Saturday , 18 January 2020

Tag Archives: Jennie Kermode

Is Tara Hudson’s prison ordeal over?

HMP Bristol, the all-male prison in which Tara Hudson was briefly incarcerated

  Tara Hudson is now incarcerated in women’s prison HMP Eastwood Park, after the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) reversed it’s decision to detain her in a male prison late on the afternoon of Friday 30th October. But don’t break out the party-poppers and champagne just yet. One stark fact stands in the way of celebration: women are just as capable ...

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Lesbian tennis coach Amélie Mauresmo is one of just three top women


Nearly five months after Ivan Lendl chose to step back, Scots tennis star Andy Murray says things are going well with new coach Amélie Mauresmo. The lesbian former women’s world number one and double Grand Slam winner is one of only three women coaching top level professionals in the men’s game. Murray, who was originally taught tennis by his mother, ...

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Beyond Binaries opens new dialogue on identity


Tomorrow evening, St John’s Episcopal Church in Edinburgh will be the site of a panel discussion on the nature of sexual and gender identities. Beyond Binaries: LGBT Voices and the Freedom to Self Identify is part of the Just Festival and is focusing on questions around society’s tendency to categorise everything in binary groups: mean and women, gay and straight, ...

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Comedy writer speaks out on Fringe transphobia

Edinburgh Castle and Rock at night

Comedy writer Ben Alborough has spoken out against transphobia at the Edinburgh Fringe in an article for trade magazine Chortle. Alborough, who attended a free stand-up performance at which a comedian ridiculed the idea of sexual attraction to trans people and talked about ‘shemales’ in pornography, something that many trans people feel diminishes their identities by treating them as sexual ...

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Edinburgh police respond on hate crime


Last week we at KaleidoScot brought you the story of Daniel Donaldson, an Edinburgh man who has been suffering homophobic harassment in his local area. Today, the Edinburgh Prevention, Interventions and Partnerships Department of Police Scotland got back to us to address ongoing concerns about anti-gay prejudice in the capital. “Police Scotland can confirm they are investigating, a number of ...

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New group for Renfrewshire LGBT youth


A new community group for LGBTI young people from across Renfrewshire has been launched in Paisley. Run by LGBT Youth Scotland, it’s based in the town’s West Primary School, with meetings held on a fortnightly basis. “The group is great. Everyone is friendly and welcoming,” said one young attendee. The work of the project has been praised by Stephanie Smyth, ...

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Edinburgh man speaks out on harassment


An Edinburgh man has spoken out about a campaign of homophobic harassment that has left him feeling unsafe in his ow neighbourhood. Daniel Donaldson, who has recently been volunteering at the Commonwealth games, says the abuse began with children making relatively mild comments but grew much worse over the school holidays. The children threw stones at his house and smashed ...

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Pride House Glasgow praised for impact on LGBTI rights

Pride House Glasgow

The first ever Pride House to feature at a Commonwealth Games has been has been praised for its impact on LGBTI rights, during its closing ceremony on Saturday night. After a fortnight of events, Pride House Glasgow celebrated its farewell featuring Scottish entertainers such as the singer Horse McDonald and the comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli. Pride House has welcomed over ...

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Gay Aussie diver Matthew Mitcham wins gold


Fans of Tom Daley didn’t get the victory they were hoping for in yesterday’s Commonwealth Games synchronised dive event in Edinburgh – because he was pipped to the post by gay Australian diver Matthew Mitcham. Mitcham, 26, has previously won gold at the Olympics with a record-breaking score. He took on the sychronised challenge with dive partner Domonic Bedggood, while ...

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Uganda’s anti-gay law struck down

Frank Mugisha

    The anti-gay law in Uganda has been declared illegal and struck down by the country’s Constitutional Court in Kampala. Despite a petition from campaigners who sought to delay the hearing, the ruling was made at 11:20am Friday (9:20 local time), overturning the legislation that had condemned LGBTI people to life in prison and those accused of harbouring them ...

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