Wednesday , 22 May 2019

Tag Archives: Edinburgh

Jordan Gray: “It’s a Cinderella story”

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    Jordan Gray is a transgender musician currently taking part in BBC talent show, The Voice. Jordan impressed the shows judges with her ability but they did not choose her to continue past the first round of auditions. However, luck was on her side when an act from the show had to drop out, giving Jordan a place in the show. ...

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Scottish party leaders to take part in LGBTI Question Time

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Scotland’s five main political party leaders will take part in an LGBTI Election Question Time event this evening in Edinburgh.   The event will be hosted by Scottish LGBTI organisations Stonewall Scotland, The Equality Network, LGBT Youth Scotland and The Scottish Transgender Alliance.     The hustings will be chaired by Louise White, BBC Scotland presenter, and will include the party ...

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First Minister to discuss “gay rights” with Ghanaian President

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  First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will today raise issues surrounding rights for people in same-sex relationships with the President of Ghana during his visit to Holyrood. The Ghanaian leader, John Dramani Mahama, is observing First Minister’s Questions during his tour of Scotland, which will see him presented with an honorary degree from the University of Aberdeen. Ms Sturgeon has come ...

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Jackie Kay appointed new Scots Makar

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  Jackie Kay has been appointed the new Makar (Scotland’s national poet) to replace the previous incumbent Liz Lochhead. The word Makar originally referred to the royal or court bard, and was at its height in the 15th and early 16th centuries. Among the poets who held the post at that time were William Dunbar, David Lyndsay and Alexander Scott. ...

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Stonewall Scotland recognises LGBT friendly employers

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Last night a number of LGBT friendly employers in Scotland were recognised for their contribution to equality in the workplace by Stonewall Scotland at an event hosted by Lloyds Banking Group at their headquarters on the Mound, Edinburgh. For the second successive year, Lloyds Banking Group were named Employer of the Year. The event follows the recent announcement of Stonewall’s ...

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A Wee Celebrity

Julie Clarke

I’m Julie Clarke. I live and work on the Isle of Coll which is just of the west coast of Scotland, a 3 hour ferry journey from Oban. You’d be right if you thought living on a remote island posed certain challenges as there isn’t the more reliable amenities and services which those living on the mainland enjoy. However being ...

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HotScots FC confirm new sponsors

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HotScots Football Club, Scotland’s first LGBT-friendly football team, have this week announced a new club sponsorship deal. The Edinburgh-based club, who last year reached the final of the GFSN Cup, have confirmed their new sponsor is Planet Bar and Chalky’s Late Night Lounge. Chalky’s is one of the city’s leading gay-friendly clubs, while its sister establishment – the Planet Bar ...

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Alleged incident raises questions about HIV prevention strategy

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  Recent reporting in the mainstream media has highlighted serious problems in relation to HIV prevention. Last week, several outlets reported on the disturbing claim that a man was deliberately infected through unprotected anal intercourse. Inevitably, this has sparked reaction from both the LGBTI community and HIV charities, and raises significant questions about safer sex practices, the legal framework, how ...

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We find out why Scotland’s club DILF is a hit

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KaleidoScot catches up with James Hurrel, who started one of Scotland’s most popular gay men’s nightclub, DILF, and find out what’s it all about. KaleidoScot: DILF: What’s it all about? James: DILF is a sweaty dance party aimed at gay men, currently hosting monthly club nights in Glasgow and Edinburgh. We recently held our Glasgow Festive Bash Party at The ...

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Dating Apps, WCs, PCs, and the Rise and Fall of Cruising

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Recent studies have suggested that LGBT-dating ‘apps’ have a significant effect on the way in which people interact or seek sexual or romantic partners. With the launch of your ‘app’; be it Gaydar or Grindr (amongst many others) you are presented with profiles, locations and concise biographies which set the parameters of potential assignations. In Australia the availability of these ...

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