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Tag Archives: Glasgow

Scottish Green Party endorses LGBTI rights of English Greens

Scottish Greens

  The Scottish Green Party pledged to endorse the LGBTI rights policies of the Green Party of England and Wales‘ manifesto. The Scottish Green Party manifesto, launched on 30 March, focuses on three key themes – to end poverty; to keep public services in public hands and to give more power to local communities, mentioning only in passing LGBTI rights. The Scottish Greens are ...

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The Conservative Party Manifesto and LGBT issues

Ruth Davidson

The Scottish Conservative Party Manifesto was launched by Ruth Davison with a flourish in Glasgow earlier this week. Recent legislature moves by the past administration saw the adoption of marriage equality onto the statutes of the United Kingdom, but not Northern Ireland, and might lend the belief that a future Tory administration would continue that pioneering approach to LGBT civil ...

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Two sentenced for homophobic attack

Glasgow Sheriff Court

Two men who brutally assaulted a gay couple in Glasgow almost two years ago were sentenced to jail yesterday at the city’s Sheriff Court. STV News reported that Calvin McLelland, 20, from Coatbridge and James Knot, 16, from the Gorbals, both pleaded guilty to assault aggravated by prejudice relating to sexual orientation. Both have been given prison sentences of nine ...

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GFSN Cup Final date and venue confirmed


Scotland’s two leading gay friendly football teams Hotscots FC (Edinburgh) and Saltire Thistle FC (Glasgow) will meet in the GFSN Cup Final, which has now been confirmed will be played on Sunday 3rd May with a 2pm kick-off. The game will be played at Stenhousemuir’s Ochilview Stadium. The mouthwatering tie was confirmed following the Edinburgh club’s victory over Newcastle Falcons, ...

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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


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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History made with all-Scottish GFSN Cup Final


Two Scottish teams will meet in the final of the GFSN Cup – for the first time in its history. The Gay Football Supporters’ Network (GFSN) has run a national, UK-wide league since 2002, and introduced the cup in 2006. Edinburgh-based Hotscots secured their place in the final with a 5-1 home win against London Falcons last month. Glasgow’s Saltire ...

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Scottish swimmer vying to be LGBT Sports Personality of the Year

Martin Cremin "Being gay just wasnt an issue" Pic: Cal McDougall

A successful Scottish swimmer is in the running to be crowned LGBT Sports Personality of the Year. Martin Cremin, 23, who competed in the 1500m freestyle at the Commonweralth Games for team Scotland, has been nominated for the British-wide award alongside Nicola Adams, Thomas Hitzelsperger and Tom Daley. Cremin, a former Scottish champion, retired from swimming after the Games and ...

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GLITCH – an unconventional film festival


GLITCH 2015, a queer (or LGBT) film festival organised by Scottish charity Digital Desperados, will be held at the CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts) in Glasgow from 19th to 28th March. Digital Desperados, who run free filmmaking courses for women of colour and hold free film screening programmes of films by or about people of colour, will be presenting GLITCH ...

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