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Tag Archives: Edinburgh

Edinburgh police respond on hate crime

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Last week we at KaleidoScot brought you the story of Daniel Donaldson, an Edinburgh man who has been suffering homophobic harassment in his local area. Today, the Edinburgh Prevention, Interventions and Partnerships Department of Police Scotland got back to us to address ongoing concerns about anti-gay prejudice in the capital. “Police Scotland can confirm they are investigating, a number of ...

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Affirmation Scotland – seeking to create a more inclusive church

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The Rev Lindsay Biddle is a character more colourful than the rainbow flag. A  writer of hymns, blogs and novels, and a Presbyterian minister, Lindsay has experienced first-hand the humanity-diminishing effects of segregation while growing up in the Southern United States. Now ordained by the Presbyterian Church (USA) – which has recently declared its support for same-sex marriage – Lindsay ...

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X and Y – A play that puts the T in LGBTI

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X and Y is a play about a  transgender woman’s life chapter between the Commonwealth Games in 1986 in Edinburgh until the recent Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014. A brand new addition to the Scottish stage, X and Y tells the stories of another two LGBTI people from Jamaica and the Maldives, which are also Commonwealth countries. The first viewing ...

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Edinburgh man speaks out on harassment

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An Edinburgh man has spoken out about a campaign of homophobic harassment that has left him feeling unsafe in his ow neighbourhood. Daniel Donaldson, who has recently been volunteering at the Commonwealth games, says the abuse began with children making relatively mild comments but grew much worse over the school holidays. The children threw stones at his house and smashed ...

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Out gay diver Tom Daley wins Commonwealth gold

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Tom Daley has won gold in the men’s 10m platform final at Edinburgh, as part of the Commonwealth Games tonight. The 20-year-old from Plymouth won the gold medal, with an outstanding score of 516.55. According to the BBC, Daley performed a ‘demon dive’ – a back 2.5 somersault, 2.5 twist routine – and held the lead from the outset. An ...

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Gay Aussie diver Matthew Mitcham wins gold

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Fans of Tom Daley didn’t get the victory they were hoping for in yesterday’s Commonwealth Games synchronised dive event in Edinburgh – because he was pipped to the post by gay Australian diver Matthew Mitcham. Mitcham, 26, has previously won gold at the Olympics with a record-breaking score. He took on the sychronised challenge with dive partner Domonic Bedggood, while ...

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Tom Daley to do the double in Edinburgh

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There’s no bigger star in diving than Plymouth’s Tom Daley, and today it was confirmed that Edinburgh fans will get a double dose of him at the Commonwealth Games.  The popular bisexual athlete, who was originally scheduled to compete in the solo 10m platform dive on Saturday, will now also be competing in the 10m synchronised event on Friday. Daley ...

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Giant queer-ass trans*-tastic picnic for Edinburgh

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A giant queer-ass trans*-tastic picnic is to be held in The Meadows in Edinburgh on Saturday, with all welcome. The event, in its second year, is expected to attract quite a crowd, and although the forecast suggests a slim chance of rain the recent hot weather has organisers Cachin Cachán Cachunga in an optimistic mood. “We had so much fun ...

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