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Tag Archives: Commonwealth

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


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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Campaigners applaud Commonwealth action on LGBTI rights


Campaigners have expressed their delight at the Commonwealth’s urging of its leaders to deliver human rights for LGBTI people. For the first time the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people have been included by the Commonwealth People’s Forum, the official civil society gathering held in advance of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Two sessions were ...

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Commonwealth Summit in Malta urged to back LGBTI equality

Commonwealth urged to back LGBTI equality

Demonstrators rallied outside the London headquarters of the Commonwealth, two days before the start of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Malta, demanding LGBTI equality. They were demanding that all Commonwealth member states “decriminalise homosexuality and legislate equal rights for their LGBTI citizens, in accordance with the human rights principles of the Commonwealth Charter and the Universal Declaration ...

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Zambia appoints controversial anti-gay new president

Dr Guy Scott

Dr Guy Scott, a white economist of Scottish descent, with contentious views on LGBTI equality, has been confirmed as the new President of Zambia. Dr Scott, whose born to a colonialist family from Lanarkshire, Scotland, succeeds his ally Michael Sata as head of state. Sata died yesterday after a lengthy period of ill-health. Dr Scott will serve as President until new ...

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X and Y – A play that puts the T in LGBTI


X and Y is a play about a  transgender woman’s life chapter between the Commonwealth Games in 1986 in Edinburgh until the recent Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014. A brand new addition to the Scottish stage, X and Y tells the stories of another two LGBTI people from Jamaica and the Maldives, which are also Commonwealth countries. The first viewing ...

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LGBTI Commonwealth People – An exhibition review

LGBTI People of the Commonwealth

  During the Commonwealth Games, which conclude today, Glasgow has been the focus of interest within the sporting world – as it fully deserves to be. The games have not only provided entertainment for the hundreds of thousands of spectators, but have also served to put the spotlight on the Commonwealth. While the principal emphasis has been on sporting achievement, ...

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Jamaica: rising to the challenge


Among those countries currently competing in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Jamaica has received some of the worst press in regard to its record on LGBT rights, but is this fair? We talked to Jamaican activist Latoya Nugent, who works with J-FLAG and is confident that things are getting better. “Jamaica has been characterised by the international media as the ...

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