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Tag Archives: LGBT

Gay as Folk!

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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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Stonewall Scotland’s top Scottish employers named

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Equality charity Stonewall Scotland has recognised employers who actively encourage equality in the workplace at an event hosted by Lloyds Banking Group on Tuesday night in Edinburgh. Lloyds Banking group received the award for Employer of the Year and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service were awarded Network Group of the Year. Police Scotland picked up a Special Recognition ...

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LGBTI films highlights of Glasgow Film Festival

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Film lovers rejoice – the annual Glasgow Film Festival kicks off tomorrow celebrating Scotland’s love affair with the big screen, and offering the gay community a treat. On its 11th edition, the festival opens with the European Premiere of Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young, and closes on March 1 with the UK Premiere of Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure. This year’s programme, ...

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Scottish QC comments on LGBTI Independence criticism

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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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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

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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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Scottish couple in Gay Rugby World Cup bid Down Under

Robert (right) and Nathan hope for World Cup win

A gay couple from Scotland are bidding for Rugby World Cup glory ‘Down Under’ this August. Robert Forrester and his partner Nathan Colom, from Fife, will be joining a squad heading to Sydney, Australia for the Bingham Cup – the World Cup of Gay Rugby from 24th August.  The pair already play for Scottish rugby sensations Caledonian Thebans RFC and told ...

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Travel agents invited to get to know gay tourists

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The Gay European Tourism Association (GETA) has launched a new communications system aimed at helping travel agents to connect with gay tourists. Now worth €50bn per year, this section of the market is, they argue, one that operators cannot afford to ignore. “LGBT people are the perfect tourists. We travel more, spend more and are not restricted to school holidays. ...

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Beyond Binaries opens new dialogue on identity

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Tomorrow evening, St John’s Episcopal Church in Edinburgh will be the site of a panel discussion on the nature of sexual and gender identities. Beyond Binaries: LGBT Voices and the Freedom to Self Identify is part of the Just Festival and is focusing on questions around society’s tendency to categorise everything in binary groups: mean and women, gay and straight, ...

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