Friday , 20 September 2019

Tag Archives: LGBTI

REVIEW: DIVE!: C U Next Tuesday Cabaret

DIVE! Cabaret

The show began fashionably late – as every self-respecting cabaret should. That only added to the audience’s feverish anticipation for it as Dive! is quickly becoming an institution in Edinburgh’s LGBTI+ nightlife. When compere Miss Annabel Sings opened the show, she capitalised on that buzz and stoked it further.  She was a superb ringmistress for her circus, and she also ...

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LGBTI awards nominees announced


An equality and human rights advocacy group has announced the shortlisted nominees for its inaugural LGBTI awards event. The Equality Network established the Scottish LGBTI Awards to recognise and celebrate the campaigners, politicians, journalists, public bodies, businesses, community groups and individuals that have made a contribution towards securing greater equality in the past year. The event is being sponsored by ...

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Teacher claims LGBTI education will “encourage children to be gay”

TIE Campaign

A former Roman Catholic schoolteacher has warned that making changes to the way that Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenting education is delivered in schools could “encourage children to become homosexual or lesbian”. The former teacher, Hugh McLaughlin, was speaking yesterday on Stephen Jardine’s BBC Radio Scotland programme. The issue of how we teach young people about homosexuality and gender identity ...

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Runners get ready for Scottish Equality Run


A new pro-equality and inclusive race event has been launched – the Scottish Equality Run. The event, organised by LEAP Sports, will be held on Sunday 6th September at Stirling University and is in fact two races – at 5km and 10km distances. Both runs will be chip-timed for those with an interest in beating personal bests or simply knowing ...

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Sometimes I’m ashamed, not proud of the Queer community


There has been a little local difficulty in Glasgow. You might have heard about it. Glasgow Pride was deemed too commercial after it started charging people in 2014 so a group calling themselves “Free Pride” have set up their own event this year intending to be, well, free, inclusive and welcoming as well as more political. Sounds great. But Free ...

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Glasgow Prides’ Drag War

Glasgow Pride War

A war of words has broken out in Glasgow, after a Pride event announced it is considering banning drag performers on the basis that they may offend some members of the trans community. Free Pride Glasgow, whose primary aim is to challenge what is sees as a growing commercialisation of Pride, is planning to host a free of charge alternative ...

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Volunteers required for OUTRun


The organisers of OUTRun – the five mile race being organised to raise awareness of LGBTI participation in sport – are looking for volunteers to make the event a success. Glasgow Frontrunners, the running club behind OUTRun, would like to hear from anyone who is interested in helping at the event, which takes place in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park on Saturday ...

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Joining club “completely changed” LGBTI runners’ lives


Sport has historically played a significant role in society, giving groups the opportunity to creatively express themselves, uniting people from diverse backgrounds and serving as a focal point for community development. There can be no escaping the benefits of being actively involved in sport – from health and social aspects to developing skills and discipline. In recent years, Scotland has ...

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Personal safety classes offered to LGBTI people

The former Barony St. John's Church

The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety will be offering safety classes to LGBTI communities all over Scotland. This move comes in response to concerns that LGBTI people are often the subject of physical or verbal attacks. The centre’s executive director Alan Bell said: “We will shortly be offering a range of classes which will equip people to defend themselves from ...

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Campaign launched for LGBTI education in all Scottish schools

TIE Campaign

A new campaign for LGBTI education as a statutory right in the curriculum of Scottish schools has been launched to tackle homophobic attitudes among young people and to increase the confidence of the LGBTI community. Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) is asking members of the public to sign a Scottish Parliament public petition to convince politicians to support the proposal ...

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