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LGBTI activism, started by Ulrichs, is today a 149 years old

Karl Heinrich Ulrichs

On the 29 August, 1867 LGBTI activism was born when a journalist and jurist publicly came out and challenged the German Confederation to decriminalise anti-sodomy laws. This act, a 149 years ago, was a courageous and defining moment that would change our understanding of sexuality and human rights forever.  But how did we arrive to this moment?  Who was this ...

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Angus Buchan faces protest after Dumfries event relaunch

Protest against Angus Buchan

LGBTI groups and allies have staged a protest this weekend outside a Dumfries Church against an appearance of Pastor Angus Buchan who promotes homophobic and misogynistic views. Buchan preaches to tens of thousands paying participants in South Africa where he says that homosexuality is a “disease” that can be “cured” by prayer. The Pastor also runs “Mighty Men” conferences where ...

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Nicola Sturgeon: Pride Glasgow important in challenging prejudice

Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, sent a strong message of support to participants of Pride Glasgow and of inclusive education. In a video message posted on twitter, she said: “I want to take this opportunity to wish Pride Glasgow every success for the event this weekend. Events like Pride are so important because they allow all of us to celebrate LGBTI ...

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Thousands expected at Pride Glasgow

Pride Glasgow

Thousands of LGBTI people, friends and allies will attend Pride Glasgow, Scotland’s largest parade and celebration. Pride Glasgow’s this year’s theme is inclusive education asking the government to commit to teaching diversity and tackling homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in Scottish schools. This year’s Pride Glasgow is expected to be the biggest ever with potentially over ten thousand people braving the ...

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Following campaign Hope Church cancels Angus Buchan Scotland visit

Pastor Angus Buchan

Hope Church has announced the cancellation of Angus Buchan’s visit to Scotland following a campaign highlighting his promotion of homophobic and misogynistic views. Pastor Michael McLeister, of Hope Church at Galashiels told KaleidoScot: “For the sake of the gospel, peace and relationships in our community Hope Church have decided not to run this Angus Buchan Event.” The announcement comes after ...

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Scotland urged to join LGBT youth at Pride Glasgow

LGBT Youth Scotland

Friends and allies of LGBT youth across Scotland are urged to march in Pride Glasgow in support of inclusive education. With thousands set to take part in Pride Glasgow this Saturday, LGBT Youth Scotland, called upon Scots to participate in order to highlight this year’s theme which is education. LGBT Youth Scotland, a leading charity that campaigns for equal rights ...

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Costa to mark Pride Glasgow by serving rainbow coffees

Rainbow Coffee by Mason Salisbury

Costa to serve rainbow coloured coffees in Glasgow in support of Pride Glasgow this weekend. Costa Coffee will have its baristas serve rainbow coloured coffees in Glasgow during this weekend in a short of support of Scotland’s LGBTI community. The coffee chain will be serving its rainbow coffee creations in the St Vincent and Bothwell Street brachnes on Saturday, during ...

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Scotland says no to homophobic Pastor Angus Buchan

Pastor Angus Buchan

Following action by Scottish campaigners, Scottish Borders Council have now banned Pastor Angus Buchan, criticised for misogyny and homophobia, from preaching on their premises. The South African pastor, who has been invited by the evangelical Hope Church to speak at the Volunteer Hall, Galashiels, Scotland, later this month, has caused an outcry among LGBTI rights advocates. The Scottish Borders LGBT ...

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“No room” for LGBTI people says Indonesia

Johan Budi: No room for gays in Indonesia

“There is no room in Indonesia” for an “LGBT movement”, declared a presidential spokesman. Johan Budi made this claim after damming report from Human Right Watch (HRW), released yesterday, saying that the  Indonesian government has been stoking an unprecedented attack on LGBTI people. The report said that Indonesia’s government uses anti-LGBTI campaigns that includes hateful rhetoric, discriminatory edicts, and the use of ...

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Love wins! Belize anti-gay law struck down

Caleb Orozco and Lisa Shoman

Belize’s Supreme Court has stroke down Section 53, an anti-sodomy law, used against LGBTI people, from the country’s legislation. The ruling is unprecedented and historic throughout the Caribbean and likely to affect other states in the region. According to Section 53 of the Belize Criminal Code, “Every person who has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any person … ...

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