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Pride a sign of changing Scottish culture

Pride Glasgow Gallery

LGBTI rights in Scotland have come a long way in the past 15 years, and this year’s Pride made that clearer than ever, according to KaleidoScot representative Andrew Page. “The atmosphere was friendly and, largely, inclusive – a contrast to Prides in the past – which itself is a sign of changing social attitudes,”he said. “People lining the streets to ...

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Ride with the Flying Scotsman

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Gay Scottish cycling hero Graeme Obree, known as the Flying Scotsman, is holding a special race on Saturday the 2nd of August, and members of the public are invited to join in. It’s a chance to ride alongside the legend on a challenging but scenic route through the Ayrshire countryside, taking in some of his old training ground. Shorter routes ...

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European court questions gay blood ban

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In a case that could impact blood donation policies across Europe, a senior advisor to the EU’s highest court has said that gay and bisexual men should not automatically be banned from giving blood. The comments, made in relation to a challenge brought against France’s blood donation rules, call into question the legitimacy of discriminating based on sexual orientation rather ...

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Scotland by bike

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Cycling in Scotland has never been easier to do, and it’s a fantastic way to discover remote places you’d never notice from a car or train. It’s no wonder that more and more people are choosing to explore the country on two wheels – so if you want to give it a go, what do you need to know? If ...

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Out and about in Arran

The dramatic landscape of Arran

Scotland in Miniature The small isle of Arran is a magical place that packs in stunning beaches, dramatic mountains, woodlands, and castles, boasting first-class accommodation, golf courses, delightful country pubs, culinary delights and surprisingly friendly to the LGBTAIQ traveller. The landscape is astonishing in its diversity: Dramatic mountain ridges, comparable to the scenic highlands, cover the northern half, while a ...

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe fancies

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In the run-up to the Edinburgh Festival, we look at six of the best LGBTI offerings you can catch this year. What a Gay Play – a group of friends spending the evening together begin to take on and challenge the clichés of gay life as they become increasingly inebriated. More sophisticated than it sounds thanks to skillful writer Ben ...

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Queen gives royal approval to equal marriage in Scotland

Queen Elizabeth approves Scotland equal marriage

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday gave her royal stamp of approval to Scotland’s Marriage and Civil Partnership Act 2014, clearing the way for same-sex marriage to begin by the end of the year. The Scottish Parliament announced Thursday that the Queen had signed the bill on Wednesday. Her approval was largely a formality, but the last step necessary ...

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Scotland votes for equal marriage

Scotland votes for equal marriage

EDINBURGH, Scotland — Scotland becomes the 17th country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage, after the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday passed the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill by an overwhelming majority. 105 Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) voted in favor, 18 objected and 0 abstained. Five last minute amendments putting limits on the Marriage Equality bill, by ...

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Scotland school chaplain sacked for saying gay is a ‘perversion,’ ‘disorder’

Scotland school chaplain sacked for saying gay is a ‘perversion,’ ‘disorder’

GLASGOW, Scotland — A Church of Scotland chaplain has been sacked from a Glasgow school after describing being gay as a “perversion” and “disorder” during a discussion about marriage equality. Reverend Donald Michael MacInnes made the comments on a Facebook page of Glasgow Gaelic School’s, in reference to the Scottish Government’s proposed equal marriage legislation, reported the Evening Times. “The ...

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Scotland man ordered to pay £40K for Twitter homophobia

This 2012 mock wedding between Jaye (left) and Ruth Richards-Hill in front of the Scottish Parliament sparked a 3-month cyber-bullying campaign against the participants.

GLASGOW, Scotland — A Scotland man accused of using Twitter to call a former school headmaster and adviser to the Scottish government a pedophile because she campaigned for marriage equality, has been ordered to pay her £40,000 in damages. David Shuttleton, of Barrhead, Scotland, was ordered to pay the damages after engaging in an online attack against education expert Jaye ...

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