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Stonewall study shows hate crime still prevalent in Scotland

Stonewall Scotland research on hate crime

Dan Aldridge, Policy Manager at Stonewall Scotland, tells KaleidoScot how hate crime is still a problem in Scotland and what Stonewall Scotland, in partnership with other organisations, are doing to combat it. In Scotland we often pride ourselves as being a nation built on the principles of tolerance and fairness. Unfortunately Stonewall Scotland research highlights that the lived experience of ...

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Meet Mr Bear Scots 2014

Peter Morley BS 2014 smaller

October is the month of clocks changing, darker nights, autumn leaves and BEARS! We reported earlier this month on the annual BearScotFest, held in Edinburgh, which attracts big burly boys and their admirers from all over the UK. Now recovered from his bear weekend, we speak with the newly crowned Mr Bear Scots 2014, Peter Morley, and find out what it ...

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Glasgow Hydro raves for Gaga

LadyGaga at The SSE Hydro

Lady Gaga hit Scotland on Sunday and brought her ArtRave – The Artpop Ball Tour to Glasgow’s SSE Hydro for gay Scots to enjoy. KaleidoScot sent Richard McArthur along to rave with ‘Mother Monster’, and he tells it was one hell of a show: energetic and fearless. Coming just a year after she suffered a hip injury which had the singer cancel ...

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Fraternity accused of bigotry slammed for Scottish expansion

Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

The Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity (DKE), accused of bigotry, sexism and hazing, has received criticism from rights group for trying to expand into Scottish universities. The elitist DKE, which counts five U.S. presidents among its former members – Rutherford B. Hayes, Theodore Roosevelt, Gerald Ford, George Bush Snr, and George W. Bush – has already set up a fraternity, known ...

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When Larry met Jerry, a 20-year journey to equal marriage

Jerry Slater and Larry Lamont can finally get married!

In an exclusive interview with KaleidoScot, Larry Lamont (81) and Jerry Slater (58), a gay couple from Kirkcudbright, tell their journey from a blind date meeting to their future marriage after Hogmanay, this year. We caught up with Larry and Jerry earlier this week at celebration on Calton Hill, where the Scottish Government together with the Equality Network heralded the announcement ...

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Glasgow gay man cleared of attempted rape of woman

Livingston Court where Craig appeared today

A man has been cleared of trying to rape a 49-year-old woman after telling a Livingston court today that he was actually gay. A jury took less than an hour to return a majority verdict finding William Craig not guilty. During the trial in Livingston today, he asked the jury: “Why would I want to drag her into the bushes when ...

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Scottish parliament welcomes LGBTI marriage date


Out gay SNP MSP, Marco Biagi, lodged a Motion stating the Scottish parliament welcomes the announcement same-sex marriage “will come into effect on 31 December 2014,” receiving cross party support, yesterday. It also noted that, from that date, it will be possible for same-sex couples in Scotland to have a civil marriage ceremony or a religious or belief based ceremony. The ...

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LGBTI SNP members write to leadership candidates

The SNP’s LGBTI membership wing, Out for Independence, have written to the three candidates for deputy leader of the party and Nicola Sturgeon, the sole candidate to succeed Alex Salmond as leader and First Minister of Scotland, seeking their views on a range of issues important to LGBTI people in Scotland. The letters, sent to all candidates, Angela Constance MSP, Keith ...

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Scotland to celebrate first LGBTI marriage this Hogmanay

Scotland's First Same-Sex Marriage this Hogmanay!

The first same sex marriage ceremonies in Scotland are expected to go ahead from this Hogmanay, announced today the Scottish Government. The government have also announced that couples who wish to convert their existing civil partnerships to marriage will be able to do so, free of charge for the first year, as soon as the law comes into force on ...

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Rev David Robertson, my views on LGBTI rights

Rev David Robertson

Rev David Robertson, recently nominated Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, who for the first time writes to a LGBTI publication,  tells KaleidoScot his views on LGBTI Rights, and says he is not anti-gay. Robertson is the minister of Dundee St Peter’s Free Church and director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity, he will take up at the ...

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