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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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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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Out in Glasgow to establish new Edinburgh group

Edinburgh Castle and Rock at night

The committee of Out in Glasgow (OIG) – a relaxed inclusive professional networking group for LGBTI people, their friends, colleagues and allies to meet in the Glasgow area – is planning to establish a new Out in Edinburgh group. OIG was formed three years ago by a small group of people interested in supporting like-minded individuals to meet, share best practice and ...

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Orlando victims remembered at Pride Edinburgh


  Large crowds attended today’s Pride Edinburgh parade, which paid tribute to the victims of last month’s fatal attack on Orlando’s Pulse nightclub. Speeches were made prior to the parade setting off at the City Chambers in which the tragedy was remembered and calls made to “reject the politics of hate and division”. A minute’s silence was also held. The parade took ...

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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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Hundreds attend Glasgow vigil for Orlando


    Over 700 people attended a vigil in Glasgow’s George Square last night, in memory of the 49 people brutally killed in an attack on a gay nighclub in Orlando on Sunday. The vigil, organised at short notice largely using social media, lasted an hour – during which the names of all the victims were read by Joanna Branch, ...

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Belief Matters … Or Not? Faiths Unite in Peace

Shabbat Candles & Challah

This weekend there will be gatherings of people from different Faith groups, with their Leaders, to worship, eat, talk, discuss, work and walk together. It is a weekend co-organised by Edinburgh InterFaith Association, the Prince Al Waleed Centre of for Islamic Studies in the Modern World at Edinburgh University and Edinburgh Liberal Jewish Community (‘Sukkat Shalom’, which means ‘Shelter of ...

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Jordan Gray to perform first show in Edinburgh


Jordan Gray, star of the hit TV show The Voice, will perform in her first show in Edinburgh on Saturday 2nd July. She will be entertaining guests at the very first ‘#ThisIsMe Rooftop Garden Party’, which will take place in the stunning rooftop garden at The Glasshouse 5* Hotel. the event is organised by Inclusive Networks, which aims to share ...

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Transgender woman completes 32 mile charity walk in high heels

Jai Latto (left) during her 10-hour, 32-mile walk

A Scottish transgender woman has completed a 32-mile walk in four inch high heels to raise money for charity. Jai Dara Latto, from Walkerburn in the Scottish borders, walked the entire distance from her home town to Edinburgh Castle on Saturday in order to support the work of three LGBTI charities: the Sahodari foundation (an Indian campaign and support network), the ...

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HotScots FC “proud” after successful season


Edinburgh-based LGBT football team HotScots FC have been reflecting on a successful season in which they finished second in the Gay Football Supporters’ Network top division and lifted the Northern Cup. Promoted from the second division last season, HotScots recent win over London Romans rounded off a triumphant return to the GFSN top flight – their runners-up spot being all ...

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