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Alex Salmond makes Commonwealth gay history

Alex Salmond

Peter Tatchell praised Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland for his pioneering statement given in Glasgow on LGBTI rights on Tuesday. “Alex Salmond’s statement of support for gay rights at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is a first. The leader of no other host government at either the Commonwealth or Olympic Games has ever made such a positive pro-gay equality ...

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Scott Cuthbertson on equality in action

Scott Cuthbertson

Unsurprisingly, Scott is feeling the strain of the last few days, but he’s upbeat about the work being done. “The biggest thing for us was the conference,” he says, referring to last Friday’s gathering of activists at the University of Glasgow. “We agreed on a statement which was a call to action for activists around the world working together to ...

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LGBTI rights highlighted in Commonwealth Games opening ceremony with a gay kiss

John Barrowman's gay kiss at the Commonwealth Games Ceremony

Out actor and musician John Barrowman embraced a male dancer, giving him a kiss during the Wednesday’s opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. The Glasgow born celebrity and Doctor Who star kissed the dancer at a mock “Gretna Green” during ceremony, with an announcement was made: “Here’s for Equality in Scotland!” at Celtic Park, Glasgow, last night. The gay kiss ...

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Call for First Minister to condemn Commonwealth homophobia

Peter Tatchell, Frank Mugish and other LGBTI activists urge Commonwealth to decriminalise same-sex acts

Human rights activists from around the Commonwealth have called for action on homophobia in the Commonwealth, while Peter Tatchell has directly called upon the First Minister to condemn it. “We are asking Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, to express his grave concern at the persecution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and inter-sex (LGBTI) people in 42 of the 53 Commonwealth ...

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Pride a sign of changing Scottish culture

Pride Glasgow Gallery

LGBTI rights in Scotland have come a long way in the past 15 years, and this year’s Pride made that clearer than ever, according to KaleidoScot representative Andrew Page. “The atmosphere was friendly and, largely, inclusive – a contrast to Prides in the past – which itself is a sign of changing social attitudes,”he said. “People lining the streets to ...

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Thousands participate in Pride Glasgow parade

Pride Glasgow

GLASGOW, Scotland — Thousands of people marched in Pride Glasgow on Saturday, throughout the city, climaxing in a star-lined whopping street party. The parade, now in its 18th year, kicked-off at Clyde Place before making its way through the city to the main festival site in King Street. Pride related events run until 3 August alongside the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth ...

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Sporting bodies: accounting for the intersex


The announcement last week that an Indian sprinter, Dutee Chand, has been forbidden from competing in Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games because she has high testosterone levels has highlighted a problem that sport can’t see to shake. Although our whole society is built around a binary division of sexes, it’s in sport that it really comes to the fore – and so ...

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Queen gives royal approval to equal marriage in Scotland

Queen Elizabeth approves Scotland equal marriage

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday gave her royal stamp of approval to Scotland’s Marriage and Civil Partnership Act 2014, clearing the way for same-sex marriage to begin by the end of the year. The Scottish Parliament announced Thursday that the Queen had signed the bill on Wednesday. Her approval was largely a formality, but the last step necessary ...

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Scotland votes for equal marriage

Scotland votes for equal marriage

EDINBURGH, Scotland — Scotland becomes the 17th country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage, after the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday passed the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill by an overwhelming majority. 105 Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) voted in favor, 18 objected and 0 abstained. Five last minute amendments putting limits on the Marriage Equality bill, by ...

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