Friday , 22 February 2019

Tag Archives: Dan Littauer

Concern over UK drug-resistant gonorrhoea outbreak

Image of Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Bacteria that causes Gonorrhoea

A drug-resistant gonorrhoea outbreak in the north of England has triggered a nationwide public health alert, with concerns that it might spread to Scotland. Fifteen cases of what has been labelled “super-gonorrhoea” have been detected by Public Health England (PHE) since March, the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV reported (BASHH). The first cases were reported in Leeds with ...

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Tens of thousands show solidarity with refugees across Scotland

Glasgow Sees Syria at George Square

Tens of thousands of people have attended candlelight vigils across Scotland showing solidarity with and welcoming refugees from Syria and elsewhere who are victims of conflicts and wars. Collection centres have been set up all over Scotland – cities, towns, villages, islands have all put in motion a network of people, transport and places where donations of clothing, food and ...

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Jeremy Corbyn wins by landslide Labour leadership contest

Jeremy Corbyn

Left wing backbencher Jeremy Corbyn won the British Labour Party elections by a landslide, successfully seeing off a frontbenchers Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall. Corbyn received an overwhelming 59.5% the votes, over 40% more than his nearest rival Burnham, who got 19%, making a second round was unnecessary. Former minister Tom Watson was elected deputy leader. Corbyn who ...

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Scottish government updates sexual health framework

Scottish Government

The Scottish Government updated the national sexual health framework today, promising to involve people affected or living with STDs, HIV positive people in decisions about services and safeguarding their welfare. The document, entitled ‘Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus (BBV) Framework 2015 – 2020 Update’, was published at the World Hepatitis Summit in Glasgow, seeks greater community involvement of in the ...

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Nicola Sturgeon helps Highlands gay couple say I do

Nicola Sturgeon, Pawel Najda and Ian Johnstone

During a public meeting in Oban Pawel Najda asked the help of First Minister to propose to his boyfriend, Ian Johstone. Pawel, who kneeled down and with Nicola’s help proposed to Ian, who delighted them both by answering “I do.” She later took to tweeter stating: Fave moment of #Oban public meeting tonight captured in this pic 1/2… pic.twitter.com/RIVzibyawa — ...

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Marco Biagi: have fun and be proud at Pride Glasgow!

Marco Biagi

We caught up with Marco Biagi, Scottish Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment, who talks about the importance of Pride as a community event and shares his memories of his first Pride, which happened to be Pride Glasgow. Listen to the full interview below. Biagi, who is open about his sexuality, told Dan Littauer, of KaleidoScot that “Pride is a ...

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Glasgow rail stations go rainbow to welcome Pride

Glasgow Queen Street

Ahead of Pride Glasgow, the city’s two main rail stations, Glasgow Central and Queen Street, are welcoming visitors with rainbow banners and flags. Rainbow banners and flags are on display at some of our busiest stations this week, including Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central, to show that the rail industry is committed to being inclusive and welcomes individuality. The ...

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Kezia Dugdale, exponent of LGBTI Equality, elected Scottish Labour Leader

Kezia Dugdale

Kezia Dugdale, who has made strong statements in favour of LGBTI equality, has been elected the new Scottish Labour leader after defeating Ken Macintosh. In an interview with KaleidoScot, Dugdale made the strongest pro LGBTI equality statements yet of any previous of Scottish Labour leaders. Campaigners hope that she would show commitment that could invigorate legislative and policy revisions in ...

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HIV discoverer: “a cure is almost impossible”

Francoise Barre-Sinoussi

Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, Nobel Prize laureate and co-discoverer of HIV in 1983, said that in her opinion a cure for HIV “is almost an impossible mission,” but a “functional cure” and vaccine might be achievable. In this article, KaleidoScot explores the issues at stake and outlines her substantive arguments in light of what is known so far. Barre-Sinoussi made her statement, ...

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