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Bus driver arrested over alleged homophobic offence


    A bus driver has been arrested after it was claimed he verbally abused a gay couple and then told them they were banned from travelling on his service. The driver, who has not been named, is alleged to have sworn at the two men, both aged 20, as they boarded the number 3 Neilston to Glasgow McGill’s bus ...

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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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Ex-Childrens panel chair jailed for “gross abuse”

Glasgow High Court

A former chairman of Glasgow Children’s Panel was yesterday jailed for twelve years for abusing boys during a period spanning three decades. Daniel Ross, 62, had previously admitted six charges and pleaded guilty to misusing his position as chair of the children’s panel to groom vulnerable youngsters for sex attacks. At Glasgow High Court, Lord Matthews, sentencing, told Ross that ...

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Mum-to-be “planned to sell baby to gay friend”

Perth Sheriff Court

A Scottish court has heard that an expectant mother concocted a complex lie to convince her partner she had terminated her pregnancy in order to “sell her baby to her gay friend”, reports the Daily Record. Perth Sheriff court heard evidence that suggested the woman, aged 29, had hoped to make between £100 and £300 for the sale of her ...

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More than half of homophobic attacks in South Lanarkshire recorded in Rutherglen and Cambuslang


Figures from Police Scotland shows that the towns of Rutherglen and Cambuslang, in South Lanarkshire, are responsible for over half of the homophobic attacks registered in the region. Local newspaper the Reformer found, through a Freedom of Information request, that out of the 127 crimes recorded as “sexual orientation/transgender” committed across the region, 69 happened in these two towns. The numbers ...

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Scottish swimmer vying to be LGBT Sports Personality of the Year

Martin Cremin "Being gay just wasnt an issue" Pic: Cal McDougall

A successful Scottish swimmer is in the running to be crowned LGBT Sports Personality of the Year. Martin Cremin, 23, who competed in the 1500m freestyle at the Commonweralth Games for team Scotland, has been nominated for the British-wide award alongside Nicola Adams, Thomas Hitzelsperger and Tom Daley. Cremin, a former Scottish champion, retired from swimming after the Games and ...

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Stonewall Scotland’s top Scottish employers named


Equality charity Stonewall Scotland has recognised employers who actively encourage equality in the workplace at an event hosted by Lloyds Banking Group on Tuesday night in Edinburgh. Lloyds Banking group received the award for Employer of the Year and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service were awarded Network Group of the Year. Police Scotland picked up a Special Recognition ...

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Gay couple told: “we can’t allow people like you here”


A Scottish same-sex couple have spoken of how a wedding venue refused to host their marriage ceremony – simply because they are gay. Speaking to the Daily Record, Stephen and John Devaney explained that Susan Cottam – who owns the popular Loch Lomond Waterfront – told them that “we can’t allow people like you here” Stephen and John believe that ...

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Conservative leader attacks homophobic “cowards”

Ruth Davidson

Scottish Conservative leader, Ruth Davidson, has made an impassioned plea to tackle homophobic bullying – in particular on social media. Writing in the Daily Record, Ms Davidson’s comments follow a survey conducted by Stonewall indicating that schools are often ill-equipped to deal with homophobic bullying. The politician, who was recently named as the fourth most influential LGBTI person in the ...

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