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Tag Archives: Gay Scotland

Camp Cooks are out to fill your buns in Glasgow

Camp Cooks in action

If you’re about and about in Glasgow, make sure you swing by the Camp Cooks mobile ‘drag diner’ at the Merchant City Festival for delicious food and entertainment (comes as a package). With their Airstream, the Camp Cooks team say it is the star of their show. Wynnie La Freak, the Camp Cook’s head cook, was trained as a chef ...

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Out gay Scottish Minister Marco Biagi to stand down

Marco Biagi

Marco Biagi, out gay SNP MSP for Edinburgh Central, said he would not seek to be re-elected to Holyrood next May as he wants to pursue an academic career. Biagi, 32, who was appointed by Nicola Sturgeon last year as Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment, made his announcement at the Edinburgh Central SNP branch. He is one of ...

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SSP highlights LGBT asylum, pension rights and education

Scottish Socialist Party

The Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) emphasises pension and asylum rights for LGBT people and strong anti-prejudice policies. It also calls for complete devolution of all equality related legislation to Scotland. The party set the following policy pledges: “Guaranteed long term funding for community projects supporting LGBT people, under direct democratic control of service users, with full transparency and accountability. “Educational ...

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LGBTI films highlights of Glasgow Film Festival


Film lovers rejoice – the annual Glasgow Film Festival kicks off tomorrow celebrating Scotland’s love affair with the big screen, and offering the gay community a treat. On its 11th edition, the festival opens with the European Premiere of Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young, and closes on March 1 with the UK Premiere of Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure. This year’s programme, ...

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Man suffers serious assault at The Regent Bar

The Regent Bar

A 35-year-old man suffered a serious assault during a Hogmanay celebration at the Regent Bar, one of Edinburgh’s popular gay pubs, on 1 January around 00:30am. According to witnesses, the victim was assaulted as he approached the bar by four men, of which one attacked the 35-year-old’s face with smashed glass. Neil Pearson, who was at the pub told KaleidoScot: ...

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When Paul met Tony – a journey to Equal Marriage

Paul Coleshill and Tony Ozell

Paul Coleshill and Tony Ozell, one of the first couples to convert their civil partnership to equal marriage in Scotland, tell KaleidoScot, in an exclusive interview, about their experience, how they met and discuss LGBTI rights in general. Paul and Tony discuss what it means to be finally equal in terms of their relationship having the same legal and social ...

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New guide to same-sex marriage in Scotland launched

A new guide to same-sex marriage and civil partnership in Scotland has been launched on Thursday to mark the start of Scotland’s equal marriage law. 10,000 copies of the guide have been published by the Equality Network to explain to same-sex couples how they can register a marriage or civil partnership in Scotland, and to inform LGBTI people about their ...

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LGBT Youth Scotland: RSHP guidelines – a welcomed improvement

LGBT Youth Scotland

Today saw the publication of the much anticipated Scottish Government guidance for Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood Education in Schools.   The new guidance has greatly improved the previous version from 2001; explicitly outlining the needs and experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender young people in Schools, which is a greatly welcomed improvement. There is still much discussion to be ...

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Three openly gay ministers in the New Scottish Government

New Scottish Cabinet

The new reshuffled Scottish government has three openly gay ministers, and overwhelming number of LGBTI equality supporters, both in Cabinet and ministerial posts. The new reshuffled Cabinet is made up, for the most part, of strong allies of LGBTI Equality and is also, for the first time in Holyrood’s history, a 50-50 gender split. Opinions within Scotland’s LGBTI community were ...

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Meet Scotland’s first to be gay marriage couple

Malcolm Brown and Joe Schofield are set to become the first gay couple in Scotland to say “I do” and get married. The former DJ and public health worker, both aged 42 years, will make history seconds on Hogmanay, 31 December this year when they will become Scotland’s first married gay couple, reported STV. Brown and Schofield from Tullibody, Clackmannanshire, ...

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