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Ross County reach out to LGBT group


  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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European Parliament demands Member States tackle homophobia in Education

The European Parliament has urged all Member States to work to tackle homophobia in schools

  Last week the European Parliament agreed that the European Commission and all Member States should work together to tackle homophobia and transphobia in education. The Parliament approved a report on empowering girls through education, authored by Portuguese Member Liliana Rodrigues, which calls on the Commission to “combat discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity in educational ...

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SNP candidate suspended over “homophobic” comments


The Scottish National Party is re-opening selections for the marginal constituency of Renfrewshire South after its candidate was suspended following allegedly homophobic comments about a government minister. Councillor Andy Doig, who currently serves on Renfrewshire Council as the representative for Johnstone North, Kilbarchan and Lochwinnoch, aimed to overturn Labour’s majority of 2,587 in next year’s Holyrood elections. However, Doig has ...

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What taking PrEP has meant for me

Greg Mitchell

Greg Mitchell lives in London, and took part as a HIV-negative man in the PROUD study, assessing PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis). Here he talks in his own words about taking PrEP, the effects it had on him and how other people reacted. “I’m not a medical professional or a scientist. I am simply someone who is on the PROUD study in ...

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One in ten health professionals witness colleagues express belief in gay “cure”


Research released today from Stonewall Scotland – the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality charity – reveals that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people are facing unhealthy attitudes from health and social care professionals. The YouGov research conducted for Stonewall, which surveyed 3,001 health and social care workers across Britain, found that an astonishing 9 per cent of health ...

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Teacher claims LGBTI education will “encourage children to be gay”

TIE Campaign

A former Roman Catholic schoolteacher has warned that making changes to the way that Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenting education is delivered in schools could “encourage children to become homosexual or lesbian”. The former teacher, Hugh McLaughlin, was speaking yesterday on Stephen Jardine’s BBC Radio Scotland programme. The issue of how we teach young people about homosexuality and gender identity ...

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MPs call for end to LGBTI discrimination

Stewart McDonald MP: "This group has been founded at a crucial time."

The speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, yesterday formally launched a new cross-party group to champion intrenational LGBTI equality and rights. The newly formed All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global LGBTI Rights is the first of its kind, and includes members of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The APPG will take on the ...

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TIE Campaign: the time for serious educational reform is now

TIE Campaign in Glasgow

In 2012, Stonewall Scotland uncovered some disturbing statistics relating to the experiences of LGBTI+ youth in Scottish schools. Based on responses, they found that 54% of LGBTI+ pupils in Scotland who have experienced homophobic bullying are regularly self harming – and, further, 26% (1 in 4) have attempted suicide. Of course, we’ll never find out how many kids have taken their own lives on grounds ...

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TIE Campaign: Report shows LGBTI issues vital to Scottish education

TIE Campaign

The TIE (Time for Inclusive Education) campaign says a report published today on LGBT inequality in Scotland highlights need for LGBT+ inclusive education to be statutory across all Scottish schools. Following The Scottish LGBT Equality Report revealing widespread discrimination and prejudices against LGBT people in Scotland, the TIE campaign said Scotland must urgently embark on legal and educational reforms. The ...

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Report: LGBT people face widespread inequality in Scotland

The Scottish LGBT Equality Report

A new report published today by the Equality Network revealed that LGBT people still face widespread inequality in Scotland. The Scottish LGBT Equality Report, a state of the nation report on LGBT people’s experiences of inequality in Scotland surveyed 1052 respondents from across the country. It reveals that despite recent advances in the law and social attitudes, such as the ...

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