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Football ace hits out an online homophobia


A high profile footballer has revealed she has suffered online homophobic abuse and has called for respect and understanding.   Jess Fishlock, who played for Glasgow City in 2013 and has won 87 international caps for Wales, opened up while speaking to the BBC’s Staffan Garrero  about her eventful sporting career and the challenges she has experienced because of her ...

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University launches campaign to tackle “casual” discrimination


  A new campaign to combate discrimination among staff and students has been launched at Glasgow University. The campaign, known as Full Stop, is targetting bullying and intimidation of all types, but is particularly highlighting the ways in which “casual” comments – those which are not necessarily designed to be abusive – can still have significant impact and should be ...

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Released killer given second life sentence

Glasgow High Court

A man convicted of killing procuator fiscal depute Marshall Stormonth in 1994 has been found guilty of fatally stabbing a pensioner within a year of being released. Steven Ryan, now aged 43, was released from a life sentence early last year for the murder of Mr Stormonth – a crime that, at the time, stunned Scotland. On Tuesday, in Glasgow’s ...

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New LGBTI Hate Crime Project Launched in Scotland

Report Hate Crime

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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10 minutes with Conchita Wurst


  Conchita Wurst needs little introduction. The 2014 Eurovision Song Contest Winner became an instant inspiration for the millions who took to heart the message of Rise Like a Phoenix – and the respect and tolerance at the heart of her performance. Indeed, Conchita has become something of an icon for LGBTI communities across Europe and has performed at several ...

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Coming out…again


  It’s October 11th…it’s National Coming Out Day. I hardly think it’s accidental that Coming Out Day falls on the day immediately following World Mental Health Day. Given that LGBTI people are disproportionately likely to experience mental ill health, improving awareness and making it easier for people to come out are surely obvious methods of rasing standards of mental wellbeing. ...

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Vatican sacks priest who came out as gay and plead for LGBTI acceptance

Krzysztof Charamsa

The Vatican fired today a monsignor who came out as gay and demanded more acceptance and change regarding LGBTI issues from the Catholic Church. The polish priest working at the Congregration for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has come out and and issued a manifesto demanding changes to Church teaching, which he said are anti-LGBTI and discriminatory. The priest, ...

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New football league aims to challenge homophobia


A new football league has been founded with the aim of creating a safe environment free from racism, sectarianism and homophobia. The Glasgow Community and Cooperative League, whose first round of fixtures were played earlier this month, was established to allow “sides from across west central Scotland to take part regardless of age or ability, but more importantly, regardless of ...

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Piper silences hate preacher in “most Scottish way possible”

Market Street, St Andrews

  An anonymous busker has been hailed for silencing a preacher expressing anti-LGBTI and anti-Islamic sentiments in St Andrews yesterday. The preacher was using a megaphone to yell out his messages in the town’s Market Street, when the young piper approached the man – apparently to challenge his actions. As the preaching continued, the piper began to play Scotland the ...

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