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Tag Archives: LGBTI

Glasgow to host Scottish Queer International Film Festival


The first annual Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) will take place in Glasgow running from 24th to 27th September. The opening event will take place at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CAA) with various events hosting other events. The formation of SQIFF was as a result of the growing number of films being made by and for the queer ...

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Shaky Bridges – The Eurovision Song Contest

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I have never understood the attraction of The Eurovision Song Contest. It’s not just the cheesy, bland, instantly forgettable songs, sang by cheaply dressed bad novelty acts, or third rate has-beens who all sound terrible even when auto-tuned on a show that is a “reality TV show” on acid, or my lifelong loathing of the band ABBA. My musical tastes ...

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Ireland’s Marriage Equality Referendum: Equality for all

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Tomorrow Ireland will be the first country in the world to put to popular vote the issue of marriage equality. If Ireland votes YES the Irish constitution will change by the insertion of a new subsection 4 to article 41 stating “Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex”. Ireland was one ...

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Church of Scotland votes to ordain gay ministers


The Church of Scotland has voted to allow congregations to call ministers in same sex civil partnership. Delegates voted 309 in favour and 183 against, during today’s General Assembly, in a debate, that lasted almost four hours and included 31 of the Church’s presbyteries endorsing the move to 14 who opposed it. #GA2015 votes 309 to 182 in favour of ...

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LGBTI rights left out of UKIP’s manifesto

Nigel Farage

  The General Election campaign is in its final stretch with just over two weeks for what is promising to be an exceptional election. Amongst heated TV debates and across the country campaigns all major parties are finally releasing their policies manifestos. When it comes to LGBTI  people/rights, a subject increasingly important and part of the agenda of most political ...

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Baby on way for Glasgow’s lesbian icon

Heather Pearce

Musician and actress Heather Peace has announced that she and her wife Elle are expecting their first child. In less than three weeks the lesbian icon’s wife Elle will give birth to their daughter. Peace shot to fame in the mid nineties with appearances in Emmerdale, The Bill and London’s Burning. But Heather captured the hearts of the LGBTI community when ...

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Scottish government announces 2015-16 Equality Budget


Scottish projects to address inequality, tackle discrimination and progress equality across Scotland will continue to benefit from funding of £20.3 million this year, the Scottish Government has announced today. This is in line with the each of the previous years of the spending review period 2012-15, and essentially the government is confirming that the level of investment will remain unchanged ...

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More than half of homophobic attacks in South Lanarkshire recorded in Rutherglen and Cambuslang


Figures from Police Scotland shows that the towns of Rutherglen and Cambuslang, in South Lanarkshire, are responsible for over half of the homophobic attacks registered in the region. Local newspaper the Reformer found, through a Freedom of Information request, that out of the 127 crimes recorded as “sexual orientation/transgender” committed across the region, 69 happened in these two towns. The numbers ...

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Trans Equal Marriage: true diversity, true love

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Finlay and Drew, two trans men, who met as a former lesbian couple, Abbie and Kate, are set to marry as gay men in Glasgow in two years’ time, the Daily Record has reported. The two met in a bar in Oxford and have been in a lesbian relationship for just over five years. Finlay Games knew he was trapped ...

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