Tuesday , 24 October 2017

Tag Archives: gay

Gay man suffers homophobic abuse after Pride Edinburgh

Bus passenger hurls homophobic abuse at Rhys Smith

A gay man has posted a video recording a man hurling homophobic abuse at him and a friend on a bus as they returned from Pride Edinburgh. Speaking with KaleidoScot, Rhys Smith, from Livingston, said the man started the verbal attack about a minute before he started recording the incident. Smith and his friend Kerri-Jayne were returning into town having been ...

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Gay Imam: self-hate not Islam led to Orlando Massacre

Imam Daayiee Abdullah

KaledioScot interviews one of the few openly gay Imams, Daayiee Abdullah, who explains that it was probably Omar Mateen’s troubled self-loathing that motivated him to commit the atrocity, not Islam. The interview, led by KaleidoScot’s editor, Dan Littauer, starts with the imam talking about the impact the massacre has and his solidarity and message of peace and against violence regarding the ...

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Belief Matters…Or Not? Paul O’Grady, The Sally Army and the BBC

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Paul O’Grady’s new BBC TV series “The Sally Army and Me” is certainly good popular light entertainment and Paul is his usual camp self, often funny and seemingly able to get the best out of those he meets. At the same time as we laugh at his antics – for example, getting the drum beat wrong when playing with the ...

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We find out why Scotland’s club DILF is a hit

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KaleidoScot catches up with James Hurrel, who started one of Scotland’s most popular gay men’s nightclub, DILF, and find out what’s it all about. KaleidoScot: DILF: What’s it all about? James: DILF is a sweaty dance party aimed at gay men, currently hosting monthly club nights in Glasgow and Edinburgh. We recently held our Glasgow Festive Bash Party at The ...

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David Bowie (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016)

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In 1983, “Karma Chameleon” spent six weeks at the top of the British charts, becoming a world wide hit. The following year, it was voted Best British Single at the Brit Awards. The band, Culture Club, and its leader, Boy George, would probably not have existed without the influence of David Bowie. The song’s title could easily have been a ...

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A Christmas Message for the LGBTI Communities

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  The first Christmas after I was ordained nearly 20 years ago, I happened to come down sick before Christmas. My senior colleague had to take all the services instead of us sharing them and all I could do was drag myself to midnight mass and sit at the back of the church amongst the congregation. The lights were low, ...

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Slovenia says NO to same sex marriage

Map and Flag of Slovenia

  Slovenia has rejected a move to legislate same sex marriage in a public referendum that was held on Sunday. Almost two thirds of voters have rejected in the referendum same sex marriage as well as the right to adopt children. However, only 36.2% of the electorate turned out to vote, which, activists say, has probably affected the outcome. Referring to the low ...

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Scotland’s choice on Civil Partnerships: Discrimination or Equality?

Civil Partnerships

It is ten years since the first civil partnerships in Scotland, but there is still no equality before the law.  Now, after a rather biased consultation process, the Scottish government is about to make a choice for us.  The anniversary provides as with an opportunity to take a look at the role of civil partnerships in Scotland’s future, and ask: ...

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Appeal rejected for mum and friend in “fake abortion” case

Perth Sheriff Court

    A mother and her gay friend, who both received prison sentences of three years after concocting a elaborate scheme to convince her ex-partner that his baby had been aborted, have had their appeals rejected by a judge. Earlier this year, Perth Sheriff Court heard how the woman had planned to sell the baby to her friend and had ...

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LGBTI Rights to be on Commonwealth Agenda in 2018

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Baroness Patricia Scotland, the next Secretary General of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), hopes to ensure LGBTI rights are firmly on the agenda in 2018. She stated that she intends to talk to member governments soon, with a view to reaching a consensus, but acknowledged she cannot force Commonwealth governments to discuss decriminalisation, saying: “we do not have ...

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