Tuesday , 21 January 2020

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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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Stand Up, Speak Out says LGBT Youth Scotland

LGBT Youth Scotland crowdfunding campaign

Shh! Silence Helps Homophobia – that’s the message of LGBT Youth Scotland in a new campaign aimed at schools, colleges and universities across the country. The group, Scotland’s largest youth and community organisation for LGBTI young people, is using crowdfunding to sponsor a campaign to to tackle homophobia in education. Launched at the first National Youth Summit on 23rd August ...

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Pride Glasgow Fund brings £6500 for the LGBTI community

Glasgow's Pride Fund tops £6,500 for the community

The organisers of Pride Glasgow have announced a fund worth £6,500 that will be invested back into the local community. Following the outstanding success of the 2014 Festival, the Pride Fund will open on 1st September for groups to apply for help with running “grassroots” activities. In a first for Pride Glasgow, which changed from a Limited Company to a ...

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

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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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Comedy writer speaks out on Fringe transphobia

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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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Lesbian Louise Welsh makes Scots crime shortlist

Photo © Steve Lindridge.

A Lovely Way to Burn, by lesbian author Louise Welsh, has made the shortlist for Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year. Described by Val McDermid as “A terrifying journey into the possible… dystopia for today,” the book follows the journey of a TV presenter who finds her boyfriend dead during a raging epidemic but is convinced he has been ...

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Scott Cuthbertson on equality in action

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Unsurprisingly, Scott is feeling the strain of the last few days, but he’s upbeat about the work being done. “The biggest thing for us was the conference,” he says, referring to last Friday’s gathering of activists at the University of Glasgow. “We agreed on a statement which was a call to action for activists around the world working together to ...

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Scots lesbian Ali Smith makes Booker longlist

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Scottish lesbian author Ali Smith has been included in the longlist for this year’s Man Booker prize, which was announced today. Her novel, How to be Both, tells two intertwined stories of love and injustice and is among 13 books competing for literature’s most celebrated prize. The 52 year old author, who spent her youth in Inverness and Aberdeen but ...

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Out and about in Arran

The dramatic landscape of Arran

Scotland in Miniature The small isle of Arran is a magical place that packs in stunning beaches, dramatic mountains, woodlands, and castles, boasting first-class accommodation, golf courses, delightful country pubs, culinary delights and surprisingly friendly to the LGBTAIQ traveller. The landscape is astonishing in its diversity: Dramatic mountain ridges, comparable to the scenic highlands, cover the northern half, while a ...

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe fancies

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In the run-up to the Edinburgh Festival, we look at six of the best LGBTI offerings you can catch this year. What a Gay Play – a group of friends spending the evening together begin to take on and challenge the clichés of gay life as they become increasingly inebriated. More sophisticated than it sounds thanks to skillful writer Ben ...

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