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LGBTI rights left out of UKIP’s manifesto

Nigel Farage

  The General Election campaign is in its final stretch with just over two weeks for what is promising to be an exceptional election. Amongst heated TV debates and across the country campaigns all major parties are finally releasing their policies manifestos. When it comes to LGBTI  people/rights, a subject increasingly important and part of the agenda of most political ...

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Baby on way for Glasgow’s lesbian icon

Heather Pearce

Musician and actress Heather Peace has announced that she and her wife Elle are expecting their first child. In less than three weeks the lesbian icon’s wife Elle will give birth to their daughter. Peace shot to fame in the mid nineties with appearances in Emmerdale, The Bill and London’s Burning. But Heather captured the hearts of the LGBTI community when ...

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Morrissey at SSE Hydro says YES Scotland

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Morrissey, one of our most renowned singer icons who revealed having a same-sex partner in his 2013 autobiography, gave a spectacular performance at SSE Hydro, Glasgow and also voiced his support for Scottish independence. The Smiths was the soundtrack of my late teens and has been one of my favourite bands since then. Morrissey’s voice and lyrics brings me back ...

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Rangers director in gay tweet controversy

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  Accordingly to the BBC, a newly appointed Rangers director is under investigation for apparently tweeting a cartoon of the prophet Mohamed engaging in an explicit homosexual act. The tweet was sent from Chris Graham’s Twitter account in reply to a message posted on the social media website by radical Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary on the day of the Charlie ...

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Gay as Folk!

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Glasgow singer/songwriter standing up for LGBT lyrics   20 year-old Glasgow singer/songwriter Charly Houston is stepping up to the mic to combat anxieties that face LBGT artists – and she’s looking for more performers to join her. The event, Gay as Folk, which will take place on April 19th at Broadcast on Sauchiehall Street, will be a celebration of diversity ...

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Helpline for LGBTI survivors of sexual violence launched

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Victims of sexual violence from Scotland’s LGBTI communities will be able to seek specialist support from a new helpline set up by Rape Crisis Scotland. The service, which is also extended to friends and families, is to be launched tomorrow 19 February, and will offer LGBTI survivors an additional opportunity to get support responsive to their experiences from specially trained ...

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LGBTI films highlights of Glasgow Film Festival

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Film lovers rejoice – the annual Glasgow Film Festival kicks off tomorrow celebrating Scotland’s love affair with the big screen, and offering the gay community a treat. On its 11th edition, the festival opens with the European Premiere of Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young, and closes on March 1 with the UK Premiere of Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure. This year’s programme, ...

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Edinburgh to host gay friendly football tournament

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HotScots Football Club, Scotland’s first LGBT football team, are holding their annual Love Football 5-a-side tournament in Edinburgh on St. Valentines’ Day. The matches will be held at the World of Football, Newmarket Road, Edinburgh and will run from 1pm to 4pm. HotScots FC organises the tournament each year to promote diversity and inclusion within football. The club also hopes to use ...

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Church leader calls for gay equality workers to be vetted

David Robertson, one of Scotland's most outspoken anti-LGBTI rights minister and Christian commentator has been named the next Moderator of the Free Church

The moderator-elect of the Free Church of Scotland has called for LGBTI equality workers in schools to be vetted in the same way as chaplains. Commenting in The Herald, Rev David Robertson, the minister of St. Peter’s Free Church in Dundee, suggested groups such as Stonewall should be subjected to the same rigorous checks as chaplaincy staff. His comments follow ...

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Scotland to celebrate Glasgow Pride in late August 2015

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Glasgow will celebrate Scotland’s biggest annual Pride event on 22 of August 2015, it has been announced. Pride Glasgow will be a two-day event over the weekend of Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of August 2015, which has been proved an extremely popular even for Scotland’s gay community. The main event will be returning to Glasgow Green, after having been held ...

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