Monday , 22 July 2019

Tag Archives: LGBTI

Scotland’s choice on Civil Partnerships: Discrimination or Equality?

Civil Partnerships

It is ten years since the first civil partnerships in Scotland, but there is still no equality before the law.  Now, after a rather biased consultation process, the Scottish government is about to make a choice for us.  The anniversary provides as with an opportunity to take a look at the role of civil partnerships in Scotland’s future, and ask: ...

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Knockout success!

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  A taster session run by a new Scottish LGBTI boxing club proved so successful that the club is hosting a further session in December. Knockout Boxing Club held its initial training session on 28th November, inviting boxers of all abilities to come along and try out what for many might be a completely new experience. This club is seeking ...

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Coming Oot: The fabulous history of Gay Scotland

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Narrated by actor Richard Wilson and featuring the voices and faces of those who lived in Scotland when male homosexual behaviour was illegal, last night’s BBC documentary The Fabulous History of Gay Scotland took us on a roller coaster of a journey from the 1950s to the present. In attempting to answer the question of why a nation that seemed ...

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LGBTI icon Michelle Visage brings heartfelt message to Glasgow

Michelle Visage

      LGBTI icon Michelle Visage often displays the extent of her passion and commitment to combat prejudice and bullying. She showed this and much more when I met her with my son and daughter in Glasgow last weekend. Her visit was touching. My son has experienced homophobic bullying and I have struggled with my own self-acceptance. Michelle’s unique ...

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Justine’s Coming Out Story

Justine Smithies

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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Anti austerity LGBTI group formed in Glasgow

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Activists and allies involved in Scotland’s LGBTI+ community have formed an anti-austerity collective to raise awareness of the impact of the government’s policies on its members. FIST (Fight Injustice Stand Together) was formed in response to the impact of austerity on the LGBTI+ community and on wider society, and the dismantling of the welfare state. The group is holding a public ...

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Scotland’s next census may ask Scots about their sexuality

Scotland's Census

  Sexual orientation may be included in Scotland’s 2021 census for the first time, in order to combat discrimination and promote equality. The plans which are now being considered by the Scottish Government were previously absent due to concerns about personal privacy and “public acceptability” surrounding the topic, reported The Independent. The change was suggested by the body responsible for the census, ...

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TIE Co-Founder: Why this campaign means the world to me

Liam Stevenson, TIE co-founder

Eleven months may be a short period of time – but, since last November, I’ve undergone a lot of changes and grown as a human being. The TIE (Time for Inclusive Education) campaign is one that you may have heard of but the story behind my continued involvement, and the journey that I’ve been on whilst steering TIE forward is one that ...

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LGBT Youth go extra mile for equality

The Scottish Equality Run will take place on Sunday 6th September

LGBT Youth Scotland staff, volunteers and young people are preparing to go that extra mile, and run for equality! Staff and volunteers will join over 100 people from across the country to take part in Scotland’s first ever Equality Run, being held at Stirling University. The run embraces diverse walkers and runners in this inclusive event, spearheading both a 5k ...

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KRD Strip: (and what) A Place to Stand!

KRD Strip

I really do not know where to start with this review, except state, right up front: that I came from a place of almost complete ignorance about what to except, even after getting a great wee interview speaking to those involved in the production (- which will be a later article). I know little about dance, and music, I know ...

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