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Tag Archives: Commonwealth Games

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

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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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Wee Man Neil makes graphic statement supporting gay community

The controvertial kiss

The Wee Man’s recently released music video for his satire-rap Parliamo Glasgow made a visual statement in clear support of the gay community, when filming a scene where two supporters of opposite ‘old firm’ teams came together as if to pick a fight which ended in a passionate embrace. A kiss nonetheless! The comical rap music video begins with Taggart’s ...

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Glasgow Games saluted for unparalleled message of LGBTI inclusivity

John Barrowman's gay kiss at the Commonwealth Games Ceremony

Rights campaigners praised the Glasgow Commonwealth Games for their inclusiveness and highlighting LGBTI rights. During games not only did the Scottish government fly the rainbow flag from St. Andrew’s House but the First Minister strongly back equality and inclusivity. In addition, during the opening ceremony of the games LGBTI rights were highlighted with the “Glasgow Kiss,” televised live throughout the ...

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Pride House’s LGBTI family-friendliness should be applauded

A child playing at Pride House, Glasgow

The Commonwealth Games have now concluded, and the media are now reflecting on Scotland’s success in hosting an event characterised by friendliness, diversity and tolerance. There can be no greater symbol of this than Pride House, which has been instrumental in celebrating diversity while highlighting the need for challenging prejudice and discrimination throughout the Commonwealth during the previous two weeks. ...

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Pride House Glasgow praised for impact on LGBTI rights

Pride House Glasgow

The first ever Pride House to feature at a Commonwealth Games has been has been praised for its impact on LGBTI rights, during its closing ceremony on Saturday night. After a fortnight of events, Pride House Glasgow celebrated its farewell featuring Scottish entertainers such as the singer Horse McDonald and the comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli. Pride House has welcomed over ...

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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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Out gay diver Tom Daley wins Commonwealth gold

Tom Daley

Tom Daley has won gold in the men’s 10m platform final at Edinburgh, as part of the Commonwealth Games tonight. The 20-year-old from Plymouth won the gold medal, with an outstanding score of 516.55. According to the BBC, Daley performed a ‘demon dive’ – a back 2.5 somersault, 2.5 twist routine – and held the lead from the outset. An ...

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Gay Aussie diver Matthew Mitcham wins gold

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Fans of Tom Daley didn’t get the victory they were hoping for in yesterday’s Commonwealth Games synchronised dive event in Edinburgh – because he was pipped to the post by gay Australian diver Matthew Mitcham. Mitcham, 26, has previously won gold at the Olympics with a record-breaking score. He took on the sychronised challenge with dive partner Domonic Bedggood, while ...

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Straight New Zealand boxer backs Scotland’s message of LGBTI equality

Bowyn Morgan backs Scotland's message of inclusivity and equality

Bowyn Morgan, a straight boxer from New Zealand told KaleidoScot he supports the message of inclusivity and tolerance of the Scottish Government during the Commonwealth Games. The 25 year-old boxer and dad from Christchurch said he “welcomes” the messages of inclusivity from First Minister Alex Salmond and the OneScotland campaign and was “happy to engage” on the matter. He said ...

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Tom Daley to do the double in Edinburgh

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There’s no bigger star in diving than Plymouth’s Tom Daley, and today it was confirmed that Edinburgh fans will get a double dose of him at the Commonwealth Games.  The popular bisexual athlete, who was originally scheduled to compete in the solo 10m platform dive on Saturday, will now also be competing in the 10m synchronised event on Friday. Daley ...

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