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Take action with LGBT Youth Scotland this Coming Out Day

LGBT Youth Scotland crowdfunding campaign

During this National Coming Out day LGBT Youth Scotland will be sharing coming out stories from young people to raise awareness of the challenges the LGBTI community face. The group is also calling on people everywhere to join its campaign, Shh – Silence Helps Homophobia, by standing up and speaking out against homophobia. It invites you to: 1. Pledge your ...

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Edinburgh gay flamingo couple adopt wee abandoned chick

A flamingo and its chick

A gay flamingo couple in Edinburgh’s zoo has taken under their wings a wee flamingo chick after its parents have abandoned it. The wee fluffy  flamingo chick was rejected after being knocked out of the nest by its parents, only to be saved and happily adopted by the gay flamingo couple. Senior bird keeper Nick Dowling told The Mirror: “We ...

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Unbearably wonderful BearScotFest

Harry with the Bears at BearScotsFest

I went down to the BearScotFest woods on Saturday but there was no need for a disguise: These Bears welcome all. Walking up Broughton Street on Friday I noticed the quota of burly bearded men had increased in Edinburgh and there was no doubt in my mind that BearScotFest 2014 had begun. BearScots is Scotland’s group for bears, cubs, chubs ...

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Scotland to resist Tory plans to scrap human rights act

EU and Saltire

The UK Conservative party plans to scrap the Human Rights Act, replacing it with a “British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities”, however Scotland’s government and equality campaigners sharply criticised the move and said it would be resisted. Prime Minister, David Cameron, Home Secretary, Theresa May, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling announced that if the Conservatives were to win next year’s general ...

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Quotas to ensure LGBTI Holyrood representation?


A new cross-party campaign has been established to facilitate greater gender equality and representation within the Scottish parliament, we ask: would LGBTI people benefit from a similar measure? A newly established 50-50 campaign aims to “tackle inequality and push for measures to give women access to the positions that are currently unfairly and structurally dominated by men”, and is the ...

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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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Scots parliament hears call for statutory sex education

Jack and Rebecca of Sexpression:UK at Holyrood

The Scottish Parliament’s Public Petitions Committee has agreed to take forward a petition to the Scottish government to make Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) compulsory in Scottish Primary and Secondary schools. The petition that was put forward on Tuesday by the student network Sexpression:UK to Holyrood, garnered 1096 signatures and backed by 33 organisations, most notably BMA Scotland, THT Scotland, HIV ...

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Bear paradise in Scotland, BearScotsFest

BearScotsFest: Come and join the party!

We catch up with Graham Malcolm, president of Bear Scots, as he bears all about BearScotsFest, promising bear paradise in Edinburgh, Scotland, and grrr… everyone’s invited! KaleidoScot: BearScots Fest? Tell us more… What’s it all about? Graham: BearScotFest is the annual big (in so many ways!) October party hosted by BearScots in the historic city of Edinburgh. The three day ...

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Scotland’s Catholic Church bans pro LGBTI theologian Tina Beattie

Prof Tina Beattie banned by the CDF

Archbishop Leo Cushley of St. Andrews and Edinburgh banned Tina Beattie, a theologian supportive of LGBTI inclusion, from speaking at a Scottish Catholic event. Beattie, a Catholic studies professor at the University of Roehampton was to address the Edinburgh Circle of the Newman Association this month before the Archbishop banned her from speaking. In a letter quoted by The Tablet ...

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Ayr’s first LGBTI bar officially opens tonight

Barbie Buckfast to launch the Rusty Nail

  Ayr’s first LGBTI bar, The Rusty Nail, officially opens tonight, Saturday 27 September, with a big launch party and everyone’s invited. The launch party will be hosted by extraordinary drag act Barbie Buckfast. Since finding fame on Britain’s Got Talent three years ago, Barbie has starred in “Big Night Out” and is widely recognised as a talented comedienne and ...

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