Stonewall Scotland, the LGBT equality charity, has released new research by YouGov today, showing that while offensive comments are frequently made about LGBT people very few people step in to challenge these slurs. The research has been published ahead of Anti-Bullying Week. The charity has been quick to emphasise the damage that even casual homophobia, biphobia and transphobia ...

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One in ten health professionals witness colleagues express belief in gay “cure”

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Research released today from Stonewall Scotland – the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality charity – reveals that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people are facing unhealthy attitudes from health and social care professionals. The YouGov research conducted for Stonewall, which surveyed 3,001 health and social care workers across Britain, found that an astonishing 9 per cent of health ...

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Stonewall Scotland among the Scottish Charity Awards finalists

Stonewall Scotland received the honour of being shortlisted among the finalists for the 2015 Scottish Charity Awards. Thirty one individuals and organisations have made it to the finalists from across Scotland and are competing for seven awards with the winners set to be announced at a ceremony on 4 June. Stonewall Scotland being the only Scottish LGBT charity to make ...

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