Tuesday , 23 April 2019

Tag Archives: Gay Scotland

Lewis presbytery votes against gay ordination

Lewis Presbytery Clerk John Cunningham

The presbytery of Lewis has voted against plans to allow appointments of ministers in same-sex civil partnerships in the Church of Scotland, on Wendesday. The deadline for the 46 presbyteries to announce their decision is in December this year. The Kirk’s General Assembly voted last May for a proposal that would allow gay men and women to become ministers, if ...

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William Bruce Ellis Ranken, Scotland’s lost queer artist

A portrait of Ranken by Baron Adolph de Meyer

KaleidoScot highlights the story of a forgotten Scottish born artist, William Bruce Ellis Ranken, a man who lived his artistic passion and wasn’t shy paintings compositions with explicit homoerotic undertones. Born to the well to do Ranken family, in Edinburgh in 1881, he was educated in the country’s finest institutions, the prestigious Eaton College and later, Slade school of Art ...

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Alex Salmond supporter of LGBTI rights, to resign

Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond stated that he is to stand down as Scotland’s First Minister and Scottish National party leader. Salmond who has been committed to equality legislation and promoting LGBTI rights announced his resignation after the Yes campaign failed to secure a majority in Thursday’s referendum. Speaking to a press conference in his official residence of Bute House he said he ...

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Scotland says no to independence

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Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom after voters conclusively rejected independence. With 31 of the country’s 32 council areas having declared after Thursday’s vote, the “No” has a majority lead of over 55% (55.3%), while “Yes” over 44% (44.7%). David Cameron, Prime Minister of the UK stated: “Now the debate has been settled for a generation. There ...

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KaleidoScot Referendum LiveBlog

KaleidoScot

KaleidoScot, your dedicated Scottish LGBTI news site, is bringing you a full night of Referendum coverage, in a first for LGBTI news in Scotland, through our LiveBlog. Follow our the reporting of our team, Dan Littauer, Stuart Duffy, Nathan Sparling, Harry Dozier, Rob McDowall, Andrew Page and Nicola Hunter Page as they update the blog live.  

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Marco Biagi’s journey – becoming a proud and out MSP

Marco Biagi

In our last of exclusive pre-referendum video-interviews, we speak with out Scottish National Party MSP for Edinburgh Central, Marco Biagi. He talks about his journey, coming out in the West of Scotland and making it eventually to Holyrood, enabling himself not only to live freely as a gay man but also help the LGBTI community of Scotland. Biagi is one ...

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Willie Bain: A No vote would strengthen devolution and LGBTI equality

Willie Bain

In an exclusive video-interview, Willie Bain, Scottish Labour Party politician, and Member of Parliament (MP) for Glasgow North East says further devolution will help strengthen LGBTI equality across the UK and fight economic discrimination. Bain said: “Devolution has meant for many LGBT people, social and political rights and equality have been achieved. “Look at campaigns that have been achieved in ...

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Joe FitzPatrick: Independence an opportunity for a fairer Scotland

Joe FitzPatrick

In an exclusive video-interview, Scottish government minister, Joe FitzPatrick, talks about the prospects for Scotland’s independence and being one of its high profiled out gay men. FitzPatrick said: “I think the great … progress that Scotland has made, when I was appointed a minister, my sexuality was pretty irrelevant… That’s the kind of progress I hope we are going to ...

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Souter’s donation irrelevant to the referendum debate

Brian Souter

As one of the strongest and most vocal critics of Brian Souter and his legacy of his anti-LGBTI campaigns towards keeping Section 28, I find the use of the issue during the Scottish referendum debate to be misleading and unconstructive. We’ve got to ask ourselves if Brain Souter’s donations has altered anything in the Scottish government’s previous commitment to legislate ...

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KaleidoScot Poll: majority of LGBTI Scots back independence

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An overwhelming majority of LGBTI Scots have backed independence in KaleidoScot’s exclusive Referendum Poll. With over 1000 people taking part, its the largest survey of LGBTI people during the Referendum campaign, 85% of the respondents have backed independence. KaleidoScot has been running a series of features and interviews in the final weeks of the campaign, including calls from MSP’s Drew ...

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