Tuesday , 21 January 2020

Tag Archives: Dan Littauer

Campaign for trans and intersex rights in Scotland launched

Scottish Transgender Alliance

A new campaign has been launched in Edinburgh on Saturday calling for legal equality for transgender and intersex people in Scotland. The ‘Equal Recognition’ campaign launched by the Scottish Transgender Alliance and the Equality Network includes a call for the Scottish Government to change the law to recognise a third gender in Scotland. Currently transgender people who do not identify ...

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David Coburn: gay marriage supporters are “equality Nazis”

David Coburn

Equal marriage supporters have been branded “equality Nazis”, by David Coburn, Scotland’s UKIP Member of the European Parliament (MEP), in an interview with the Huffington Post, UK on Thursday. He said LGBTI equality supporters successfully campaigned for marriage equality that only matters to “some queen who wants to dress up in a bridal frock and dance up the aisle to ...

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EU importance to LGBTI rights stressed by Sturgeon’s veto call

Nicola Sturgeon

A call by Nicola Sturgeon, the incoming first minister, for safeguarding Scotland’s place in the European Union (EU) if the UK votes to leave it, has sparked a debate on how it might be achieved and highlighting its importance to LGBTI rights. Sturgeon said it would be “democratically indefensible” for Scotland to be taken out of EU against its will, during ...

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NHS Scotland: transgender clients data breach a ‘human error’

NHS greater Glasgow and Clyde

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GGC) said a “human error” had led transgender clients’ email addresses being included in an email that was sent out on Monday from the Sandyford clinic. Some of the addresses also included full name and date of birth information, putting the transgender people at risk. The Scottish government and LGBTI campaigners have expressed concerns over ...

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NHS Scotland data breach risks 86 transgender clients

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

In a major data breach incident NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has erroneously revealed 86 email addresses of transgender clients who have attended gender identity service, some compromising full name and date of birth, putting them at risk. The data breach occurred on Monday afternoon, when the Sandyford clinic sent an email info flyer clearly addressing transgender clients attending gender ...

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The importance of Intersex Awareness Day

Intersex flag

Today is Intersex Awareness Day, an occasion that is important to inform the public about the issues facing intersex people. Intersex is a term applied to human beings whose biological sex cannot be classified as clearly male or female. An intersex person may have the biological attributes of both sexes or lack some of the biological attributes considered necessary to be ...

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I was kicked out of a club for a lesbian kiss, alleges student

The student said she got kicked out of The Hive Club due to homophobia

Edinburgh University student, Abi Rigg , claimed she was asked to leave The Hive club after a bouncer spotted her giving a kiss to another girl on Wednesday night. The Hive however claims they have not received any complaint from Rigg and will be checking CCTV footage to see if the incident was due indeed to the bouncer’s homophobia or inappropriate ...

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Fraternity accused of bigotry slammed for Scottish expansion

Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

The Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity (DKE), accused of bigotry, sexism and hazing, has received criticism from rights group for trying to expand into Scottish universities. The elitist DKE, which counts five U.S. presidents among its former members – Rutherford B. Hayes, Theodore Roosevelt, Gerald Ford, George Bush Snr, and George W. Bush – has already set up a fraternity, known ...

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Study shows PrEP highly protective against HIV for gay men


A two-year study into whether pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) should be routinely made available on the UK NHS for gay and bisexual men is being fast-tracked after interim results show it highly protective against HIV. The trial study of a two year research project entitled PROUD recruited 545 gay men at high risk of HIV infection through 13 sexual health clinics in ...

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When Larry met Jerry, a 20-year journey to equal marriage

Jerry Slater and Larry Lamont can finally get married!

In an exclusive interview with KaleidoScot, Larry Lamont (81) and Jerry Slater (58), a gay couple from Kirkcudbright, tell their journey from a blind date meeting to their future marriage after Hogmanay, this year. We caught up with Larry and Jerry earlier this week at celebration on Calton Hill, where the Scottish Government together with the Equality Network heralded the announcement ...

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