Wednesday , 22 May 2019

Tag Archives: LGBTI

RuPaul’s Drag Race Tour Rocks Glasgow

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  Eight queens (including Michelle Visage) rocked Glasgow’s O2 ABC last week in Ru Paul’s Drag Race Battle of the Seasons Extravaganza Tour. The tour sees host, Michelle Visage and contestants from the hit US television show Ru Paul’s Drag Race perform on the world stage, making the art of drag known. The show was anything but a drag, everything ...

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Church leader welcomes new funding to tackle loneliness

The Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison (Photo: The Church of Scotland /  John Young / © YoungMedia 2013 - www.YoungMedia.co.uk)

The Reverend Dr Angus Morrison, Minister of Orwell and Portmoak Church in the Presbytery of Perth, has become Moderator Designate of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Dr Morrison will take up the office of Moderator in May 2014 at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. 

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Nick Jury
Senior Media Relations Officer
Communications Department
The Church of Scotland
121 George Street
Edinburgh
EH2 4YN
 
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The Reverend Dr Angus Morrison, Minister of Orwell and Portmoak Church in the Presbytery of Perth, has become Moderator Designate of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Dr Morrison will take up the office of Moderator in May 2014 at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. 

For further information please contact:
Nick Jury
Senior Media Relations Officer
Communications Department
The Church of Scotland
121 George Street
Edinburgh
EH2 4YN
 
Tel: 0131 240 2268
Mobile:  07881 971 953

The Moderator of Church of Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s commitment to tackling the growing problem of loneliness through its new Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund. A fund has been set up to tackle loneliness and isolation, Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil announced the establishment of the fund this week, which aims to tackle loneliness and social isolation. Speaking ...

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Jeffrey Marsh, Di(vine) Star

Jeffrey Marsh - VINE STAR - www.jeffreymarsh.com

  Jeffrey Marsh identifies as genderqueer and is an LGBTI+ advocate, host and author. Jeffrey is big on social media, creating Vine Videos with a positive, inclusive message. In 2015 Jeffrey was named “Red Carpet Correspondent” for MTV/LOGO and GLSEN. In August of this year, Penguin/Random House will publish Jeffrey’s first book, How To Be You. Stuart Russell spoke to Jeffrey Marsh ...

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LGBTI boxing club announces new training dates

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  A recently-formed LGBTI boxing club has announced further dates for training sessions. Glasgow-based Knockout Boxing Club, which held its first session in November, has confirmed it will be hosting four further sessions on the first and third Saturdays of the next two months. The first bouts of each month – to be held on Saturday 6th February and Saturday ...

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Report says “work still to do” to make Scotland fairer

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    A new study has suggested that Scotland is a fairer place for many people than it was five years ago, while warning that others “are at risk of being left behind”. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report has revealed that, although significant improvements have been made in recent years, more work needs to be done to ...

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TIE petition closed by parliamentary committee

TIE Campaign

  The TIE (Time for Inclusive Education) petition calling for mandatory LGBTI inclusive education was considered closed today by the Public Petitions Committee. Campaigners Jordan Daly, Liam Stevenson and John-Naples Campbell attended a parliamentary hearing in October 2015, where the trio presented a case which outlined a need for improved teacher training in relation to LGBTI issues and for a ...

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Are you up for the couch to 5K challenge?

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  Glasgow FrontRunners, the city’s LGBTI running club, is set to run a new beginner’s programme. The club, which is the largest LGBTI sports club in Scotland, is introducing the programme – known as Couch to 5K (C25K) – in a bid to entice more people into the sport.  Running is a great way to get fit, it’s cheap (compared ...

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A Christmas Message for the LGBTI Communities

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  The first Christmas after I was ordained nearly 20 years ago, I happened to come down sick before Christmas. My senior colleague had to take all the services instead of us sharing them and all I could do was drag myself to midnight mass and sit at the back of the church amongst the congregation. The lights were low, ...

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SPOTY: Murray wins amid Fury furore

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    Scottish tennis star Andy Murray was confirmed as the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year last night. The decision was perhaps unsurprising, given the former Wimbledon winner’s popularity and his success in helping Great Britain win the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936. Murray’s SPOTY victory was his second – having previously won the accolade in ...

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Slovenia says NO to same sex marriage

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  Slovenia has rejected a move to legislate same sex marriage in a public referendum that was held on Sunday. Almost two thirds of voters have rejected in the referendum same sex marriage as well as the right to adopt children. However, only 36.2% of the electorate turned out to vote, which, activists say, has probably affected the outcome. Referring to the low ...

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