Friday , 22 February 2019

Tag Archives: Dan Littauer

West Lothian LGBTI teen group subjected to homophobia

Boghall Parish Church - google maps image

A group of LGBTI teens were subjected to homophobia, Police Scotland detained and charged four teenagers with hate crime. According to The Herald, the teens were attending a support group at Boghall Parish Church in Bathgate, West Lothian on Thursday last week. According to Police Scotland a number of teenagers started subjecting the group to homophobic abuse when they attended ...

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Congratulations! Kezia Dugdale and Louise Riddell are engaged

Kezia Dugdale and Louise Riddell

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has announced she got engaged to her partner Louise Riddell. In an interview with the Daily Record, Dugdale said she was “utterly thrilled” after getting engaged during a holiday Mallorca. She said: “I’m utterly thrilled to be marrying the love of my life and we can’t wait to start planning.” Dugdale added: “We hope this ...

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Activists call to ban homophobic pastor from visiting Scotland and UK

Pastor Angus Buchan

Activists say South African Pastor Angus Buchan, criticised for misogyny and homophobia, should be banned from visiting Scotland and the UK. The pastor’s visit, who has been invited by the evangelical Hope Church, has come under strong criticism from LGBTI rights advocates. Buchan who is of Scottish origin and originally a farmer from Zambia, preaches to tens of thousands paying ...

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HIV prevention drug should be offered in Scotland

PrEP

NHS Scotland must start funding HIV prevention drug, says HIV Scottish Charity, following a high court ruling in favour of funding in NHS England. A leading HIV/AIDS charity has won a high court battle over whether a preventative treatment for HIV that charities say that the drug, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a “game-changer” can legally be funded by NHS England. Following ...

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Scottish LGBT poetry book and film backed by awards

Rachel Plummer

A book of poems retelling Scottish myths from an LGBT perspective and a film about a young lesbian with telekinetic powers are to be commissioned as part of next year’s LGBT History Month. Poet Rachel Plummer and filmmaker Helen Wright and have each been awarded £7,000 from Creative Scotland to enable them to produce works which will be unveiled in ...

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David Coburn: “equality Nazis stopped a referendum on gay marriage”

David Coburn

David Coburn, the leader of UKIP in Scotland blamed “equality nazis” for stopping a referendum on “gay marriage” “like in Ireland”. UKIP Scotland’s leader and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) tweeted at Nicola Sturgeon saying: ”I wanted a referendum on gay marriage like Ireland the equality nazis stopped that.” @mjkeatings @SoarAlba59 @theSNP @NicolaSturgeon I wanted a referendum on gay ...

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Study finds zero transmission in mixed-HIV status couples

Partner Study

Ongoing research found zero linked HIV transmissions cases after mixed-HIV status couples had sex 58,000 times without condoms. Heterosexual and gay couples, of whom one was HIV positive and took antiretroviral (ARVs) showed zero cases of infections after having sex without condoms; the study highlighted the power of ARVs ability to curtail the spread of the virus. The Partner study (phase ...

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Theresa May: Libertarian or Authoritarian?

Theresa May

Today David Cameron has stood down as Prime Minister and replaced by former Home Secretary Theresa May, what kind of leadership can we expect? Libertarian or Authoritarian? The woman who popularised the term “the Nasty Party” during a 2002 speech to Conservative conference in which she criticised the “narrow sympathies” of traditional Conservative stances has now become the UK’s second female Prime Minister. ...

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Angela Eagle victim of brick and homophobic attacks

Angela Eagle

Angela Eagle has had a brick thrown through the window of her constituency office, as well as receiving abusive phone calls and homophobic slurs on social media. Staff at Eagle’s constituency office in Wallasey, Merseyside are said to have been left “shaken” and called the police after the incident. A message was also left on her House of Commons office answer ...

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Interview with Rhys Smith victim of homophobic attack in Edinburgh

Rhys Smith

KaleidoScot, interviews 23 year old Rhys Smith, from Livingston, who explains what happened that night when he was apparently aggressed by a man hurling at him and his friend homophobic abuse. Rhys talks about how this has been to some degree misreported by some of the media saying it made him, initially, scared to come forward and report the incident. ...

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