Friday , 22 February 2019

Tag Archives: Edinburgh

No Hiding Place

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As The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) issued a report suggesting that Scotland – despite great improvements – needs to do more to make us a fairer society, a young transwoman living in the north of the country is preparing to move to Brighton on England’s sun drenched south coast, and she has shared her experience of her home ...

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert – she is

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  Priscilla Queen of the Desert, based on the 1994 hit movie of the same name, comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse. Its simple, feel good plot – two drag queens and a transsexual riding a big pink bus through the Australian bush – oozes flamboyant charm. The show is a camp riot through the wilderness, with a lot of heart. ...

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Church of Scotland to debate opening ministry to people in same-sex marriages

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    The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland will debate whether congregations should be allowed to consider calling a person in a same-sex marriage as a minister or deacon when it meets in next year. The discussion will take place in May 2016, after a majority of the Kirk’s 45 Presbyteries voted in favour by approving an Overture ...

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Appeal rejected for mum and friend in “fake abortion” case

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    A mother and her gay friend, who both received prison sentences of three years after concocting a elaborate scheme to convince her ex-partner that his baby had been aborted, have had their appeals rejected by a judge. Earlier this year, Perth Sheriff Court heard how the woman had planned to sell the baby to her friend and had ...

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Church of Scotland same-sex marriage vote set for narrow victory

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  A vote on the acceptance of ministers in same-sex marriages is set to win the support of a narrow majority of the Church of Scotland’s presbyteries. The Kirk’s 45 presbyteries have been voting on whether to allow individual congregations to appoint clergy in same-sex marriages and, with only two results to come in, 25 have voted for the Church’s ...

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Stonewall: less than half of LGB staff comfortable being “out” at work

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  Stonewall, the LGBT charity, held its Workplace Conference today at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. With over 200 delegates attending, this is the largest Stonewall conference held in Scotland to date. The conference has brought together senior leaders, HR and diversity professionals, LGBT staff and allies from a large cross-sector of organisations to share the latest innovative thinking. Keynote ...

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SQIFF presents: I Do?

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  Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) is putting on a season of cinema to mark the first anniversary of Equal Marriage in Scotland on 16th December. Four events lead up to the anniversary date at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow. Films have been chosen to offer a variety of perspectives on marriage and LGBTIQ issues and include: ...

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Pride Edinburgh opens Winter Festival

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  Pride Edinburgh yesterday opened its first ever Winter Festival. The festival, which will run from 1st December (World AIDS Day) until 6th December, aspires to commemmorate diversity in “all its colours” and showcase the best that Edinburgh’s LGBTI community has to offer from a social and cultural perspective. The Winter Festival kicked off yesterday with a winter ball, hosted ...

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Scottish government launches new Human Rights campaign

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    The Scottish government has today launched a new campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of human rights. Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Alex Neil, launched the Fly The Flag for Human Rights campaign this morning in Edinburgh with equal marriage campaigners Susan and Gerrie Douglas-Scott. Fly The Flag aims to change the image of human rights and ...

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Sex changing tree confuses scientists

Fortingall Church, Perthshire. The yew can be seen to the left of the picture.

The oldest tree in Britain appears to have changed its sex, confusing prominent scientists.   The Fortingall Yew, which is based in a Perthshire churchyard, is estimated to be between 3,000 and 5,000 years old and has long believed to be male.   Male yew trees release pollen while female trees produce bright red berries.   However, last month the ...

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