Monday , 10 December 2018

Tag Archives: equality

Nicola Sturgeon: Pride Glasgow important in challenging prejudice

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Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, sent a strong message of support to participants of Pride Glasgow and of inclusive education. In a video message posted on twitter, she said: “I want to take this opportunity to wish Pride Glasgow every success for the event this weekend. Events like Pride are so important because they allow all of us to celebrate LGBTI ...

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Justine Greening appointed Education Secretary

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Justine Greening, the former Secretary of State for International Development, has been appointed Education Secretary in Theresa May’s cabinet. Ms Greening, who revealed she was in a same-sex relationship during this year’s Pride event in London, will also serve as Minister for Women and Equalities. She becomes the first openly LGBTI minister to hold either the education or equalities portfolios, ...

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Campaigners warn against complacency as Scotland rated top for LGBTI rights

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Campaigners have insisted that there is more for the Scottish and UK parliaments to do on LGBTI rights, while cautiously welcoming Scotland’s rating as the best country in Europe for LGBTI equality, human rights and protective legislation. The European lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) organisation ILGA-Europe has revealed today, at the fourth annual conference to mark International Day ...

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Stonewall Scotland launches Equality Manifesto

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  Stonewall Scotand, the LGBT equality charity, yesterday published its equality manifesto ahead of thiis year’s elections for the Scottish Parliament. The charity will be campaigning on five key areas, hoping to urge political parties to adopt its positions. The “five pillars” on which Stonewall Scotland’s equality manifesto is based are a fit-for-purpose education system in which young LGBT people ...

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List of Actions to advance Europe-wide LGBTI Equality

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  Yesterday, Commissioner for Justice and Gender Equality Věra Jourová presented a List of Actions by the Commission to advance LGBTI Equality in the EPSCO Council, where the EU Ministers responsible for employment and social policy meet. The list is to be seen as a follow-up to the  “Lunacek Report“, adopted in February 2014 as a “Roadmap” for tackling homophobia. ...

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Scotland over the rainbow or the “enlightened” myth?

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Scotland’s culture is so overwhelmingly positive towards LGBTI rights, and “enlightened” to the point that lesbian, gay and bisexual people are increasingly attracted to living here. So suggests report in the The National, published on Friday, which claims that findings show that over 30 percent of those identifying as LGB have come to Scotland from elsewhere. The report draws on ...

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“Visible to change attitudes” – 25 years of the Gay Police Association

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  A great deal has happened since the Gay Police Association (GPA) was founded in 1990. Indeed, it is difficult – and sometimes painful – to reflect on just how different societal attitudes were towards LGBTI rights 25 years ago, or the struggles our community has had to endure to arrive at where we are now. Acceptance seldom comes easily, ...

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Campaigners applaud Commonwealth action on LGBTI rights

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Campaigners have expressed their delight at the Commonwealth’s urging of its leaders to deliver human rights for LGBTI people. For the first time the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people have been included by the Commonwealth People’s Forum, the official civil society gathering held in advance of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Two sessions were ...

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Transgender Day of Remembrance: love in the face of hatred

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  Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), the annual day to remember those who have been killed internationally as a direct result of transphobia. Founded sixteen years ago by transgender woman Gwendolyn Ann Smith to mark the transphobic murder of Rita Hester – a crime that remains unsolved to this day – TDoR has grown from a small ...

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Where is the Campaign for Transgender Equality?

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  Here in Scotland, transgender people have a lot to be thankful for. Don’t we? This year has seen something that could revolutionise our view of trans-rights and equality. But if you blinked you might have missed it. It didn’t actually happen in this country after all. I greeted the Irish referendum on same-sex marriage and it’s amazing result with ...

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