Sunday , 19 January 2020

Tag Archives: Dan Littauer

Scotland to resist Tory plans to scrap human rights act

EU and Saltire

The UK Conservative party plans to scrap the Human Rights Act, replacing it with a “British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities”, however Scotland’s government and equality campaigners sharply criticised the move and said it would be resisted. Prime Minister, David Cameron, Home Secretary, Theresa May, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling announced that if the Conservatives were to win next year’s general ...

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Anti-gay minister named Free Church Moderator

David Robertson, one of Scotland's most outspoken anti-LGBTI rights minister and Christian commentator has been named the next Moderator of the Free Church

David Robertson, one of Scotland’s most outspoken anti-LGBTI rights minister and Christian commentator has been named the next Moderator of the Free Church. Rev David Robertson, minister of Dundee St Peter’s Free Church and director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity, was named Moderator on Thursday and will take up the role at next May’s General Assembly. 52-year-old Robertson ...

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Lewis presbytery votes against gay ordination

Lewis Presbytery Clerk John Cunningham

The presbytery of Lewis has voted against plans to allow appointments of ministers in same-sex civil partnerships in the Church of Scotland, on Wendesday. The deadline for the 46 presbyteries to announce their decision is in December this year. The Kirk’s General Assembly voted last May for a proposal that would allow gay men and women to become ministers, if ...

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Scots parliament hears call for statutory sex education

Jack and Rebecca of Sexpression:UK at Holyrood

The Scottish Parliament’s Public Petitions Committee has agreed to take forward a petition to the Scottish government to make Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) compulsory in Scottish Primary and Secondary schools. The petition that was put forward on Tuesday by the student network Sexpression:UK to Holyrood, garnered 1096 signatures and backed by 33 organisations, most notably BMA Scotland, THT Scotland, HIV ...

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Bear paradise in Scotland, BearScotsFest

BearScotsFest: Come and join the party!

We catch up with Graham Malcolm, president of Bear Scots, as he bears all about BearScotsFest, promising bear paradise in Edinburgh, Scotland, and grrr… everyone’s invited! KaleidoScot: BearScots Fest? Tell us more… What’s it all about? Graham: BearScotFest is the annual big (in so many ways!) October party hosted by BearScots in the historic city of Edinburgh. The three day ...

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Scotland’s Catholic Church bans pro LGBTI theologian Tina Beattie

Prof Tina Beattie banned by the CDF

Archbishop Leo Cushley of St. Andrews and Edinburgh banned Tina Beattie, a theologian supportive of LGBTI inclusion, from speaking at a Scottish Catholic event. Beattie, a Catholic studies professor at the University of Roehampton was to address the Edinburgh Circle of the Newman Association this month before the Archbishop banned her from speaking. In a letter quoted by The Tablet ...

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Get your kilt ready for the Tartan Ribbon Ceilidh

Tartan Ribbon Cleilidh

We catch up with Jane Griffin, of Waverley Care, and hear about their fabulous Tartan Ribbon Cleilidh birthday party, and everyone’s invited! KaleidoScot: Tartan Ribbon Ceilidh? Tell us more… Jane: 2014 is Waverley Care’s 25th birthday year and throughout the year we’ve been celebrating with people who use our services, staff and supporters. We wanted to have a birthday event ...

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Gay UKIP MEP slurs Scotland’s Tory leader a “fat lesbian”

David Coburn

UKIP’s Scottish openly gay MEP, David Coburn, is alleged to have launched a verbal attack against rival politicians including leader of the Tory party in Scotland, Ruth Davidson, reports the Daily Record. Allegedly overheard on an East Coast train journey from Scotland to London on Sunday he described Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Tory party, and an enthusiastic advocate of equal ...

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William Bruce Ellis Ranken, Scotland’s lost queer artist

A portrait of Ranken by Baron Adolph de Meyer

KaleidoScot highlights the story of a forgotten Scottish born artist, William Bruce Ellis Ranken, a man who lived his artistic passion and wasn’t shy paintings compositions with explicit homoerotic undertones. Born to the well to do Ranken family, in Edinburgh in 1881, he was educated in the country’s finest institutions, the prestigious Eaton College and later, Slade school of Art ...

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Alex Salmond supporter of LGBTI rights, to resign

Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond stated that he is to stand down as Scotland’s First Minister and Scottish National party leader. Salmond who has been committed to equality legislation and promoting LGBTI rights announced his resignation after the Yes campaign failed to secure a majority in Thursday’s referendum. Speaking to a press conference in his official residence of Bute House he said he ...

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