Tuesday , 25 June 2019

Tag Archives: Dan Littauer

Gay man suffers homophobic abuse after Pride Edinburgh

Bus passenger hurls homophobic abuse at Rhys Smith

A gay man has posted a video recording a man hurling homophobic abuse at him and a friend on a bus as they returned from Pride Edinburgh. Speaking with KaleidoScot, Rhys Smith, from Livingston, said the man started the verbal attack about a minute before he started recording the incident. Smith and his friend Kerri-Jayne were returning into town having been ...

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European court: gay couples must be granted residency permits

European Court of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that a refusal by Italy to grant residency right to one partner in a same-sex couple is illegal. The ruling will now affect all countries signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights and members of the Council of Europe. ECHR ruled in Taddeucci and McCall v Italy, that the refusal to ...

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Scotland backs LGBTI organisations and groups

Pink Saltire

The Scottish Government has committed nearly £5 million towards services that support LGBTI organisations since 2011, it has been revealed. The figures have been released as Edinburgh’s annual Pride attracted thousands of participants marching in support of equal rights and against discrimination. The level of funding was announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities, Angela Constance, ...

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Scots MP introduces Turing Law to quash anti-gay convictions

Alan Turing

A Scottish National Party MP has today introduced a private member’s bill in the UK parliament to automatically pardon all gay and bisexual men who were cautioned or convicted under homophobic laws which are no longer on the statute book. John Nicolson MP, the SNP spokesperson on Culture, topped the ballot for private members’ bills and is now building cross-party ...

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After BREXIT: Glasgow gets Neo-Nazi homophobic and racist stickers

Neo-Nazi Stickers

Neo-Nazi stickers with homophobic and racist messages have been spotted across Glasgow, following the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. Some stickers bore the title “no tolerance” with crossed over icons representing LGBTI people, people holding left wing ideas, drug users, along with swastikas. Others had the slogan “white zone” with a white man saluting in a neo-Nazi fashion. ...

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Alyn Smith begs EU not to “let Scotland down”

Alyn Smith at the EU Debate

  Alyn Smith, SNP MEP and member of the EU LGBTI intergroup begged European colleagues not to “let Scotland down”, during an emergency debate on BREXIT. Scotland overwhelmingly voted to stay in the EU, 62% to 38%, compared with 52% to 48% in the UK overall. Smith has today addressed the European Parliament making clear Scotland’s desire to continue our ...

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Transat accused of refusing to let transgender woman board plane

Air Transat

Canadian airline Air Transat has been accused of refusing to let a transgender woman board her flight from Glasgow to Toronto, Canada. Ari Bianca Silvera, who has dual Italian and Argentinian citizenship and who lives in Scotland, was planning to travel to Toronto with her partner to attend a friend’s wedding. Silvera alleges she was refused to board the flight, despite ...

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UK government secretary Justine Greening comes out

Justine Greening

Justine Greening tweeted she was in a same-sex relationship as she joined tens of thousands of people marching through London for the annual Pride parade. The Putney MP and International Development Secretary told her Twitter followers:   Today’s a good day to say I’m in a happy same sex relationship, I campaigned for Stronger In but sometimes you’re better off out! #Pride2016 ...

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Five reasons to Vote to Remain in the EU

EU and Saltire

  Today is the last day of the European Union (EU) referendum campaign that has been divisive and at times very bitter. I offer five reasons why it is better to remain in the EU as opposed to leave.   Immigration This is by far the most popular reason why people vote to leave the EU.  Leave campaigners say that ...

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Edinburgh stands with Orlando victims

Edinburgh Castle lit up in rainbow in solidarity with Orlando victims

  Over 1,000 people – including political leaders – gathered in St Andrew’s Square last night to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting. The deaths of 49 people, brutally killed at the Pulse gay club on Sunday in what was the worst mass shooting is US history, shocked Scotland. Last night’s vigil in Edinburgh follows similar events held across ...

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