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Report says “work still to do” to make Scotland fairer

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    A new study has suggested that Scotland is a fairer place for many people than it was five years ago, while warning that others “are at risk of being left behind”. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report has revealed that, although significant improvements have been made in recent years, more work needs to be done to ...

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Muslim trans woman attacked by a Scottish man in Sheffield

Scots man assaults a Muslim trans woman

A Muslim trans woman was attacked in the centre of Sheffield by a Scottish man in broad day light, in full view of passers-by who passively looked on and offered her no support. A trans woman, in her early thirties and wearing a niqab (face veil) was assaulted while waiting for a bus in a station on Church Street right outside ...

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Scottish Trans Muslim woman attacked in broad daylight in public view

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An assault on a Muslim Scottish trans woman, in broad day light with the public passively looking, highlights the need for support to LGBTI Muslims in Scotland, argues Tehmina Kazi. “Why are you taking my picture? “Why are you taking my picture?” A Scottish male with a khaki baseball cap and black jacket hisses at the camera, swinging a kick at ...

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Aberdeen man shares bloodied Facebook picture after homophobic attack

Alexander Lees

A man from Aberdeen courageously shared his experience of a homophobic attack after having been brutally assaulted for being gay. Former Cults Academy student Alexander Lees posted two pictures on his Facebook profile along with a status recounting the homophobic attack, which has now gone viral. Alexander was violently attacked by two guys in Aberdeen’s Nox nightclub, just after midnight, suffering a ...

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New LGBTI Hate Crime Project Launched in Scotland

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The Equality Network, an LGBTI Scottish advocacy charity, has launched a new project aimed to increase the reporting of LGBTI hate crimes and incidents and improve the support available to those targeted. The initiative adds Scotland to the National LGBT Hate Crime Partnership which brings together 35 LGBT organisations from across England, Wales, funded by the Equality and Human Rights ...

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Hate Crime Victims Offered Help at Glasgow Central Station

Hate Crime

Victims of hate crime are being urged to report incidents to staff at Glasgow Central, Scotland’s busiest train station. The station will today became the first in Scotland to have a Third Party Reporting Centre – as the city stages Scotland’s first Hate Crime Awareness Week. Staff at the station have been trained to support anyone who has experienced hate ...

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Police Scotland Crack Down on Hate Crime

Police Scotland Hate Crime Campaign

This week, Police Scotland launched its Hate Crime Campaign, encouraging victims to come forward and stand up to hate crime. Hate incidents not only cause suffering and social tensions in Scotland but are also a criminal offence. Police Scotland are concerned about hate incidents and are working hard alongside LGBTI communities and organisations to stamp out hate crime. Kenny Craig from Police Scotland ...

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Safety advice issued for LGBTI travellers

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NHS Scotland and Health Protection Scotland have issued an advice statement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) travellers. Noting that attitudes towards LGBTI people “vary significantly around the world”, and that in almost eighty countries homosexuality remains criminal, the organisations are encouraging travellers to carefully research the laws of the countries they are visiting in advance They also ...

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Sturgeon: Scotland must combat on and offline hate speech

Nicola Sturgeon

The First Minister called for a more ethical political discussion in Scotland and for all parties to combat hate speech and cyber-bullying. The Scottish Liberal Democrat Party has welcomed her statement and called for a concrete plan of action to tackle online cyber-bullying and hate speech. Sturgeon stated that difference of opinions and passionate disagreement is to be welcomed, as ...

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Scottish government to tackle hate crime

Hate Crime

The Scottish government is meeting minority groups from across Scotland in a bid to tackle with hate crime. The meeting comes following the publication of the latest Crown Office report into “Hate Crime in Scotland” and in advance of a Scottish Government summit planned on hate crime later in the year. Out gay Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment ...

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