Tuesday , 21 February 2017

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Nicola Sturgeon: Pride Glasgow important in challenging prejudice

Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, sent a strong message of support to participants of Pride Glasgow and of inclusive education. In a video message posted on twitter, she said: “I want to take this opportunity to wish Pride Glasgow every success for the event this weekend. Events like Pride are so important because they allow all of us to celebrate LGBTI ...

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Congratulations! Kezia Dugdale and Louise Riddell are engaged

Kezia Dugdale and Louise Riddell

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has announced she got engaged to her partner Louise Riddell. In an interview with the Daily Record, Dugdale said she was “utterly thrilled” after getting engaged during a holiday Mallorca. She said: “I’m utterly thrilled to be marrying the love of my life and we can’t wait to start planning.” Dugdale added: “We hope this ...

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HIV prevention drug should be offered in Scotland

PrEP

NHS Scotland must start funding HIV prevention drug, says HIV Scottish Charity, following a high court ruling in favour of funding in NHS England. A leading HIV/AIDS charity has won a high court battle over whether a preventative treatment for HIV that charities say that the drug, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a “game-changer” can legally be funded by NHS England. Following ...

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Terrorism: Don’t Be Scared, Go Outside

Love and and life is the best answer to terrorism

I think when terrorism and other terrible tragedies happen, fear takes hold of people. In recent history we have seen an attempted coup staged in Turkey. In France an armed man drove a truck through a crowd, killing 84 people. There have been numerous mass shootings in America, including the Orlando attack which cost the lives of 49 LGBTI people. ...

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David Coburn: “equality Nazis stopped a referendum on gay marriage”

David Coburn

David Coburn, the leader of UKIP in Scotland blamed “equality nazis” for stopping a referendum on “gay marriage” “like in Ireland”. UKIP Scotland’s leader and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) tweeted at Nicola Sturgeon saying: ”I wanted a referendum on gay marriage like Ireland the equality nazis stopped that.” @mjkeatings @SoarAlba59 @theSNP @NicolaSturgeon I wanted a referendum on gay ...

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Catholic Church in Scotland supports tackling school-based homophobia

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  The Roman Catholic Church in Scotland has indicated its support for tackling homophobia in Scottish schools, as the debate surrounding LGBTI inclusive education progresses. A spokesperson for the Catholic Church in Scotland, speaking with the Sunday Herald in relation to the objectives of the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign to better equip teachers, stated: “The Church is working with the Catholic Head Teacher ...

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Interview with Rhys Smith victim of homophobic attack in Edinburgh

Rhys Smith

KaleidoScot, interviews 23 year old Rhys Smith, from Livingston, who explains what happened that night when he was apparently aggressed by a man hurling at him and his friend homophobic abuse. Rhys talks about how this has been to some degree misreported by some of the media saying it made him, initially, scared to come forward and report the incident. ...

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European court: gay couples must be granted residency permits

European Court of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that a refusal by Italy to grant residency right to one partner in a same-sex couple is illegal. The ruling will now affect all countries signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights and members of the Council of Europe. ECHR ruled in Taddeucci and McCall v Italy, that the refusal to ...

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Edinburgh stands with Orlando victims

Edinburgh Castle lit up in rainbow in solidarity with Orlando victims

  Over 1,000 people – including political leaders – gathered in St Andrew’s Square last night to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting. The deaths of 49 people, brutally killed at the Pulse gay club on Sunday in what was the worst mass shooting is US history, shocked Scotland. Last night’s vigil in Edinburgh follows similar events held across ...

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Scottish Parliament to act on LGBTI equality following Orlando

Minute Silence in Chamber

  Scottish political leaders have argued that the parliament must advance LGBTI equality, in the wake of shootings at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. During topical questions in the chamber yesterday, commitments to advancing LGBTI inclusion in education and tackling hate crime against LGBTI people were affirmed, after MSPs held a minute’s silence for the victims of the incident. Patrick Harvie, ...

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