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Tag Archives: Gay Scotland

Peter Tatchell says YES to an independent Scotland

Peter Tatchell

In an exclusive interview with KaleidoScot, Peter Tatchell, Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation, outlines his vision for Scottish LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) rights and policies, and comes out in favour of an independent Scotland. Tatchell acknowledges that “Scotland is ahead of the game” in terms of hate crime legislation and marriage equality. He said Scottish LGBTI ...

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Gay couple forced to leave Edinburgh after hate attacks

Daniel Donaldson

Edinburgh based lawyer Daniel Donaldson and his partner, who have been subjected to an ongoing anti-gay attacks, say they are planning to relocate becaue they are unable to take action against the teen perpetrators. The couple has been attacked by youth; being abused verbally, having their car vandelised, and bricks and bottles hurled at their Edinburgh home. The lawyer reported ...

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Glasgow Games saluted for unparalleled message of LGBTI inclusivity

John Barrowman's gay kiss at the Commonwealth Games Ceremony

Rights campaigners praised the Glasgow Commonwealth Games for their inclusiveness and highlighting LGBTI rights. During games not only did the Scottish government fly the rainbow flag from St. Andrew’s House but the First Minister strongly back equality and inclusivity. In addition, during the opening ceremony of the games LGBTI rights were highlighted with the “Glasgow Kiss,” televised live throughout the ...

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Pride House Glasgow praised for impact on LGBTI rights

Pride House Glasgow

The first ever Pride House to feature at a Commonwealth Games has been has been praised for its impact on LGBTI rights, during its closing ceremony on Saturday night. After a fortnight of events, Pride House Glasgow celebrated its farewell featuring Scottish entertainers such as the singer Horse McDonald and the comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli. Pride House has welcomed over ...

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Straight New Zealand boxer backs Scotland’s message of LGBTI equality

Bowyn Morgan backs Scotland's message of inclusivity and equality

Bowyn Morgan, a straight boxer from New Zealand told KaleidoScot he supports the message of inclusivity and tolerance of the Scottish Government during the Commonwealth Games. The 25 year-old boxer and dad from Christchurch said he “welcomes” the messages of inclusivity from First Minister Alex Salmond and the OneScotland campaign and was “happy to engage” on the matter. He said ...

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Zambia Vice President rejects Scotland’s call for LGBTI equality

Dr Guy Scott, Vice President of Zambia, rebukes the Scottish government's call for LGBTI equality

The Vice-President of Zambia has publicly rebuked the Scottish government’s support and call for LGBTI equality, while visiting Glasgow on Tuesday. Responding to a question of an STV reporter regarding concerns over lack of LGBTI rights in Zambia, Dr. Guy Scott said: “Scotland introduced gay marriage last week, so therefore Zambia must suddenly? You weren’t complaining about it two weeks ...

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Against the rules – LGBTI people in sport

Against the Rules Exhibition

It’s all in the name: Against the Rules traces the history of LGBTI participation in sport, both amateur and professional, against the backdrop not only of cultural unfriendliness towards LGBTI equality built often outright hostility. I visited the exhibition, currently showing at The Virginia Gallery, which considers the lives and careers of  LGBTI sportsmen and sportswomen, reflecting on their achievements ...

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Scotland launches a campaign promoting LGBTI equality

OneScotland Campaign add

The Scottish government has launched a campaign – One Scotland – to promote LGBTI equality, with human rights advocates praising its scope and messages. Posters can be seen across Scotland’s cities promoting equality with a focus on LGBTI, gender, disability, race, religion/faith and age equality, with more specific posters on each topic coming up in the next few weeks. The ...

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Remembering one of Scotland’s brightest sons, Ian Charleson

Ian Charleson in Chariots of Fire

One of Scotland’s brightest sons was a multi-talented gay actor who sparkled on stage and screen. He sang, danced, recited poetry, played romantic roles, excelled in Shakespeare; he trail-blazed anything he embraced. I had the fortune of seeing him on stage in After Aida were he played the young librettist Arrigo Boito grappling with the ageing composer Giuseppe Verdi. He ...

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World Hepatitis Day highlights Hepatitis C across Scotland

World Hepatitis Day Scotland

Hepatitis Scotland is running a campaign highlighting the issues surrounding World Hepatitis Day, throughout the country. The Scottish World Hepatitis Day campaign ‘HepCScot’ (or the Big Red C campaign) is a joint campaign by Hepatitis Scotland,Waverley Care, The Hepatitis C Trust, Positive Help,Addaction and a number of NHS managed care networks. The campaign aims to raise awareness of Hepatitis C and seeks to encourage people who ...

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