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Drew Smith urges LGBTI Scots to vote to stay within the UK

Drew Smith MSP

In an exclusive video-interview Drew Smith MSP has urged Scotland’s LGBTI community to vote for remaining in the United Kingdom in the 18 September referendum as well as take part in KaleidoScot’s poll. Smith, who is the Scottish Labour’s Shadow Minister on Social Justice, said that by voting No “we can continue Scotland’s devolution journey, within the UK” not only ...

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Tarbert Church of Scotland split over gay ministers

Church of Scotland Tarbert

Almost half the congregation of the Church of Scotland in Tarbert on the isle of Harris has voted to leave over the church’s vote in favour of the ordination of gay ministers. Ninety-four members have decided to leave, while 131 voted to remain with the Church of Scotland, according to BBC Scotland. The Tarbert splinter group said it will now ...

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Scots theatre to challenge HIV-related stigma

Scottish Youth Theatre to challenge HIV stigma

The Brownlee HIV Patient Forum, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (NHSGGC) and Scottish Youth Theatre have formed a partnership to stage short dramatic pieces designed to provoke thought, challenge and confront HIV-related stigma. In an era where HIV can be controlled with good treatment and care, stigma has been described as the single biggest challenge. Stigma not only restricts the ...

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Patrick Harvie urges LGBTI Scots to vote Yes

Patrick Harvie

In an exclusive video-interview, out bisexual Patrick Harvie MSP has urged Scotland’s LGBTI community to vote for independence in the 18 September referendum as well as take part in KaleidoScot’s poll. Harvie, who is the co-convener of the Scottish Green party, said that “there are real opportunities from YES vote for Scotland to lead the way” in terms of LGBTI ...

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Scots Tory leader reacts to ‘lesbo’ hate slur tweets

Ruth Davidson

Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservative Party, has responded to homophobic tweets targeting her by saying hate is unacceptable and hurts young LGBTI people, reported PinkNews. The tweets called her “big fat dirty lesbo”, a “dyke” and other homophobic slurs, for speaking out for The Better Together campaign, which advocates Scotland remaining within the UK, during a televised debate ...

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KaleidoScot launches an LGBTI Scottish Independence poll

Scottish Referendum

On 18th September Scotland will hold a referendum on whether to become an independent country or to remain part of the UK. KaleidoScot is now running its own poll asking specifically LGBTI people if they prefer Scotland to be independent or continue to be part of the United Kingdom. This KaleidoScot poll can help you focus on the issues that ...

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Scottish referendum campaign groups debate LGBTI rights

Scottish Referendum

Yes LGBT, the pro-independence referendum LGBTI group has called on Better Together to give concrete guarantees about the future of LGBTI rights in Scotland in the event that Scotland votes against independence. According to the letter along with the Rainbow Paper published on Monday, pro-independence campaigners argue that LGBTI rights would be better served in the context of an independent ...

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Two ministers quit Church of Scotland over gay ordination

Lochcarron Church of Scotland

Two ministers have quit the Church of Scotland, over the ordination of gay ministers, leaving the Western Highlands with only one full minister, reported STV, on Tuesday. Rev David Macleod, of the Lochcarron, Applecross and Torridon parish, and Rev Roddy MacRae, of Glenelg and Kintail, decided to leave over what they described as the church’s continuing “drift from the teachings ...

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Wind farm boss slammed for Facebook slurs against gay and disabled people

Matt Braund with Minister Fergus Ewing and Christian Wild, head of ABO Wind

A senior executive of an energy company investing millions in the Highlands was forced to apologise for making a series of slurs against LGBTI and disabled people on social media, revealed The Herald. Matt Braund, manager at ABO Wind UK, referred on Facebook to “homsexual [sic] retarded” sportsmen, urging lesbians to “stop looking like men”, and described singer Cheryl Cole ...

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Aberdeenshire joins Stonewall’s Straight Ally programme

Aberdeenshire Council

Aberdeenshire Council has announced its participation in the Straight Ally programme run by equalities charity Stonewall Scotland, on Thursday. The Straight Ally programme aims to promote full equality in the workplace and appoints “Straight Allies’ within organisations as to create a culture where this can happen. As part of the programme, which focuses on supporting LGBTI people in the workplace, ...

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