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Safety advice issued for LGBTI travellers


NHS Scotland and Health Protection Scotland have issued an advice statement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) travellers. Noting that attitudes towards LGBTI people “vary significantly around the world”, and that in almost eighty countries homosexuality remains criminal, the organisations are encouraging travellers to carefully research the laws of the countries they are visiting in advance They also ...

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Personal safety classes offered to LGBTI people

The former Barony St. John's Church

The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety will be offering safety classes to LGBTI communities all over Scotland. This move comes in response to concerns that LGBTI people are often the subject of physical or verbal attacks. The centre’s executive director Alan Bell said: “We will shortly be offering a range of classes which will equip people to defend themselves from ...

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Mum jailed for faking abortion to give baby to gay friend

Perth Sheriff Court

A mother who attempted to convince her former partner that she had an abortion has been jailed for three years. During the hearing Perth Sheriff Court had heard that the woman, who had planned to give her baby to her gay friend, may have sold her daughter to him because he wanted his own child. The mother and her co-accused, ...

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Ex-Childrens panel chair jailed for “gross abuse”

Glasgow High Court

A former chairman of Glasgow Children’s Panel was yesterday jailed for twelve years for abusing boys during a period spanning three decades. Daniel Ross, 62, had previously admitted six charges and pleaded guilty to misusing his position as chair of the children’s panel to groom vulnerable youngsters for sex attacks. At Glasgow High Court, Lord Matthews, sentencing, told Ross that ...

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Eurovision, a fan out of the closet


My early memories of Eurovision are fond ones. It was a family get together, we’d all go around to my grandparents’ home and crowd into the best room. Now believe me, this was a special event as my grandmother only allowed this room used for the very best. We had a television that had freshly polished wooden doors, it was ...

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Ireland’s Marriage Equality Referendum: Equality for all

marriage pic 3

Tomorrow Ireland will be the first country in the world to put to popular vote the issue of marriage equality. If Ireland votes YES the Irish constitution will change by the insertion of a new subsection 4 to article 41 stating “Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex”. Ireland was one ...

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Gay SNP MPs urge Ireland: say YES to marriage equality

John Nicolson, Stewart M McDonald, Angela Crawley, Stuart McDonald, Mhairi Black, Martin Docherty

Six gay and lesbian SNP MPs gathered outside Westminster urging Ireland to vote YES for marriage equality. Angela Crawley, John Nicolson, Martin Docherty, Mhairi Black, Stewart M McDonald, Stuart McDonald stood outside Westminster’s gates holding Yes signs in support of Ireland’s Marriage Equality campaign. McDonald, the newly elected MP for Glasgow South told Buzzfeed: “We want to encourage folks to ...

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Church of Scotland votes to ordain gay ministers


The Church of Scotland has voted to allow congregations to call ministers in same sex civil partnership. Delegates voted 309 in favour and 183 against, during today’s General Assembly, in a debate, that lasted almost four hours and included 31 of the Church’s presbyteries endorsing the move to 14 who opposed it. #GA2015 votes 309 to 182 in favour of ...

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Scottish LGBT Sports Charter launched today


A new charter that aims to increase gay and transgender people’s participation in sport has been launched today. Scottish charity, Equality Network, who developed the 20-page document is seeking support from sports clubs and governing bodies to back the charter and tackle homophobic and transphobic bullying in Scotland. The charity extends the call for everyone in sport to endorse the charter, including ...

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SSP highlights LGBT asylum, pension rights and education

Scottish Socialist Party

The Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) emphasises pension and asylum rights for LGBT people and strong anti-prejudice policies. It also calls for complete devolution of all equality related legislation to Scotland. The party set the following policy pledges: “Guaranteed long term funding for community projects supporting LGBT people, under direct democratic control of service users, with full transparency and accountability. “Educational ...

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