Monday , 18 March 2019

Tag Archives: homophobia

Inspirational message from champion swimmer

Martin Cremin "Being gay just wasnt an issue" Pic: Cal McDougall

Martin Cremin, former Scottish and French swimming champion, talks exclusively to KaleidoScot about his retirement from the sport and what the Commonwealth Games did for Glasgow, telling us he wants to encourage others to get involved in sport in his inspirational message. “I really wanted to talk out to end any perception that as a gay person you cant participate ...

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Scots Tory leader reacts to ‘lesbo’ hate slur tweets

Ruth Davidson

Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservative Party, has responded to homophobic tweets targeting her by saying hate is unacceptable and hurts young LGBTI people, reported PinkNews. The tweets called her “big fat dirty lesbo”, a “dyke” and other homophobic slurs, for speaking out for The Better Together campaign, which advocates Scotland remaining within the UK, during a televised debate ...

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Wind farm boss slammed for Facebook slurs against gay and disabled people

Matt Braund with Minister Fergus Ewing and Christian Wild, head of ABO Wind

A senior executive of an energy company investing millions in the Highlands was forced to apologise for making a series of slurs against LGBTI and disabled people on social media, revealed The Herald. Matt Braund, manager at ABO Wind UK, referred on Facebook to “homsexual [sic] retarded” sportsmen, urging lesbians to “stop looking like men”, and described singer Cheryl Cole ...

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Mackay apology – homophobic “banter” never acceptable

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Former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay has apologised for sending text messages of a sexist, racist and homophobic nature. Mackay, who played for Queen’s Park and Celtic and won five Scotland caps, and former Cardiff City head of recruitment Iain Moody were alleged to have exchanged a string of offensive text messages by their former employer. The allegations came to ...

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Gay couple forced to leave Edinburgh after hate attacks

Daniel Donaldson

Edinburgh based lawyer Daniel Donaldson and his partner, who have been subjected to an ongoing anti-gay attacks, say they are planning to relocate becaue they are unable to take action against the teen perpetrators. The couple has been attacked by youth; being abused verbally, having their car vandelised, and bricks and bottles hurled at their Edinburgh home. The lawyer reported ...

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Glasgow Games saluted for unparalleled message of LGBTI inclusivity

John Barrowman's gay kiss at the Commonwealth Games Ceremony

Rights campaigners praised the Glasgow Commonwealth Games for their inclusiveness and highlighting LGBTI rights. During games not only did the Scottish government fly the rainbow flag from St. Andrew’s House but the First Minister strongly back equality and inclusivity. In addition, during the opening ceremony of the games LGBTI rights were highlighted with the “Glasgow Kiss,” televised live throughout the ...

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Controversy over police ‘raids’ on sex workers

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A new policy under which Police Scotland plans to visit sex workers in their homes has been branded as “draconian” by charity SCOT-PEP, which campaigns for sex workers’ rights. Patrick Harvie MSP has expressed concern and tabled questions about the policy at Holyrood, while the police have defended their position. We spoke to one sex worker, who asked to be ...

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Zambia Vice President rejects Scotland’s call for LGBTI equality

Dr Guy Scott, Vice President of Zambia, rebukes the Scottish government's call for LGBTI equality

The Vice-President of Zambia has publicly rebuked the Scottish government’s support and call for LGBTI equality, while visiting Glasgow on Tuesday. Responding to a question of an STV reporter regarding concerns over lack of LGBTI rights in Zambia, Dr. Guy Scott said: “Scotland introduced gay marriage last week, so therefore Zambia must suddenly? You weren’t complaining about it two weeks ...

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Against the rules – LGBTI people in sport

Against the Rules Exhibition

It’s all in the name: Against the Rules traces the history of LGBTI participation in sport, both amateur and professional, against the backdrop not only of cultural unfriendliness towards LGBTI equality built often outright hostility. I visited the exhibition, currently showing at The Virginia Gallery, which considers the lives and careers of  LGBTI sportsmen and sportswomen, reflecting on their achievements ...

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Patrick Harvie on the legacy of Pride House for Glasgow and the world

Patrick Harvie

I catch up with out bisexual MSP Patrick Harive, co-convener of the Scottish Green party, during a visit to Pride House Glasgow. As we talk about the vast array of events taking place at the house, as well as view the exhibition running on LGBT People of the Commonwealth, I ask Patrick a few questions. What kind of issues do ...

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