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Religious leader calls for an end to homophobia in schools

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  A Scottish Episcopal priest has called for an end to homophobia in schools and has publicly endorsed the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign. The Very Reverend Kelvin Holdsworth, the provost of St Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow, has spoken of the need for fully inclusive education in Scotland’s schools. TIE has been campaigning for the Scottish Government to adopt ...

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Scottish Parliament to act on LGBTI equality following Orlando

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  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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Thousands to march for LGBTI inclusive education at Pride Glasgow

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Thousands are set to march in support of inclusive education this summer, as Pride Glasgow announces a partnership with the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign today. Pride Glasgow has endorsed the TIE campaign, which has advocated for mandatory LGBTI-inclusive education in all Scottish schools and for governmental commitments to tackle high rates of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. The partnership ...

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Belief Matters … Or Not? Why the gender binary idol is unworthy of worship

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  One of the main positives to emerge from the Scottish parliamentary election campaign so far has been a broad consensus from the main parties on issues of LGBT+ equality. This was highlighted last week at an LGBTI hustings in Edinburgh, hosted by Stonewall Scotland, the Equality Network and the Scottish Transgender Alliance. In some respects this was inevitable and ...

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Scottish party leaders to take part in LGBTI Question Time

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Scotland’s five main political party leaders will take part in an LGBTI Election Question Time event this evening in Edinburgh.   The event will be hosted by Scottish LGBTI organisations Stonewall Scotland, The Equality Network, LGBT Youth Scotland and The Scottish Transgender Alliance.     The hustings will be chaired by Louise White, BBC Scotland presenter, and will include the party ...

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Holyrood’s intervention regarding LGBTI rights backfires in Ghana

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon raised on Friday LGBTI rights with the President of Ghana during his visit to Holyrood. The intervention, uncalled for by LGBTI Ghanaians, has caused a backlash against the LGBTI community and a media moral panic against a “homosexual lobby” trying to allegedly tarnish Ghana’s image and force “unAfrican” habits unto the nation. The Ghanaian leader, John ...

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Scotland’s leaders unite in solidarity with people living with HIV

Left to right - Ruth Davidson, Patrick Harvie, Nicola Sturgeon, George Valiotis, Kezia Dugdale and Willie Rennie

Scotland’s political leaders have united in solidarity today with people living with HIV, challenging stigma, prejudice and calling for improved detection. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Labour leader Kezia Dugdale, Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie and Green co-convener Patrick Harvie stood side-by-side at the steps to the Scottish Parliament, with HIV Scotland’s CEO, George Valiotis, wearing red ...

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KaleidoScot among LGBTI Icon Awards Finalists

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A KaleidoScot journalist has been named in a list of shortlisted candidates for the inaugural Icon Awards. The shortlist has been released today after an astonishing 20,000 public votes were cast in the online ballot, with KaleidoScot’s Andrew Page has been confirmed as a finalist in the Journalist of the Year category alongside Peter Ross (Scotland on Sunday), Vicky Allan ...

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TIE Campaign Receives Support From #BlackLivesMatter

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A campaign calling for inclusive LGBTI+ education across all schools in Scotland has, this weekend, received backing from notable activists and campaigners both nationally and internationally. The TIE (Time for Inclusive Education) campaign is pushing for improved teacher training in relation to LGBTI+ issues, and for an inclusive curriculum that recognises the needs of all students – regardless of sexual orientation ...

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LGBTI awards nominees announced

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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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