Tuesday , 21 May 2019

Tag Archives: Equality Network

New LGBTI Hate Crime Project Launched in Scotland

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The Equality Network, an LGBTI Scottish advocacy charity, has launched a new project aimed to increase the reporting of LGBTI hate crimes and incidents and improve the support available to those targeted. The initiative adds Scotland to the National LGBT Hate Crime Partnership which brings together 35 LGBT organisations from across England, Wales, funded by the Equality and Human Rights ...

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Media disregard for award winners shows inability to grasp diversity

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  It seems the mainstream media still don’t “get” LGBTI issues. Or even the existence of an diverse LGBTI community – even among those sections of the media anxious to appear inclusive to the point they sponsor LGBTI events. This week, the first ever Scottish LGBTI Awards ceremony was held in Glasgow. The media was there in force, but anyone ...

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Wadhwa wows at inaugural LGBTI Awards

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    An Indian-born trans woman and equality campaigner has been named Outstanding Campaigner of the Year at the inaugural LGBTI Awards in Glasgow. Mridul Wadhwa, who has been a leading advocate for equality and inclusivity within domestic abuse and rape crisis services, was honoured at the awards ceremony last night – which was organised and hosted by the Equality ...

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LGBTI Award-nominated football clubs to meet in league clash

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  Two award-nominated football clubs are to meet in a league match tomorrow. United Glasgow FC and Saltire Thistle have both been shortlisted for the Sport Award in the Equality Network’s inaugural Scottish LGBTI Awards. Both clubs have been recognised for the work they have consistently done in the last few seasons to challenge prejudice and champion inclusion. Saltire Thistle ...

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Take Pride in Glasgow this Weekend

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Pride Glasgow, Scotland’s biggest celebration of LGBTI equality, will take place this weekend (August 22nd and 23rd) at Glasgow Green with performances from Texas, Union J, Heather Peace, Katrina (ex the Waves), Rozalla, GBX and many more. The Annual Pride Parade, which this year focuses on raising awareness of Transgender rights, will take place on Saturday with participants assembling on ...

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KaleidoScot is one year old

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It doesn’t seem long ago at all since KaleidoScot was launched during the 2014 Commonwealth Games. And what a year it’s been. From considering the pro-diversity messages of the Games and covering the historic Independence Referendum to taking a look at the complexities behind the recent “ban” on Drag artists proposed by Free Pride , KaleidoScot has been on hand ...

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LGBTI awards nominees announced

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An equality and human rights advocacy group has announced the shortlisted nominees for its inaugural LGBTI awards event. The Equality Network established the Scottish LGBTI Awards to recognise and celebrate the campaigners, politicians, journalists, public bodies, businesses, community groups and individuals that have made a contribution towards securing greater equality in the past year. The event is being sponsored by ...

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TIE Campaign: the time for serious educational reform is now

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In 2012, Stonewall Scotland uncovered some disturbing statistics relating to the experiences of LGBTI+ youth in Scottish schools. Based on responses, they found that 54% of LGBTI+ pupils in Scotland who have experienced homophobic bullying are regularly self harming – and, further, 26% (1 in 4) have attempted suicide. Of course, we’ll never find out how many kids have taken their own lives on grounds ...

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Report: LGBT people face widespread inequality in Scotland

The Scottish LGBT Equality Report

A new report published today by the Equality Network revealed that LGBT people still face widespread inequality in Scotland. The Scottish LGBT Equality Report, a state of the nation report on LGBT people’s experiences of inequality in Scotland surveyed 1052 respondents from across the country. It reveals that despite recent advances in the law and social attitudes, such as the ...

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Volunteers required for OUTRun

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The organisers of OUTRun – the five mile race being organised to raise awareness of LGBTI participation in sport – are looking for volunteers to make the event a success. Glasgow Frontrunners, the running club behind OUTRun, would like to hear from anyone who is interested in helping at the event, which takes place in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park on Saturday ...

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