Tuesday , 21 May 2019

Tag Archives: homophobia

Aberdeen FC establish LGBT fans group

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  Aberdeen FC have become the first Scottish football club to set up an official LGBT supporters’ group. The new group, which is known as Proud Dons, was launched yesterday by former club captain Russell Anderson and the Rev Scott Rennie, an Aberdeen supporter and the minister of the city’s Queen’s Cross Church. The initiative has come about as part ...

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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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Ayr Cricket Club Accused of Homophobia

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  Ayr Cricket Club was accused of homophobia yesterday after its Twitter account made a joke involving meteorologist Sean Batty and Scottish international cricketer Majid Haq. After Majid Haq had posted a tweet to the STV weather presenter about the unseasonally warm weather, the Cricket Club replied “Big lad stop hanging out the back of Batty! Just ask him…#loser”. The ...

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SPOTY: Murray wins amid Fury furore

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    Scottish tennis star Andy Murray was confirmed as the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year last night. The decision was perhaps unsurprising, given the former Wimbledon winner’s popularity and his success in helping Great Britain win the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936. Murray’s SPOTY victory was his second – having previously won the accolade in ...

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Students win £3,000 to combat homophobia in Scottish Schools

Banchory Academy Students and judges receiving the award

Two high school students from Aberdeenshire won a £3,000 to tackle homophobia in local schools. The two students from Banchory Academy won the funding for their charity of choice, LGBT Youth Scotland, as part of the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) Scotland, reported The Aberdeen Press and Journal. The schools has been taking part in the YPI as part of ...

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Bullying in Education – Never Answer For Your Being

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  My name is Stuart Russell and in light of anti-bullying week, I thought I would share my own homophobic bullying story that earlier this year led me to appear on BBC Radio Scotland. My story was part of the Scottish LGBT Equality Report with the Equality Network, an article in the Times Educational Supplement and the TIE (Time for Inclusive ...

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Challenging bullying begins with acceptance: Andrew’s Story

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  Stonewall Scotland have launched a #NoBystanders campaign in response to National Anti-Bullying Week. The movement asks people to be more vocal against all forms of bullying, whether explicit, subtle or misguided, and move away from just simply letting things slide. This follows depressing statistics: 7,500 young people in the UK experience bullying per year on average, with nearly a ...

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Stonewall Scotland promotes anti-bullying message

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    Stonewall Scotland, the LGBT equality charity, has released new research by YouGov today, showing that while offensive comments are frequently made about LGBT people very few people step in to challenge these slurs. The research has been published ahead of Anti-Bullying Week. The charity has been quick to emphasise the damage that even casual homophobia, biphobia and transphobia ...

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Scotland must end homophobia in schools say campaigners

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Campaigners demand Holyrood take action to an end to school homophobia, bullying, sexism and bigotry which has become a “national disgrace.” The TIE (Time for Inclusive Education) campaign will ask the key Public Petitions Committee of Holyrood to ensure that Scotland’s schools foster a nurturing and inclusive environment which would eradicate hate and prejudice directed at LGBTI+ youth. The campaign ...

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Aberdeen man shares bloodied Facebook picture after homophobic attack

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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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