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HotScots FC “proud” after successful season

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Edinburgh-based LGBT football team HotScots FC have been reflecting on a successful season in which they finished second in the Gay Football Supporters’ Network top division and lifted the Northern Cup. Promoted from the second division last season, HotScots recent win over London Romans rounded off a triumphant return to the GFSN top flight – their runners-up spot being all ...

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Manifesto Watch: Where does Scottish Labour stand on LGBTI issues?

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Like most other parties competing in the Scottish parliament elections, the Scottish Labour Party is keen to highlight its support for LGBTI equality. Its leader, Kezia Dugdale, recently came out and earlier this week told Pink News she is “quite clearly gay” (also reported in yesterday’s Herald).  Labour’s manifesto has a specific section on LGBTI rights, rather than integrating them ...

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Pride House set to return to Glasgow

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The successful Pride House project which took place in Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games in 2014 has been confirmed as making a return during this year’s Homeless World Cup in Glasgow from 10th – 16th July. The project will be led as a partnership between LEAP Sports Scotland, who organised the 2014 project, and Unity Enterprise. It will be based ...

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Manifesto Watch: Where does the SNP stand on LGBTI issues?

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In its manifesto, Moving Scotland Forward, the SNP both defends its record in government and makes proposals for building on this record. It argues the best way to protect Scotland and to advance our interests is for people to use both their votes for the SNP. There is a remarkable consensus among most Scottish political parties on many LGBTI issues. ...

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Homophobia in Sport inquiry launched

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  The Culture Media and Sports Committee launched an inquiry into homophobia in sport earlier this month, which aims to consider how orientation-based prejudice occurs across a range of sports and will examine the different experiences of men and women. The committee will investigate what the experiences of “gay sportsmen and sportswomen” say about societal attitudes generally, whether governing bodies ...

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LGBT football teams urge action from Scottish clubs

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  Scottish LGBT friendly football clubs Saltire Thistle FC and Hotscots FC have used the final day of the Football vs Homophobia Campaign and LGBT History Month to urge Scottish football to do more to encourage LGBT participation in football and to create a safe environment for LGBT fans and players. Both clubs, who compete in the UK-wide Gay Football ...

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Aberdeen FC establish LGBT fans group

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  Aberdeen FC have become the first Scottish football club to set up an official LGBT supporters’ group. The new group, which is known as Proud Dons, was launched yesterday by former club captain Russell Anderson and the Rev Scott Rennie, an Aberdeen supporter and the minister of the city’s Queen’s Cross Church. The initiative has come about as part ...

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HotScots FC confirm new sponsors

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HotScots Football Club, Scotland’s first LGBT-friendly football team, have this week announced a new club sponsorship deal. The Edinburgh-based club, who last year reached the final of the GFSN Cup, have confirmed their new sponsor is Planet Bar and Chalky’s Late Night Lounge. Chalky’s is one of the city’s leading gay-friendly clubs, while its sister establishment – the Planet Bar ...

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First openly gay football manager hopes others will come out

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  For those of us not well acquainted with the Highland League, the name Gregg Carrol might not mean a great deal. However, for those in the know, Carrol is a legend – and one of the most successful managers in Highland League history. He has won the league four times – with Deveronvale in 2003 and 2006, and more ...

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Premier League boss: time is right for a gay footballer to come out

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  At the end of October reports from the Daily Mirror, suggesting that that two top players were set to come out as gay with support from their clubs, hit the headlines causing furore and speculations of who those players might be. This week, on an interview with BBC NewsNight aired last Wednesday, Premier League chief Richard Scudamore re-ignited the ...

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