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Tag Archives: Glasgow

Pride House launches fundraising campaign

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  Pride House Glasgow, which is due to take place during this year’s Homeless World Cup in Glasgow from 9th – 16th July, has launched a new crowdfunding campaign. Pride Houses are pop up spaces at global sporting events that create a space for lesbian gay bisexual transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people to engage with and celebrate the event, to ...

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Hundreds attend Glasgow vigil for Orlando

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    Over 700 people attended a vigil in Glasgow’s George Square last night, in memory of the 49 people brutally killed in an attack on a gay nighclub in Orlando on Sunday. The vigil, organised at short notice largely using social media, lasted an hour – during which the names of all the victims were read by Joanna Branch, ...

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Scottish vigils planned after Orlando killings

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  Vigils are to be held in Glasgow and Edinburgh after fifty people were killed, and over fifty others injured, during the attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando. The killings represented the worst mass shooting in US history and, as LGBT people were clearly the target, must be seen as a hate crime as well as a terrorist act. There ...

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Thousands to march for LGBTI inclusive education at Pride Glasgow

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Thousands are set to march in support of inclusive education this summer, as Pride Glasgow announces a partnership with the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign today. Pride Glasgow has endorsed the TIE campaign, which has advocated for mandatory LGBTI-inclusive education in all Scottish schools and for governmental commitments to tackle high rates of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. The partnership ...

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Scottish LGBTI boxing club introduces new session

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Scotland’s only LGBTI boxing club is now offering a Friday session. Knockout Boxing Club, which was formed last year, have decided to introduce the Friday evening bout following a number of enquiries from interested people who are unable to attend on Saturday mornings. The club will be offering the next session on Friday 6th May, from 6.30pm onwards, at the ...

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Pride House set to return to Glasgow

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The successful Pride House project which took place in Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games in 2014 has been confirmed as making a return during this year’s Homeless World Cup in Glasgow from 10th – 16th July. The project will be led as a partnership between LEAP Sports Scotland, who organised the 2014 project, and Unity Enterprise. It will be based ...

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LGBTI activist facing deportation is released

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  A Namibian-born LGBTI activist, who was facing deportation with her son after being removed from her Glasgow home last week by imigration officials, has reportedly now been released. Beverley Vaanda Kanjii and her 14-year-old son were taken from their home last Monday morning, after which protesters blockaded the Home Office enforcement team’s offices in Ibrox. Accusations were made that ...

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RuPaul’s Drag Race Tour Rocks Glasgow

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  Eight queens (including Michelle Visage) rocked Glasgow’s O2 ABC last week in Ru Paul’s Drag Race Battle of the Seasons Extravaganza Tour. The tour sees host, Michelle Visage and contestants from the hit US television show Ru Paul’s Drag Race perform on the world stage, making the art of drag known. The show was anything but a drag, everything ...

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Violence used in arrest of LGBT asylum seeker

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  It has been alleged that police officers have used violence in order to arrest an LGBT asylum seeker yesterday. 30 police officers with dogs were also later used to break up a blockade in Glasgow to enable the removal from Scotland of an LGBT asylum seeker and her teenage son. Dogs were deployed against a peaceful protest in a ...

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Gay men are not getting enough regular testing for HIV

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New research carried out by Glasgow University shows that gay men, including those thought to be at a “high risk” of contracting HIV, are not getting tested often enough. Researchers from the University’s Social and Public Health Sciences Unit found that “fewer than one in five men reported having four or more tests in the last two years.” The authors ...

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