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Tag Archives: LGBT Youth Scotland

Scotland urged to join LGBT youth at Pride Glasgow

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Friends and allies of LGBT youth across Scotland are urged to march in Pride Glasgow in support of inclusive education. With thousands set to take part in Pride Glasgow this Saturday, LGBT Youth Scotland, called upon Scots to participate in order to highlight this year’s theme which is education. LGBT Youth Scotland, a leading charity that campaigns for equal rights ...

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Scottish party leaders to take part in LGBTI Question Time

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Scotland’s five main political party leaders will take part in an LGBTI Election Question Time event this evening in Edinburgh.   The event will be hosted by Scottish LGBTI organisations Stonewall Scotland, The Equality Network, LGBT Youth Scotland and The Scottish Transgender Alliance.     The hustings will be chaired by Louise White, BBC Scotland presenter, and will include the party ...

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Named person: A “Snoopers’ Charter” or child protection?

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  The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 is due to come into force in August this year, and will require every young person under 18 to have a “named person” who will be a single point of contact for the young person or their parents. The act will require each local authority and health authority to provide a ...

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Police Officers to receive special hate crime training

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Sixty Scottish police officers are being specially trained to help reduce hate crime against the LGBTI community. The officers will be trained to become LGBTI liaisons for Police Scotland by the Equality Network, which hopes to help establish a network of liaison officers within the police service who can be contacted by LGBTI people who have been the victims of ...

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Dumfries-based charity to mark LGBT History Month

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    A Gay Gordons flashmob is among the commemorations taking place in Dumfries in the next few days to mark LGBT History Month. The flashmob will be appearing in Dumfries High Street on Sunday, and is one of several events which will also be celebrating the official opening of Dumfries and Galloway LGBT Plus – a new charity formed ...

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Caitlyn Jenner apologises for offence caused

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  Over the weekend, Caitlyn Jenner was widely reported as saying, ‘…If you’re out there and, to be honest with you, if you look like a man in a dress it makes people uncomfortable…’, in an interview with Time Magazine. Many of those reports, including KaleidoScot’s, treated those words as transphobic. Now, writing in WhoSay, Caitlyn has apologised for the ...

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Students win £3,000 to combat homophobia in Scottish Schools

Banchory Academy Students and judges receiving the award

Two high school students from Aberdeenshire won a £3,000 to tackle homophobia in local schools. The two students from Banchory Academy won the funding for their charity of choice, LGBT Youth Scotland, as part of the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) Scotland, reported The Aberdeen Press and Journal. The schools has been taking part in the YPI as part of ...

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When reporting trans-children’s stories is not OK

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There have been syndicated reports of, ‘Britain’s youngest transgender child’, circulating in the media recently. The Mail and the Metro in particular carried reports with pictures. However KaleidoScot isn’t going to supply links to those reports. There are many reasons why not. First of all, sensationalism is highly inappropriate and irresponsible when a trans-child is involved in a story. Being trans is ...

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Ross County reach out to LGBT group

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  Scottish Premiership club Ross County is seeking to help tackle homophobia by reaching out to local LGBT people. County, currently sitting fourth in the league, take on bottom placed Partick Thistle at Victoria Park tomorrow – and have invited members of a local LGBT youth group at attend. The club hopes that, by reaching out to Pillar –  an ...

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LGBT Youth go extra mile for equality

The Scottish Equality Run will take place on Sunday 6th September

LGBT Youth Scotland staff, volunteers and young people are preparing to go that extra mile, and run for equality! Staff and volunteers will join over 100 people from across the country to take part in Scotland’s first ever Equality Run, being held at Stirling University. The run embraces diverse walkers and runners in this inclusive event, spearheading both a 5k ...

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