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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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Hundreds attend Glasgow vigil for Orlando

vigil

    Over 700 people attended a vigil in Glasgow’s George Square last night, in memory of the 49 people brutally killed in an attack on a gay nighclub in Orlando on Sunday. The vigil, organised at short notice largely using social media, lasted an hour – during which the names of all the victims were read by Joanna Branch, ...

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SNP backs calls for inclusive education

Members of SNP Youth expressed support for TIE's aims (Photo: Jordan Daly)

  A motion “welcoming” the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign, which calls for LGBT+ inclusive education in all Scottish schools in order to tackle high rates of homophobic bullying, was passed unanimously at the SNP’s spring conference in Glasgow yesterday. Moved by SNP Youth and SNP Students, the motion “notes the concerning presence of homophobia and transphobia in Scotland’s ...

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TIE petition closed by parliamentary committee

TIE Campaign

  The TIE (Time for Inclusive Education) petition calling for mandatory LGBTI inclusive education was considered closed today by the Public Petitions Committee. Campaigners Jordan Daly, Liam Stevenson and John-Naples Campbell attended a parliamentary hearing in October 2015, where the trio presented a case which outlined a need for improved teacher training in relation to LGBTI issues and for a ...

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Scotland over the rainbow or the “enlightened” myth?

Pink Saltire

Scotland’s culture is so overwhelmingly positive towards LGBTI rights, and “enlightened” to the point that lesbian, gay and bisexual people are increasingly attracted to living here. So suggests report in the The National, published on Friday, which claims that findings show that over 30 percent of those identifying as LGB have come to Scotland from elsewhere. The report draws on ...

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RISE backs radical pro LGBTI motions

RISE Scotland

The first annual conference of RISE, passed three major pioneering policy motions on LGBTI+ rights and education. RISE, Scotland’s new Left Alliance cross party platform, passed on Saturday the first two unanimously and the third with an overwhelming majority. The first motion, put forward by Stuart Cooper, RISE, in support of the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign, calls for ...

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Scotland must end homophobia in schools say campaigners

TIE Campaign

Campaigners demand Holyrood take action to an end to school homophobia, bullying, sexism and bigotry which has become a “national disgrace.” The TIE (Time for Inclusive Education) campaign will ask the key Public Petitions Committee of Holyrood to ensure that Scotland’s schools foster a nurturing and inclusive environment which would eradicate hate and prejudice directed at LGBTI+ youth. The campaign ...

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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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TIE Campaign Receives Support From #BlackLivesMatter

TIE Campaign

A campaign calling for inclusive LGBTI+ education across all schools in Scotland has, this weekend, received backing from notable activists and campaigners both nationally and internationally. The TIE (Time for Inclusive Education) campaign is pushing for improved teacher training in relation to LGBTI+ issues, and for an inclusive curriculum that recognises the needs of all students – regardless of sexual orientation ...

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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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