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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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LGBTI rights left out of UKIP’s manifesto

Nigel Farage

  The General Election campaign is in its final stretch with just over two weeks for what is promising to be an exceptional election. Amongst heated TV debates and across the country campaigns all major parties are finally releasing their policies manifestos. When it comes to LGBTI  people/rights, a subject increasingly important and part of the agenda of most political ...

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Baby on way for Glasgow’s lesbian icon

Heather Pearce

Musician and actress Heather Peace has announced that she and her wife Elle are expecting their first child. In less than three weeks the lesbian icon’s wife Elle will give birth to their daughter. Peace shot to fame in the mid nineties with appearances in Emmerdale, The Bill and London’s Burning. But Heather captured the hearts of the LGBTI community when ...

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Gay as Folk!

gay as folk poster

Glasgow singer/songwriter standing up for LGBT lyrics   20 year-old Glasgow singer/songwriter Charly Houston is stepping up to the mic to combat anxieties that face LBGT artists – and she’s looking for more performers to join her. The event, Gay as Folk, which will take place on April 19th at Broadcast on Sauchiehall Street, will be a celebration of diversity ...

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Scottish Tory leader’s partner features in election broadcast

Jen Wilson and Ruth Davidson

Ruth Davidson, Scottish Tory leader, has released a party political election broadcast, where she features along with her partner, Jen Wilson, and parents, reported The Telegraph. In the party political broadcast Ruth Davidson talks about family values and the virtues of work, along with shots of her parents at the modest kitchen of their working-class Fife home. “There’s a myth ...

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I was kicked out of a club for a lesbian kiss, alleges student

The student said she got kicked out of The Hive Club due to homophobia

Edinburgh University student, Abi Rigg , claimed she was asked to leave The Hive club after a bouncer spotted her giving a kiss to another girl on Wednesday night. The Hive however claims they have not received any complaint from Rigg and will be checking CCTV footage to see if the incident was due indeed to the bouncer’s homophobia or inappropriate ...

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Stonewall study shows hate crime still prevalent in Scotland

Stonewall Scotland research on hate crime

Dan Aldridge, Policy Manager at Stonewall Scotland, tells KaleidoScot how hate crime is still a problem in Scotland and what Stonewall Scotland, in partnership with other organisations, are doing to combat it. In Scotland we often pride ourselves as being a nation built on the principles of tolerance and fairness. Unfortunately Stonewall Scotland research highlights that the lived experience of ...

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Scots parliament hears call for statutory sex education

Jack and Rebecca of Sexpression:UK at Holyrood

The Scottish Parliament’s Public Petitions Committee has agreed to take forward a petition to the Scottish government to make Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) compulsory in Scottish Primary and Secondary schools. The petition that was put forward on Tuesday by the student network Sexpression:UK to Holyrood, garnered 1096 signatures and backed by 33 organisations, most notably BMA Scotland, THT Scotland, HIV ...

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Gay UKIP MEP slurs Scotland’s Tory leader a “fat lesbian”

David Coburn

UKIP’s Scottish openly gay MEP, David Coburn, is alleged to have launched a verbal attack against rival politicians including leader of the Tory party in Scotland, Ruth Davidson, reports the Daily Record. Allegedly overheard on an East Coast train journey from Scotland to London on Sunday he described Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Tory party, and an enthusiastic advocate of equal ...

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Scottish QC comments on LGBTI Independence criticism

Joanna Cherry QC - Pic: Warren Media

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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