Monday , 18 December 2017

Tag Archives: inclusion

Scottish Parliament to act on LGBTI equality following Orlando

Minute Silence in Chamber

  Scottish political leaders have argued that the parliament must advance LGBTI equality, in the wake of shootings at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. During topical questions in the chamber yesterday, commitments to advancing LGBTI inclusion in education and tackling hate crime against LGBTI people were affirmed, after MSPs held a minute’s silence for the victims of the incident. Patrick Harvie, ...

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Belief Matters…Or Not? Paul O’Grady, The Sally Army and the BBC

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Paul O’Grady’s new BBC TV series “The Sally Army and Me” is certainly good popular light entertainment and Paul is his usual camp self, often funny and seemingly able to get the best out of those he meets. At the same time as we laugh at his antics – for example, getting the drum beat wrong when playing with the ...

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New LGBT-friendly rugby club founded in Glasgow

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  A new LGBT-inclusive rugby club has been founded, with the aim of “fighting for equality, diversity and comfort in team sports”. Glasgow Alphas have been in training since October and aspire to become an established club in the West of Scotland. Alphas hope to not only become an inclusive club, but also to be part of a network of ...

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What should the campaign for Scottish trans-equality look like?

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  It’s a serious question. In an ideal world there would be a populist mass-movement pressing for positive change as there was for same-marriage, but that isn’t going to happen for trans-equality because there simply aren’t that many of us. With the Scottish Government signalling that it is potentially going to tackle the issue of legislative trans-equality in the next ...

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TIE: John Naples Campbell Discusses LGBTI+ Education

John Naples-Campbell

  It has been fifteen years since the repeal of Section 28 in our Scottish schools, and across the country students are still facing homophobic and transphobic bullying in their learning communities. Time for Inclusive Education (TIE), a campaign created by Jordan Daly and Liam Stevenson, heads into the Scottish Parliament later this month to give evidence and to discuss their ...

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Episcopal Church Scotland commits to same-sex marriage

Scottish Episcopal Church

The Scottish Episcopal Church has passed a historic motion that could lead it to commit its clergy to conduct same-sex marriage. The church’s General Synod voted to start a process that will enable it to  “decide whether to bring same-sex marriage into its life theologically and liturgically”. The vote followed a lengthy and detailed discussion on the nature of marriage (theological doctrine committee) ...

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European success “only the beginning” for Thebans

Calledonian Thebans RFC

Caledonian Thebans RFC, Scotland’s national rugby team for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people and their allies, have been crowned runners-up in the ‘Silver Plate’ final of the Union Cup, Europe’s biennial LGBTI championships. Fresh from this success, Thebans are now setting their sights on victory at the 2016 Bingham Cup, the World championships taking place in Nashville, ...

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Quotas to ensure LGBTI Holyrood representation?

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A new cross-party campaign has been established to facilitate greater gender equality and representation within the Scottish parliament, we ask: would LGBTI people benefit from a similar measure? A newly established 50-50 campaign aims to “tackle inequality and push for measures to give women access to the positions that are currently unfairly and structurally dominated by men”, and is the ...

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