Friday , 20 September 2019

Tag Archives: Nicola Sturgeon

Wadhwa wows at inaugural LGBTI Awards

Mridul Wadhwa

    An Indian-born trans woman and equality campaigner has been named Outstanding Campaigner of the Year at the inaugural LGBTI Awards in Glasgow. Mridul Wadhwa, who has been a leading advocate for equality and inclusivity within domestic abuse and rape crisis services, was honoured at the awards ceremony last night – which was organised and hosted by the Equality ...

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Nicola Sturgeon helps Highlands gay couple say I do

Nicola Sturgeon, Pawel Najda and Ian Johnstone

During a public meeting in Oban Pawel Najda asked the help of First Minister to propose to his boyfriend, Ian Johstone. Pawel, who kneeled down and with Nicola’s help proposed to Ian, who delighted them both by answering “I do.” She later took to tweeter stating: Fave moment of #Oban public meeting tonight captured in this pic 1/2… — ...

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Kezia Dugdale, exponent of LGBTI Equality, elected Scottish Labour Leader

Kezia Dugdale

Kezia Dugdale, who has made strong statements in favour of LGBTI equality, has been elected the new Scottish Labour leader after defeating Ken Macintosh. In an interview with KaleidoScot, Dugdale made the strongest pro LGBTI equality statements yet of any previous of Scottish Labour leaders. Campaigners hope that she would show commitment that could invigorate legislative and policy revisions in ...

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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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Scotland “to lead way in tackling inequality”


The Scottish government has committed itself to adopting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, making it one of the first countries to do so. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that Scotland will sign up to a new international action plan to tackle poverty and inequality, as well as promoting sustainable development across the globe. The First Minister confirmed that Scotland ...

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Sturgeon: Scotland must combat on and offline hate speech

Nicola Sturgeon

The First Minister called for a more ethical political discussion in Scotland and for all parties to combat hate speech and cyber-bullying. The Scottish Liberal Democrat Party has welcomed her statement and called for a concrete plan of action to tackle online cyber-bullying and hate speech. Sturgeon stated that difference of opinions and passionate disagreement is to be welcomed, as ...

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Scotland commits to board gender equality by 2020

Gender Equality

Business leaders will join First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today encouraging companies, third sector organisations and public sector bodies across Scotland to make a commitment to gender equality on their boards by 2020. Virgin Money, investment company Alliance Trust and communications agency Gate Interactive have now committed to the First Minister’s pledge to work towards a goal where 50 per cent ...

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Nicola Sturgeon: UK must safeguard human rights

First Minister meets Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said that the UK must “safeguard” the human rights act rather than its Conservative government trying to “turn back the clock and weaken” it. The criticism came during a meeting between Sturgeon and Shami Chakrabarti, the Director of Liberty, yesterday to discuss the Tory plan to abolish the 1988 Human Rights Act, and replace it with ...

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Sturgeon: EU vital to Scotland, exit would create backlash

Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon said that continued European Union membership is vital to Scotland and any attempt to exit could result in a backlash and a possible second independence referendum. Sturgeon reiterated her support of continued EU membership: “We like working with our friends and neighbours from across the continent. We believe that the EU’s achievements are far more significant than its ...

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