Tuesday , 26 March 2019

Tag Archives: Highlands

Highlands celebrate LGBT History Month

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  A successful event was held in the Highlands last week to mark LGBT History month – and another will be staged tomorrow. The Highland LGBT Writers’ Group, which has received funding from LGBT Youth Scotland to commemorate LGBT History Month, has facilitated both events and hopes to host similar cultural and historic attractions in future years. Last Saturday (20th ...

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The literary life of Jackie Kay

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  Jackie Kay is one of Scotland’s most accomplished writers, equally at home with drama, poetry, fiction, memoir and children’s writing. She is also a broadcaster, columnist and librettist. She is of mixed race (a Highland mother and Nigerian father) and was adopted by a Marxist Glaswegian couple. She is both a mother and a lesbian. Her writing features English, ...

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A Queer year in the Highlands

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  2015 has been an excellent year in the Highlands, with the main community group achieving great things and with various other cultural initiatives taking place. The vast area, dispersed population and poor transport links have not inhibited us but, on the contrary, have inspired groups and individuals to look at different ways of working. The Highland LGBT Forum has ...

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Scotland’s choice on Civil Partnerships: Discrimination or Equality?

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It is ten years since the first civil partnerships in Scotland, but there is still no equality before the law.  Now, after a rather biased consultation process, the Scottish government is about to make a choice for us.  The anniversary provides as with an opportunity to take a look at the role of civil partnerships in Scotland’s future, and ask: ...

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First openly gay football manager hopes others will come out

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  For those of us not well acquainted with the Highland League, the name Gregg Carrol might not mean a great deal. However, for those in the know, Carrol is a legend – and one of the most successful managers in Highland League history. He has won the league four times – with Deveronvale in 2003 and 2006, and more ...

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Caithness minister backs equality and rejects homophobia

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A Caithness Church of Scotland minister has criticised his presbytery’s decision to oppose the appointment of ministers in same-sex marriages. Rev John Nugent, who is minster of Wick St Fergus Church, said: “I object strongly to the language used by some people at the presbytery meeting.” He added: “Injustice and inequality have become the norm for people in same-sex relationships. ...

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Ross County reach out to LGBT group

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  Scottish Premiership club Ross County is seeking to help tackle homophobia by reaching out to local LGBT people. County, currently sitting fourth in the league, take on bottom placed Partick Thistle at Victoria Park tomorrow – and have invited members of a local LGBT youth group at attend. The club hopes that, by reaching out to Pillar –  an ...

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Nicola Sturgeon helps Highlands gay couple say I do

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During a public meeting in Oban Pawel Najda asked the help of First Minister to propose to his boyfriend, Ian Johstone. Pawel, who kneeled down and with Nicola’s help proposed to Ian, who delighted them both by answering “I do.” She later took to tweeter stating: Fave moment of #Oban public meeting tonight captured in this pic 1/2… pic.twitter.com/RIVzibyawa — ...

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