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UK government secretary Justine Greening comes out

Justine Greening

Justine Greening tweeted she was in a same-sex relationship as she joined tens of thousands of people marching through London for the annual Pride parade. The Putney MP and International Development Secretary told her Twitter followers:   Today’s a good day to say I’m in a happy same sex relationship, I campaigned for Stronger In but sometimes you’re better off out! #Pride2016 ...

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Scottish Labour leader comes out


  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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LGBT people “exploited” by alcohol companies


  Scotland’s LGBT community is being targetted and exploited by alcohol companies, new research commissioned by Glasgow Caledonian University suggests. The research also highlights a startling lack of support for LGBT people when coming out, who often drink heavily after they have made the decision to announce their sexual identity. It also suggests that people who enjoy “the scene” are ...

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

Stonewall Scotland

  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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First openly gay football manager hopes others will come out


  For those of us not well acquainted with the Highland League, the name Gregg Carrol might not mean a great deal. However, for those in the know, Carrol is a legend – and one of the most successful managers in Highland League history. He has won the league four times – with Deveronvale in 2003 and 2006, and more ...

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A gay Muslim speaks: Why I left radical Islam

Sohail Ahmed

  Sohail’s story is a contribution to the Peter Tatchell Foundation’s on-going LGBT-Muslim Solidarity campaign, where it gives a platform and voice to LGBT Muslims and ex-Muslims. I was born into a devout Muslim family in East London. My mother wears the niqab and my father keeps a long beard. Both my parents are fundamentalist Salafi-Wahhabi Muslims. I was brought up ...

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Football ace: fans prevent players coming out

Jermaine Jenas

A former Premiership footballer has claimed that gay players are being prevented from “coming out” by fans, rather than because of the attitudes of fellow footballers.   Former Nottingham Forest, Tottenham Hotspur and England midfielder Jermaine Jenas, writing for Yahoo News following media speculation that some footballers may be set to “come out”, said that he is sure there are ...

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Justine’s Coming Out Story

Justine Smithies

From the very beginning of my life I knew there was something wrong, and coming out of that feeling, being true to myself was a long journey. This feeling there was something wrong I wasn’t sure of until around the age of eleven. I could never relate to people of the gender of which my body developed and I really hated myself. If ...

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Coming out…again


  It’s October 11th…it’s National Coming Out Day. I hardly think it’s accidental that Coming Out Day falls on the day immediately following World Mental Health Day. Given that LGBTI people are disproportionately likely to experience mental ill health, improving awareness and making it easier for people to come out are surely obvious methods of rasing standards of mental wellbeing. ...

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Marco Biagi: have fun and be proud at Pride Glasgow!

Marco Biagi

We caught up with Marco Biagi, Scottish Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment, who talks about the importance of Pride as a community event and shares his memories of his first Pride, which happened to be Pride Glasgow. Listen to the full interview below. Biagi, who is open about his sexuality, told Dan Littauer, of KaleidoScot that “Pride is a ...

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