Saturday , 14 December 2019

Tag Archives: Commonwealth Games

Zambia Vice President rejects Scotland’s call for LGBTI equality

Dr Guy Scott, Vice President of Zambia, rebukes the Scottish government's call for LGBTI equality

The Vice-President of Zambia has publicly rebuked the Scottish government’s support and call for LGBTI equality, while visiting Glasgow on Tuesday. Responding to a question of an STV reporter regarding concerns over lack of LGBTI rights in Zambia, Dr. Guy Scott said: “Scotland introduced gay marriage last week, so therefore Zambia must suddenly? You weren’t complaining about it two weeks ...

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Against the rules – LGBTI people in sport

Against the Rules Exhibition

It’s all in the name: Against the Rules traces the history of LGBTI participation in sport, both amateur and professional, against the backdrop not only of cultural unfriendliness towards LGBTI equality built often outright hostility. I visited the exhibition, currently showing at The Virginia Gallery, which considers the lives and careers of  LGBTI sportsmen and sportswomen, reflecting on their achievements ...

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Scotland launches a campaign promoting LGBTI equality

OneScotland Campaign add

The Scottish government has launched a campaign – One Scotland – to promote LGBTI equality, with human rights advocates praising its scope and messages. Posters can be seen across Scotland’s cities promoting equality with a focus on LGBTI, gender, disability, race, religion/faith and age equality, with more specific posters on each topic coming up in the next few weeks. The ...

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World Hepatitis Day highlights Hepatitis C across Scotland

World Hepatitis Day Scotland

Hepatitis Scotland is running a campaign highlighting the issues surrounding World Hepatitis Day, throughout the country. The Scottish World Hepatitis Day campaign ‘HepCScot’ (or the Big Red C campaign) is a joint campaign by Hepatitis Scotland,Waverley Care, The Hepatitis C Trust, Positive Help,Addaction and a number of NHS managed care networks. The campaign aims to raise awareness of Hepatitis C and seeks to encourage people who ...

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Alex Salmond says Scotland stands for LGBTI equality and diversity

Alex Salmond with Hugh Torrance and Katherine Burrows at Pride House

We meet the First Minster, Alex Salmond, at Pride House Glasgow, who tells us that what is, and has, been done in Scotland sends a clear message to the world of support to LGBTI Equality and what the nation stands for. The First Minister noted that that Pride House is sending a message of inclusivity and acceptance, and that along ...

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Patrick Harvie on the legacy of Pride House for Glasgow and the world

Patrick Harvie

I catch up with out bisexual MSP Patrick Harive, co-convener of the Scottish Green party, during a visit to Pride House Glasgow. As we talk about the vast array of events taking place at the house, as well as view the exhibition running on LGBT People of the Commonwealth, I ask Patrick a few questions. What kind of issues do ...

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Alex Salmond makes Commonwealth gay history

Alex Salmond

Peter Tatchell praised Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland for his pioneering statement given in Glasgow on LGBTI rights on Tuesday. “Alex Salmond’s statement of support for gay rights at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is a first. The leader of no other host government at either the Commonwealth or Olympic Games has ever made such a positive pro-gay equality ...

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Scott Cuthbertson on equality in action

Scott Cuthbertson

Unsurprisingly, Scott is feeling the strain of the last few days, but he’s upbeat about the work being done. “The biggest thing for us was the conference,” he says, referring to last Friday’s gathering of activists at the University of Glasgow. “We agreed on a statement which was a call to action for activists around the world working together to ...

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Scottish government flies rainbow flag in support of LGBTI rights

Rainbow Flag over St. Andrew's House

The Scottish government is flying the rainbow flag during the Commonwealth Games in support of LGBTI rights in participating countries and throughout the world. The flag flying above St. Andrew’s House, on the southern flank of Calton Hill, Edinburgh, is the headquarters building of the Scottish Government and is visible throughout the capital city. Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, committed ...

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LGBTI rights highlighted in Commonwealth Games opening ceremony with a gay kiss

John Barrowman's gay kiss at the Commonwealth Games Ceremony

Out actor and musician John Barrowman embraced a male dancer, giving him a kiss during the Wednesday’s opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. The Glasgow born celebrity and Doctor Who star kissed the dancer at a mock “Gretna Green” during ceremony, with an announcement was made: “Here’s for Equality in Scotland!” at Celtic Park, Glasgow, last night. The gay kiss ...

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