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Tag Archives: LGBT

Justine’s Coming Out Story

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From the very beginning of my life I knew there was something wrong, and coming out of that feeling, being true to myself was a long journey. This feeling there was something wrong I wasn’t sure of until around the age of eleven. I could never relate to people of the gender of which my body developed and I really hated myself. If ...

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One in ten health professionals witness colleagues express belief in gay “cure”

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Research released today from Stonewall Scotland – the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality charity – reveals that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people are facing unhealthy attitudes from health and social care professionals. The YouGov research conducted for Stonewall, which surveyed 3,001 health and social care workers across Britain, found that an astonishing 9 per cent of health ...

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West Lothian to stage first-ever pride march

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The West Lothian region is hosting its first-ever gay pride march this Friday, July 31. Over 800 people are expected to attend the event that will start at 12pm at the Howden Park Centre and will finish outside the West Lothian Civic Centre. The march has been organised by West Lothian Council’s Community Youth Services in conjunction to the LGBT Youth Scotland’s local group ...

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Camp Cooks are out to fill your buns in Glasgow

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If you’re about and about in Glasgow, make sure you swing by the Camp Cooks mobile ‘drag diner’ at the Merchant City Festival for delicious food and entertainment (comes as a package). With their Airstream, the Camp Cooks team say it is the star of their show. Wynnie La Freak, the Camp Cook’s head cook, was trained as a chef ...

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Glasgow writer Kirsty Logan long-listed for LGBT book prize

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Glasgow based author Kirsty Logan’s collection of short stories “The Rental Heart” has been long-listed for the Polari First Book Prize 2015. The longlist of the 10 books on the run to win this year’s award was announced this week at the Polari Literary Salon in London’s Southbank Centre. The Polari First Book Prize, now in its fifth year, is ...

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UnDividingLines: LGBTI magazine of the Highlands and Islands

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The Highlands and Islands of Scotland now have their first ever LGBTI+ magazine: UnDividingLines. The Highlands and Islands make up one third of the national landmass, are 3 billion years old in parts, and offer a landscape that people travel from around the world to see. There may be the Loch Ness monster but there’s not a single LGBTI+ cafe, ...

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Scottish LGBT Sports Charter launched today

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A new charter that aims to increase gay and transgender people’s participation in sport has been launched today. Scottish charity, Equality Network, who developed the 20-page document is seeking support from sports clubs and governing bodies to back the charter and tackle homophobic and transphobic bullying in Scotland. The charity extends the call for everyone in sport to endorse the charter, including ...

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SNP member suspended over homophobic tweet

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Scottish Conservative Leader Ruth Davidson has spoken out after being the victim of homophobic abuse on a popular social media site. Ms. Davidson was tweeted by an SNP member using the name Laird Mark O’Callaghan: “@RuthDavidsonMSP needs a good fuck, not a lesbian battery one, but a real cock one, miserable cunt that she is. Tory fanny muncher.” No stranger ...

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Lack of understanding of ageing LGBT population is cause for concern

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Concerns over consideration of LGBT people in social care have recently been raised by The Guardian, with the newspaper has describing the 1.2 million elderly lesbian and gay population as ‘the invisible population.’ A new project is highlighting the requirements of the older LGBT community with the objective of discovering the best ways to provide support. The National LGB&T Partnership, ...

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