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Scotland urged to join LGBT youth at Pride Glasgow

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Friends and allies of LGBT youth across Scotland are urged to march in Pride Glasgow in support of inclusive education. With thousands set to take part in Pride Glasgow this Saturday, LGBT Youth Scotland, called upon Scots to participate in order to highlight this year’s theme which is education. LGBT Youth Scotland, a leading charity that campaigns for equal rights ...

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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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Police Officers to receive special hate crime training

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Sixty Scottish police officers are being specially trained to help reduce hate crime against the LGBTI community. The officers will be trained to become LGBTI liaisons for Police Scotland by the Equality Network, which hopes to help establish a network of liaison officers within the police service who can be contacted by LGBTI people who have been the victims of ...

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Playwright receives award to explore Edinburgh’s LGBT history

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Playwright James Ley received the LGBT History Month Scotland’s Cultural Commissions Award to support him in working on a new play exploring Edinburgh’s LGBT history. The announcement comes, just a head of this Saturday’s Pride Edinburgh festival and parade. Ley will spend the year working on a new play which will be performed during LGBT History Month in February 2016. ...

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Scottish youth send letter supporting Ireland’s YES Equality

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Ahead of Irelands Historic Referendum on Marriage Equality this Friday, LGBT Youth Scotland’s National Youth Council have sent a letter of support to Irish LGBT youth organisation BeLonG To. BeLonG To are part of the largest nationwide coalition of leading youth and children’s organisations campaigning for a yes vote in the Marriage Equality Referendum taking place across Ireland this Friday ...

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Report: LGBT Youth still face homophobia in Scotland

Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People Report

A report by the LGBT Youth Scotland, published on IDAHOTBIT, shows young people still feel rejected by friends, family and community in education and work, facing homophobia, transphobia and biphobia. The report is based on a survey with LGBT young people, ages 13-25 across Scotland and focuses on their experiences of socialisation opportunities and of feeling accepted in families and ...

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Take action with LGBT Youth Scotland this Coming Out Day

LGBT Youth Scotland crowdfunding campaign

During this National Coming Out day LGBT Youth Scotland will be sharing coming out stories from young people to raise awareness of the challenges the LGBTI community face. The group is also calling on people everywhere to join its campaign, Shh – Silence Helps Homophobia, by standing up and speaking out against homophobia. It invites you to: 1. Pledge your ...

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Stand Up, Speak Out says LGBT Youth Scotland

LGBT Youth Scotland crowdfunding campaign

Shh! Silence Helps Homophobia – that’s the message of LGBT Youth Scotland in a new campaign aimed at schools, colleges and universities across the country. The group, Scotland’s largest youth and community organisation for LGBTI young people, is using crowdfunding to sponsor a campaign to to tackle homophobia in education. Launched at the first National Youth Summit on 23rd August ...

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