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Wind farm boss slammed for Facebook slurs against gay and disabled people

Matt Braund with Minister Fergus Ewing and Christian Wild, head of ABO Wind

A senior executive of an energy company investing millions in the Highlands was forced to apologise for making a series of slurs against LGBTI and disabled people on social media, revealed The Herald. Matt Braund, manager at ABO Wind UK, referred on Facebook to “homsexual [sic] retarded” sportsmen, urging lesbians to “stop looking like men”, and described singer Cheryl Cole ...

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Stand Up, Speak Out says LGBT Youth Scotland

LGBT Youth Scotland crowdfunding campaign

Shh! Silence Helps Homophobia – that’s the message of LGBT Youth Scotland in a new campaign aimed at schools, colleges and universities across the country. The group, Scotland’s largest youth and community organisation for LGBTI young people, is using crowdfunding to sponsor a campaign to to tackle homophobia in education. Launched at the first National Youth Summit on 23rd August ...

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Introducing Out in Glasgow – a new LGBTI professional network

Out in Glasgow

Out in Glasgow is a new LGBTI professional network for Glasgow and the surrounding area. The network hosts guest speakers on topics ranging from work within the networks to wider issues such as LGBTI parenting and what it is like to be LGBTI in various industries. Speaking with KaleidoScot, Steve o’Brien of Out in Glasgow, said: “We look at the ...

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Glasgow gets a new LGBTI choir Sing OUT Proud

Christopher Livingstone singing in Sing OUT Proud

Sing OUT Proud is Glasgow’s new LGBTI choir that aims to provide the community and its friends a safe place to celebrate their diversity in song. The choir is open to everyone and welcomes new members regardless of their previous musical and singing experience. Founder Christopher R Livingstone told KaleidoScot that Sing OUT Proud has it roots in a cursory ...

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Pride Glasgow Fund brings £6500 for the LGBTI community

Glasgow's Pride Fund tops £6,500 for the community

The organisers of Pride Glasgow have announced a fund worth £6,500 that will be invested back into the local community. Following the outstanding success of the 2014 Festival, the Pride Fund will open on 1st September for groups to apply for help with running “grassroots” activities. In a first for Pride Glasgow, which changed from a Limited Company to a ...

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Hilariously entertaining Nancy Clench in Downright Dirty

Nancy Clench - Iain McGuinness

Nancy Clench is most definitely downright dirty while she naughtily, yet playfully draws with her audience into her guilty shenanigans– and her show is all the merrier for it as she takes you on a journey around her life – mostly her sex life, and at times the sex life of her audience. She has an exceedingly sweet and cheery ...

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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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Scottish couple in Gay Rugby World Cup bid Down Under

Robert (right) and Nathan hope for World Cup win

A gay couple from Scotland are bidding for Rugby World Cup glory ‘Down Under’ this August. Robert Forrester and his partner Nathan Colom, from Fife, will be joining a squad heading to Sydney, Australia for the Bingham Cup – the World Cup of Gay Rugby from 24th August.  The pair already play for Scottish rugby sensations Caledonian Thebans RFC and told ...

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Travel agents invited to get to know gay tourists


The Gay European Tourism Association (GETA) has launched a new communications system aimed at helping travel agents to connect with gay tourists. Now worth €50bn per year, this section of the market is, they argue, one that operators cannot afford to ignore. “LGBT people are the perfect tourists. We travel more, spend more and are not restricted to school holidays. ...

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Gay icon Lily Allen to perform in Scotland

Lily Allen @ Solidays 2007

Gay icon and star singer Lily Allen announced she is to perform in Scotland, launching her tour in Glasgow at the the O2 Academy on 22 of November, and closing it in style at the prestigious Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Concert, on the 31 of December. Lily, who has been touring extensively all summer including playing the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury, has ...

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