Wednesday , 20 February 2019

Tag Archives: Edinburgh

Record numbers attend Europe’s largest annual LGBTI rugby event

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  A record number of players and supporters will descend on Edinburgh this weekend, as Caledonian Thebans RFC, Scotland’s leading rugby team for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people and their allies, host their 12th annual “Rugby Clinic” in association with the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU). Taking place at Edinburgh’s Murrayfield stadium, the Rugby Clinic will bring together ...

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Alan Cumming: Scots “disrespected” by Westminster

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  Actor Alan Cumming has claimed Scottish people have been “disrespected and s*** upon” by Westminster in the months following the independence referendum, reports The Sunday Herald. The Cabaret and Good Wife star, and advocate for LGBTI rights, made the comments on Saturday following a ceremony in Edinburgh in which he received an honorary doctorate from the Open University. In ...

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Take pride in Bi Visibility Day

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  Today is Bi Visibility Day – which, since 1999, has been a day to celebrate and recognise bisexuality (and pansexuality), the bisexual community and bisexual history. Initially set up by three activists in the USA – Wendy Curry, Michael Page and Gigi Raven Wilbur – to challenge what they considered to be “bi invisibility”, Bi Visibility Day is now ...

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Tens of thousands show solidarity with refugees across Scotland

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Tens of thousands of people have attended candlelight vigils across Scotland showing solidarity with and welcoming refugees from Syria and elsewhere who are victims of conflicts and wars. Collection centres have been set up all over Scotland – cities, towns, villages, islands have all put in motion a network of people, transport and places where donations of clothing, food and ...

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Shortage of doctors results in unnecessary distress for trans people

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  A shortage of doctors qualified in helping people to transition is potentially leading to increased mental and physical ill-health, The Herald has reported. Statistics have revealed that several hundred Scots are waiting for up to a year for treatment due to a chronic shortage of specialised medical staff. The inevitable results of delays in receiving treatment are increased levels ...

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Kezia Dugdale: I support equal recognition, LGBTI education

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KaleidoScot asks the two contestants for the Scottish Labour leadership some questions about LGBTI rights, in our second interview, we speak with Kezia Dugdale. Dugdale, who is an MSP for the Lothian constituency, says transgender and intersex rights are an urgent priority, and she is committed to compulsory RSHPE.  See how she answers our questions below.  KaleidoScot: What have you ...

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Ken Macintosh: I’m committed to LGBTI equality and fighting homophobia

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KaleidoScot asks the two contestants for the Scottish Labour leadership some questions about LGBTI rights, first we speak with Ken Macintosh. Macintosh, who is an MSP for the Eastwood constituency, in East Renfrewshire, says he is committed to LGBTI equality, and tackling homophobia.  See how he answers our questions below. KaleidoScot: What have you done to promote LGBTI rights during ...

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West Lothian to stage first-ever pride march

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The West Lothian region is hosting its first-ever gay pride march this Friday, July 31. Over 800 people are expected to attend the event that will start at 12pm at the Howden Park Centre and will finish outside the West Lothian Civic Centre. The march has been organised by West Lothian Council’s Community Youth Services in conjunction to the LGBT Youth Scotland’s local group ...

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Introducing Scotland’s first LGBT Language Café

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LGBT Health and Wellbeing have come up with a fantastic pilot project for queers whose first language isn’t English: an LGBT Language café. The LGBT Language Café pilot project which will start at the end of this month will enable queer people from across Edinburgh to meet to practise their English, share cultural interests or just simply socialise.  The LGBT ...

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Joining club “completely changed” LGBTI runners’ lives

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Sport has historically played a significant role in society, giving groups the opportunity to creatively express themselves, uniting people from diverse backgrounds and serving as a focal point for community development. There can be no escaping the benefits of being actively involved in sport – from health and social aspects to developing skills and discipline. In recent years, Scotland has ...

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