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Scottish government to tackle hate crime

Hate Crime

The Scottish government is meeting minority groups from across Scotland in a bid to tackle with hate crime. The meeting comes following the publication of the latest Crown Office report into “Hate Crime in Scotland” and in advance of a Scottish Government summit planned on hate crime later in the year. Out gay Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment ...

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Hate crime down towards Scotland’s LGBTI community

Hate Crime

Figures show a drop in hate crime based on sexual orientation and gender-identity has dropped from last year, according to Police Scotland. However, sexual orientation aggravated crime is the second most common type of hate crime, behind racism (which dropped from last year) and surpassing ones based on religion, revealed statistics published yesterday by the Scottish government. In 2014-15, 841 ...

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Young Scots think the phrase ‘that’s gay’ acceptable

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A YouGov survey, commissioned last month by BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, revealed that more than half of young people in Scotland (53%) think the term “that’s gay” is acceptable to use. YouGov asked over 3,000 18 to 29-year-olds around the country, six questions related to 12 words or phrases generally used around sexuality including dyke, queen, bender, camp and poof. ...

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Two sentenced for homophobic attack

Glasgow Sheriff Court

Two men who brutally assaulted a gay couple in Glasgow almost two years ago were sentenced to jail yesterday at the city’s Sheriff Court. STV News reported that Calvin McLelland, 20, from Coatbridge and James Knot, 16, from the Gorbals, both pleaded guilty to assault aggravated by prejudice relating to sexual orientation. Both have been given prison sentences of nine ...

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

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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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New abuse allegations against TV weatherman

Fred Talbot found fame as an ITV weatherman

Scottish Police are investigating new allegations of abuse involving former teacher and TV weatherman Fred Talbot. The accusations are believed to relate to a number of events over a thirteen year period, from 1968 to 1981. Talbot was found guilty by a Manchester court last month of indecent assault against two former schoolboys at Altrincham Grammar School, where he served ...

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Stonewall Scotland’s top Scottish employers named

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Equality charity Stonewall Scotland has recognised employers who actively encourage equality in the workplace at an event hosted by Lloyds Banking Group on Tuesday night in Edinburgh. Lloyds Banking group received the award for Employer of the Year and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service were awarded Network Group of the Year. Police Scotland picked up a Special Recognition ...

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SNP to hold “largest ever” LGBTI conference

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The SNP is set to host the largest ever LGBTI conference organised by a political party anywhere in the UK. The party’s LGBTI membership wing, ‘Out for Independence’, is hosting the one day event at Glasgow’s Caledonian University where the conference will be opened by First Minister and party leader, Nicola Sturgeon MSP. The party’s depute leader, Stewart Hosie MP, ...

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Man suffers serious assault at The Regent Bar

The Regent Bar

A 35-year-old man suffered a serious assault during a Hogmanay celebration at the Regent Bar, one of Edinburgh’s popular gay pubs, on 1 January around 00:30am. According to witnesses, the victim was assaulted as he approached the bar by four men, of which one attacked the 35-year-old’s face with smashed glass. Neil Pearson, who was at the pub told KaleidoScot: ...

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Stonewall study shows hate crime still prevalent in Scotland

Stonewall Scotland research on hate crime

Dan Aldridge, Policy Manager at Stonewall Scotland, tells KaleidoScot how hate crime is still a problem in Scotland and what Stonewall Scotland, in partnership with other organisations, are doing to combat it. In Scotland we often pride ourselves as being a nation built on the principles of tolerance and fairness. Unfortunately Stonewall Scotland research highlights that the lived experience of ...

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