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First openly gay football manager hopes others will come out

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  For those of us not well acquainted with the Highland League, the name Gregg Carrol might not mean a great deal. However, for those in the know, Carrol is a legend – and one of the most successful managers in Highland League history. He has won the league four times – with Deveronvale in 2003 and 2006, and more ...

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Twitter refuses to host blood drives until gay men can donate

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Twitter has made a decision to refuse to host blood drives at its headquarters as gay and bisexual men are banned from donating. The social media giant, whose premises are based in San Francisco, took the action after one of its employees complained he was recently barred from donating. Twitter took the decision in April, but only announced it publicly ...

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Premier League boss: time is right for a gay footballer to come out

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  At the end of October reports from the Daily Mirror, suggesting that that two top players were set to come out as gay with support from their clubs, hit the headlines causing furore and speculations of who those players might be. This week, on an interview with BBC NewsNight aired last Wednesday, Premier League chief Richard Scudamore re-ignited the ...

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Challenging bullying begins with acceptance: Andrew’s Story

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  Stonewall Scotland have launched a #NoBystanders campaign in response to National Anti-Bullying Week. The movement asks people to be more vocal against all forms of bullying, whether explicit, subtle or misguided, and move away from just simply letting things slide. This follows depressing statistics: 7,500 young people in the UK experience bullying per year on average, with nearly a ...

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Home Office denies asylum to gay man that ‘failed to prove’ sexuality

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  Gay Ugandan-born Robert Kityo, who has been living in Manchester since 2011, fears for what could happen if the Home Office keeps its decision to deport him back to Uganda, where homosexuality is illegal. A decision letter written on behalf of Home Secretary Theresa May said that, “It is not accepted that you are a homosexual and an openly ...

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Caithness minister backs equality and rejects homophobia

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A Caithness Church of Scotland minister has criticised his presbytery’s decision to oppose the appointment of ministers in same-sex marriages. Rev John Nugent, who is minster of Wick St Fergus Church, said: “I object strongly to the language used by some people at the presbytery meeting.” He added: “Injustice and inequality have become the norm for people in same-sex relationships. ...

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Congratulations Ireland: From today same-sex couples can marry

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Ireland’s same-sex couples can now marry after marriage equality has been signed into law last week. Existing same-sex marriages registered abroad will be immediately recognised in Ireland, while other couples can now register their intention to marry. A referendum in May this year saw 62% of voters say ‘Yes’ to marriage equality, which lead to the legislation of the Marriage ...

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Scotland’s next census may ask Scots about their sexuality

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  Sexual orientation may be included in Scotland’s 2021 census for the first time, in order to combat discrimination and promote equality. The plans which are now being considered by the Scottish Government were previously absent due to concerns about personal privacy and “public acceptability” surrounding the topic, reported The Independent. The change was suggested by the body responsible for the census, ...

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Vatican sacks priest who came out as gay and plead for LGBTI acceptance

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The Vatican fired today a monsignor who came out as gay and demanded more acceptance and change regarding LGBTI issues from the Catholic Church. The polish priest working at the Congregration for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has come out and and issued a manifesto demanding changes to Church teaching, which he said are anti-LGBTI and discriminatory. The priest, ...

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Saudi Arabia opposes LGBTI rights inclusion in UN development goals

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Saudi Arabia said it objects to the inclusion of LGBTI rights in the United Nations’ (UN) new agenda for global development because it runs “counter to Islamic law.” The UN adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on Friday, calling for development agreements in fields ranging from healthcare to economic equity. Some targets, which relate to universal access to reproductive healthcare ...

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