Tuesday , 18 December 2018

Tag Archives: discrimination

Angus Buchan faces protest after Dumfries event relaunch

Protest against Angus Buchan

LGBTI groups and allies have staged a protest this weekend outside a Dumfries Church against an appearance of Pastor Angus Buchan who promotes homophobic and misogynistic views. Buchan preaches to tens of thousands paying participants in South Africa where he says that homosexuality is a “disease” that can be “cured” by prayer. The Pastor also runs “Mighty Men” conferences where ...

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Nicola Sturgeon: Pride Glasgow important in challenging prejudice

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Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, sent a strong message of support to participants of Pride Glasgow and of inclusive education. In a video message posted on twitter, she said: “I want to take this opportunity to wish Pride Glasgow every success for the event this weekend. Events like Pride are so important because they allow all of us to celebrate LGBTI ...

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“No room” for LGBTI people says Indonesia

Johan Budi: No room for gays in Indonesia

“There is no room in Indonesia” for an “LGBT movement”, declared a presidential spokesman. Johan Budi made this claim after damming report from Human Right Watch (HRW), released yesterday, saying that the  Indonesian government has been stoking an unprecedented attack on LGBTI people. The report said that Indonesia’s government uses anti-LGBTI campaigns that includes hateful rhetoric, discriminatory edicts, and the use of ...

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Transat accused of refusing to let transgender woman board plane

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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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Homophobia in Sport inquiry launched

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  The Culture Media and Sports Committee launched an inquiry into homophobia in sport earlier this month, which aims to consider how orientation-based prejudice occurs across a range of sports and will examine the different experiences of men and women. The committee will investigate what the experiences of “gay sportsmen and sportswomen” say about societal attitudes generally, whether governing bodies ...

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Belief Matters…Or Not? Paul O’Grady, The Sally Army and the BBC

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Paul O’Grady’s new BBC TV series “The Sally Army and Me” is certainly good popular light entertainment and Paul is his usual camp self, often funny and seemingly able to get the best out of those he meets. At the same time as we laugh at his antics – for example, getting the drum beat wrong when playing with the ...

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Global business at Davos told to challenge LGBTI discrimination

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Leaders of the world’s top institutions, corporations and businesses, who are meeting in the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, were urged to challenge discrimination against LGBTI people. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden urged executives in Davos to use their influence to drive change in countries where LGBTI people face repression. This is the first time that LGBTI rights are ...

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University launches campaign to tackle “casual” discrimination

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  A new campaign to combate discrimination among staff and students has been launched at Glasgow University. The campaign, known as Full Stop, is targetting bullying and intimidation of all types, but is particularly highlighting the ways in which “casual” comments – those which are not necessarily designed to be abusive – can still have significant impact and should be ...

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European Parliament demands trans equality at the workplace

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The European Parliament adopted a report urging the Commission and Member States to outlaw discrimination against transgender people in employment and work towards full integration of trans people at the work floor. The demands were made in a report, which was published late last week, evaluated the implementation of the Directive on equal opportunities and equal treatment of men and ...

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