Tuesday , 15 October 2019

Tag Archives: LGBTI Rights

LGBTI rights in Northern Ireland, limited progress

Stephen Donnan

KaleidoScot’s Mathew Hulbert talks exclusively to, Stephen Donnan, the outgoing Chair of the LGBT group in the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland about his time in the role, the ongoing fight for Equal Marriage in the province and what our communities in Scotland can do to support them. KaleidoScot: So, Stephen, you’re stepping down as Convenor of the LGBT group ...

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Kezia Dugdale: “fairness is at the heart of our policies”


The candidates for leader and deputy leader of Scottish Labour have agreed to speak to KaleidoScot, answering questions in respect to what they aim to do to support LGBTI rights and further equality in Scotland. In our second interview, Kezia Dugdale MSP, who is vying for the deputy leadership with Katy Clark MP, explains exclusively to KaleidoScot how she hopes to ...

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Tory MSP: Ordaining gay minsters to “weaken” Church of Scotland

Alex Johnstone MSP

Alex Johnstone MSP has claimed giving congregations the discretion to appoint gay ministers would “ultimately weaken” the Church of Scotland, reported Press and Journal. Members of the Church of Scotland and equality campaigners have criticised the MSP, saying that as a politician he must not try and interfere with Church matters and try to influence the vote. Johnstone, who is ...

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Sarah Boyack: “I’m proud to promote equalities legislation”


The candidates for leader and deputy leader of Scottish Labour have agreed to speak to KaleidoScot, answering questions in respect to what they aim to do to support LGBTI rights and further equality in Scotland. Today, Sarah Boyack MSP – who is contesting the Scottish Labour leadership with Jim Murphy and Neil Findlay – tells us what her priorities should ...

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EU votes for UN development strategy to include LGBTI rights

European Parliament

On Tuesday the European Parliament voted for a report defining its input into the global future development policy. The report contains strong wording on LGBTI rights and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). In 2000 the UN adopted the Millennium Declaration, specifying concrete targets to be reached by 2015: the Millennium Development Goals. The report that was adopted yesterday, ...

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Royal Bank of Scotland plans LGBT inclusive policies

Royal Bank of Scotland

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) could stop asking customers for their mother’s maiden name – because a lot of people have two dads, following a review of its LGBT inclusive policies. RBS is also planning to introduce a more inclusive, gender-neutral Mx, to anyone who does not want to identify in terms of gender. The bank might scrap the ...

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Ministers say ‘Scotland believes in equality’

OneScotland Campaign add

MSPs from all parties gathered outside the Scottish Parliament today to support the launch of the next phase of a campaign to promote equality and celebrate diversity in Scotland. Following the successful launch of the onescotland.org website during Glasgow 2014, the next phase of the One Scotland campaign focuses on promoting equality for LGBTI and ethnic minority people. Cabinet Secretary ...

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David Coburn: gay marriage supporters are “equality Nazis”

David Coburn

Equal marriage supporters have been branded “equality Nazis”, by David Coburn, Scotland’s UKIP Member of the European Parliament (MEP), in an interview with the Huffington Post, UK on Thursday. He said LGBTI equality supporters successfully campaigned for marriage equality that only matters to “some queen who wants to dress up in a bridal frock and dance up the aisle to ...

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Zambia appoints controversial anti-gay new president

Dr Guy Scott

Dr Guy Scott, a white economist of Scottish descent, with contentious views on LGBTI equality, has been confirmed as the new President of Zambia. Dr Scott, whose born to a colonialist family from Lanarkshire, Scotland, succeeds his ally Michael Sata as head of state. Sata died yesterday after a lengthy period of ill-health. Dr Scott will serve as President until new ...

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Scotland to host major conference for transgender and intersex rights

Scottish Transgender Alliance

Between Friday 31 October and Sunday 2 November, the Equality Network and Scottish Transgender Alliance’s (STA) Trans and Intersex Conference of the Isles takes place at the John McIntyre Conference Centre in Edinburgh. Thanks to funding from VisitScotland, the Scottish Government and Edinburgh University, the event is bringing together over 150 trans and intersex people from across the UK and ...

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