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Morrissey at SSE Hydro says YES Scotland

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Morrissey, one of our most renowned singer icons who revealed having a same-sex partner in his 2013 autobiography, gave a spectacular performance at SSE Hydro, Glasgow and also voiced his support for Scottish independence. The Smiths was the soundtrack of my late teens and has been one of my favourite bands since then. Morrissey’s voice and lyrics brings me back ...

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KaleidoScot set for full Referendum coverage

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KaleidoScot, your dedicated Scottish LGBTI news site, is bringing you a full night of Referendum coverage, in a first for LGBTI news in Scotland. We have correspondents across the country bringing you comment and reaction to the 32 local authority declarations as they come through, together with the latest from the National Count Centre, where the final declaration of the ...

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KaleidoScot Referendum LiveBlog

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KaleidoScot, your dedicated Scottish LGBTI news site, is bringing you a full night of Referendum coverage, in a first for LGBTI news in Scotland, through our LiveBlog. Follow our the reporting of our team, Dan Littauer, Stuart Duffy, Nathan Sparling, Harry Dozier, Rob McDowall, Andrew Page and Nicola Hunter Page as they update the blog live.  

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Marco Biagi’s journey – becoming a proud and out MSP

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In our last of exclusive pre-referendum video-interviews, we speak with out Scottish National Party MSP for Edinburgh Central, Marco Biagi. He talks about his journey, coming out in the West of Scotland and making it eventually to Holyrood, enabling himself not only to live freely as a gay man but also help the LGBTI community of Scotland. Biagi is one ...

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Willie Bain: A No vote would strengthen devolution and LGBTI equality

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In an exclusive video-interview, Willie Bain, Scottish Labour Party politician, and Member of Parliament (MP) for Glasgow North East says further devolution will help strengthen LGBTI equality across the UK and fight economic discrimination. Bain said: “Devolution has meant for many LGBT people, social and political rights and equality have been achieved. “Look at campaigns that have been achieved in ...

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Joe FitzPatrick: Independence an opportunity for a fairer Scotland

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In an exclusive video-interview, Scottish government minister, Joe FitzPatrick, talks about the prospects for Scotland’s independence and being one of its high profiled out gay men. FitzPatrick said: “I think the great … progress that Scotland has made, when I was appointed a minister, my sexuality was pretty irrelevant… That’s the kind of progress I hope we are going to ...

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Referendum Comment: ‘Stronger together for equality’ says campaigner

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As the Scottish Independence debate enters its final few days, we speak to LGBT Together campaigner, Darren Young, who tells us, in his own words, what this momentous decision means for him. Scotland – a nation built upon ideas and the strength and will of its people. I love Scotland, I really do but that’s why I’m voting No on ...

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Drew Smith urges LGBTI Scots to vote to stay within the UK

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In an exclusive video-interview Drew Smith MSP has urged Scotland’s LGBTI community to vote for remaining in the United Kingdom in the 18 September referendum as well as take part in KaleidoScot’s poll. Smith, who is the Scottish Labour’s Shadow Minister on Social Justice, said that by voting No “we can continue Scotland’s devolution journey, within the UK” not only ...

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Scottish QC comments on LGBTI Independence criticism

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Following criticism of the ‘Rainbow Paper’, launched by Yes Scotland earlier this week, Joanna Cherry QC, the Convener of Lawyers for Yes, shares her views. “No one can seriously question the commitment to LGBT rights of the Scottish Government which has introduced one of the most progressive Gay Marriage Acts in the world and whose First Minister flew the rainbow flag ...

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Full Equality for LGBTI says Scottish Independence group

Yes LGBT launch Rainbow Paper for an Independent Scotland

Scotland can be a fairer and more equal country under independence, argues the Yes campaign as they launched the ‘Rainbow Paper’ setting out a vision for LGBTI people. Described as “a unique opportunity to be a leading force for equality around the world”, equality campaigners have been setting out some of the reasons people should vote Yes on 18th September. ...

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