Tuesday , 21 February 2017

Tag Archives: homophobia

Scotland says no to homophobic Pastor Angus Buchan

Pastor Angus Buchan

Following action by Scottish campaigners, Scottish Borders Council have now banned Pastor Angus Buchan, criticised for misogyny and homophobia, from preaching on their premises. The South African pastor, who has been invited by the evangelical Hope Church to speak at the Volunteer Hall, Galashiels, Scotland, later this month, has caused an outcry among LGBTI rights advocates. The Scottish Borders LGBT ...

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West Lothian LGBTI teen group subjected to homophobia

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A group of LGBTI teens were subjected to homophobia, Police Scotland detained and charged four teenagers with hate crime. According to The Herald, the teens were attending a support group at Boghall Parish Church in Bathgate, West Lothian on Thursday last week. According to Police Scotland a number of teenagers started subjecting the group to homophobic abuse when they attended ...

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David Coburn: “equality Nazis stopped a referendum on gay marriage”

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David Coburn, the leader of UKIP in Scotland blamed “equality nazis” for stopping a referendum on “gay marriage” “like in Ireland”. UKIP Scotland’s leader and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) tweeted at Nicola Sturgeon saying: ”I wanted a referendum on gay marriage like Ireland the equality nazis stopped that.” @mjkeatings @SoarAlba59 @theSNP @NicolaSturgeon I wanted a referendum on gay ...

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Catholic Church in Scotland supports tackling school-based homophobia

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  The Roman Catholic Church in Scotland has indicated its support for tackling homophobia in Scottish schools, as the debate surrounding LGBTI inclusive education progresses. A spokesperson for the Catholic Church in Scotland, speaking with the Sunday Herald in relation to the objectives of the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign to better equip teachers, stated: “The Church is working with the Catholic Head Teacher ...

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Angela Eagle victim of brick and homophobic attacks

Angela Eagle

Angela Eagle has had a brick thrown through the window of her constituency office, as well as receiving abusive phone calls and homophobic slurs on social media. Staff at Eagle’s constituency office in Wallasey, Merseyside are said to have been left “shaken” and called the police after the incident. A message was also left on her House of Commons office answer ...

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Interview with Rhys Smith victim of homophobic attack in Edinburgh

Rhys Smith

KaleidoScot, interviews 23 year old Rhys Smith, from Livingston, who explains what happened that night when he was apparently aggressed by a man hurling at him and his friend homophobic abuse. Rhys talks about how this has been to some degree misreported by some of the media saying it made him, initially, scared to come forward and report the incident. ...

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MPs subjected to homophobic abuse from activists

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  Two Labour MPs have been subjected to homophobic threats by political activists, with one of them receiving a death threat. In non-connected incidents Labour MPs Ben Bradshaw and Angela Eagle have both been on the receiving end of intimidation and abuse of a homophobic nature. Bradshaw, who is the MP for Exeter and openly gay, was sent a racist and homophobic message ...

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Gay man suffers homophobic abuse after Pride Edinburgh

Bus passenger hurls homophobic abuse at Rhys Smith

A gay man has posted a video recording a man hurling homophobic abuse at him and a friend on a bus as they returned from Pride Edinburgh. Speaking with KaleidoScot, Rhys Smith, from Livingston, said the man started the verbal attack about a minute before he started recording the incident. Smith and his friend Kerri-Jayne were returning into town having been ...

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Scots MP introduces Turing Law to quash anti-gay convictions

Alan Turing

A Scottish National Party MP has today introduced a private member’s bill in the UK parliament to automatically pardon all gay and bisexual men who were cautioned or convicted under homophobic laws which are no longer on the statute book. John Nicolson MP, the SNP spokesperson on Culture, topped the ballot for private members’ bills and is now building cross-party ...

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After BREXIT: Glasgow gets Neo-Nazi homophobic and racist stickers

Neo-Nazi Stickers

Neo-Nazi stickers with homophobic and racist messages have been spotted across Glasgow, following the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. Some stickers bore the title “no tolerance” with crossed over icons representing LGBTI people, people holding left wing ideas, drug users, along with swastikas. Others had the slogan “white zone” with a white man saluting in a neo-Nazi fashion. ...

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