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Tag Archives: LGBT

WHO set to declassify trans identity as mental disorder…but is it enough?

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  It has recently been announced that the World Health Organisation is proposing – finally – to remove transgender identity and gender dysphoria from its list of mental health disorders. The list, known as the ICD-10, describes gender dysphoria as “the urge to belong to the opposite sex that may include surgical procedures to modify the sex organs in order to ...

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Charity says LGBT people face discrimination as they die

Marie Curie

  A leading UK charity has published a report, which claims nearly three-quarters (74%) of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people are not confident that health and social care services provide sensitive end of life care for their needs. The report suggests that LGBT people often experience delay in accessing the care they need and are more likely to have ...

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Manifesto Watch: Where does the SNP stand on LGBTI issues?

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In its manifesto, Moving Scotland Forward, the SNP both defends its record in government and makes proposals for building on this record. It argues the best way to protect Scotland and to advance our interests is for people to use both their votes for the SNP. There is a remarkable consensus among most Scottish political parties on many LGBTI issues. ...

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Jordan Gray: “It’s a Cinderella story”

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    Jordan Gray is a transgender musician currently taking part in BBC talent show, The Voice. Jordan impressed the shows judges with her ability but they did not choose her to continue past the first round of auditions. However, luck was on her side when an act from the show had to drop out, giving Jordan a place in the show. ...

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RuPaul’s Drag Race Tour Rocks Glasgow

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  Eight queens (including Michelle Visage) rocked Glasgow’s O2 ABC last week in Ru Paul’s Drag Race Battle of the Seasons Extravaganza Tour. The tour sees host, Michelle Visage and contestants from the hit US television show Ru Paul’s Drag Race perform on the world stage, making the art of drag known. The show was anything but a drag, everything ...

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Violence used in arrest of LGBT asylum seeker

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  It has been alleged that police officers have used violence in order to arrest an LGBT asylum seeker yesterday. 30 police officers with dogs were also later used to break up a blockade in Glasgow to enable the removal from Scotland of an LGBT asylum seeker and her teenage son. Dogs were deployed against a peaceful protest in a ...

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Belief Matters…Or Not? Is the Catholic Church entering a new era of openness?

Pope Francis

  It wasn’t that long ago the then leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, described homosexuality as “demonstrably harmful” and the then Pope, Benedict XVI, described it as “objectively disordered”. For those of us who are Catholics, those were dark days when we were being condemned and vilified, while clerical abuse of children was being swept ...

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Jeffrey Marsh, Di(vine) Star

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  Jeffrey Marsh identifies as genderqueer and is an LGBTI+ advocate, host and author. Jeffrey is big on social media, creating Vine Videos with a positive, inclusive message. In 2015 Jeffrey was named “Red Carpet Correspondent” for MTV/LOGO and GLSEN. In August of this year, Penguin/Random House will publish Jeffrey’s first book, How To Be You. Stuart Russell spoke to Jeffrey Marsh ...

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“Say something nice about me” – a tribute to Warren

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Before he died in May 1994 he asked us to “say something nice about me.” We did, producing a booklet with comments from his many friends, acquaintances, colleagues, carers and others – those who had become better people as a result of knowing him. I was one of those people. Warren Wiesner was a key figure in lesbian and gay ...

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Home Office denies asylum to gay man that ‘failed to prove’ sexuality

Robert Kityo

  Gay Ugandan-born Robert Kityo, who has been living in Manchester since 2011, fears for what could happen if the Home Office keeps its decision to deport him back to Uganda, where homosexuality is illegal. A decision letter written on behalf of Home Secretary Theresa May said that, “It is not accepted that you are a homosexual and an openly ...

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