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Clydesdale Bank to mark World AIDS Day


  The Clydesdale Bank will today be marking World AIDS Day by helping to “light up Scotland” The Scottish bank has a number of activities planned, including cake sales at a variety of locations across the country (as well as its offices in Leeds and London), a ticker-tape style message of support on its Glasgow City Centre branch in Queen ...

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Get Ready to Rumble – New LGBT boxing club formed

Knockout medium res

  A new LGBT boxing club has been set up in Glasgow, and is looking for members. Knockout, which is the first LGBT boxing club in Scotland, is looking to emulate the success of other LGBT-friendly sports clubs and has already generated a fair amount of interest. The club is holding its first training session at Partick’s ABC Club on ...

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LGBTI icon Michelle Visage brings heartfelt message to Glasgow

Michelle Visage

      LGBTI icon Michelle Visage often displays the extent of her passion and commitment to combat prejudice and bullying. She showed this and much more when I met her with my son and daughter in Glasgow last weekend. Her visit was touching. My son has experienced homophobic bullying and I have struggled with my own self-acceptance. Michelle’s unique ...

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Alyssa Edwards interview: “I’m so honoured to be in Glasgow”

Alyssa Edwards

  Kaleidoscot journalist Andrew Headspeath went to Katie’s Bar in Glasgow to meet the one and only Alyssa Edwards on the first stop of her UK tour. For those of you unfamiliar with Alyssa’s tongue-popping greatness, she is a drag queen who achieved global stardom after appearing on season 5 of reality TV series RuPaul’s Drag Race. Andrew kiki’d with Alyssa ...

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Saltire Thistle to host fundraising night


  Scottish gay-friendly football club Saltire Thistle will be hosting a fundraising night on Saturday 14th November. The Glasgow-based Gay Football Supporters’ Network (GFSN) League champions will be holding the race night event to coincide with the opening game of the new GFSN season in which they will seek to defend their historic league and cup double. Thistle finished the ...

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Glasgow charitable bake sale sabotaged by hidden dildo

Dildo in Cake

Glasgow City Council has launched an investigation after a charity bake sale was sabotaged by the discovery of a dildo lodged in a cake. The charity cake sale took place in Glasgow City Council’s offices in John Street on Friday, to raise cash for a Romanian orphanage, to which a city council employee has links to. However, an “extra” hidden ingredient, lodged ...

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Charity Champions: who will you nominate?


  An awards scheme for the charitable sector is asking Scottish LGBTI people to nominate deserving causes, organisations and individuals.   The Charity Champions Awards, which are supported by digital strategists We are AD, were created to celebrate and reward the work being done across Scotland by people within Scotland’s third sector.   The awards’ organisers have partnered with the ...

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Anti austerity LGBTI group formed in Glasgow


Activists and allies involved in Scotland’s LGBTI+ community have formed an anti-austerity collective to raise awareness of the impact of the government’s policies on its members. FIST (Fight Injustice Stand Together) was formed in response to the impact of austerity on the LGBTI+ community and on wider society, and the dismantling of the welfare state. The group is holding a public ...

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Football ace hits out an online homophobia


A high profile footballer has revealed she has suffered online homophobic abuse and has called for respect and understanding.   Jess Fishlock, who played for Glasgow City in 2013 and has won 87 international caps for Wales, opened up while speaking to the BBC’s Staffan Garrero  about her eventful sporting career and the challenges she has experienced because of her ...

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University launches campaign to tackle “casual” discrimination


  A new campaign to combate discrimination among staff and students has been launched at Glasgow University. The campaign, known as Full Stop, is targetting bullying and intimidation of all types, but is particularly highlighting the ways in which “casual” comments – those which are not necessarily designed to be abusive – can still have significant impact and should be ...

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