Friday , 22 February 2019

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Alex Salmond says Scotland stands for LGBTI equality and diversity

Alex Salmond with Hugh Torrance and Katherine Burrows at Pride House

We meet the First Minster, Alex Salmond, at Pride House Glasgow, who tells us that what is, and has, been done in Scotland sends a clear message to the world of support to LGBTI Equality and what the nation stands for. The First Minister noted that that Pride House is sending a message of inclusivity and acceptance, and that along ...

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Patrick Harvie on the legacy of Pride House for Glasgow and the world

Patrick Harvie

I catch up with out bisexual MSP Patrick Harive, co-convener of the Scottish Green party, during a visit to Pride House Glasgow. As we talk about the vast array of events taking place at the house, as well as view the exhibition running on LGBT People of the Commonwealth, I ask Patrick a few questions. What kind of issues do ...

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Alex Salmond makes Commonwealth gay history

Alex Salmond

Peter Tatchell praised Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland for his pioneering statement given in Glasgow on LGBTI rights on Tuesday. “Alex Salmond’s statement of support for gay rights at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is a first. The leader of no other host government at either the Commonwealth or Olympic Games has ever made such a positive pro-gay equality ...

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Scottish government flies rainbow flag in support of LGBTI rights

Rainbow Flag over St. Andrew's House

The Scottish government is flying the rainbow flag during the Commonwealth Games in support of LGBTI rights in participating countries and throughout the world. The flag flying above St. Andrew’s House, on the southern flank of Calton Hill, Edinburgh, is the headquarters building of the Scottish Government and is visible throughout the capital city. Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, committed ...

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LGBTI rights highlighted in Commonwealth Games opening ceremony with a gay kiss

John Barrowman's gay kiss at the Commonwealth Games Ceremony

Out actor and musician John Barrowman embraced a male dancer, giving him a kiss during the Wednesday’s opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. The Glasgow born celebrity and Doctor Who star kissed the dancer at a mock “Gretna Green” during ceremony, with an announcement was made: “Here’s for Equality in Scotland!” at Celtic Park, Glasgow, last night. The gay kiss ...

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Scotland backs LGBTI equality at the heart of the Commonwealth Games

Pride House Glasgow

The Scottish government is demonstrating its commitment for LGBTI equality and rights by funding Pride House, at the heart of Glasgow Commonwealth Games. In addition, during the duration of the Commonwealth Games, the rainbow flag will be flown from St Andrews House in Edinburgh. On Tuesday 22 July, Cabinet Secretary for Commonwealth Games Shona Robison officially opened Pride House. A ...

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Thousands participate in Pride Glasgow parade

Pride Glasgow

GLASGOW, Scotland — Thousands of people marched in Pride Glasgow on Saturday, throughout the city, climaxing in a star-lined whopping street party. The parade, now in its 18th year, kicked-off at Clyde Place before making its way through the city to the main festival site in King Street. Pride related events run until 3 August alongside the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth ...

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