Monday , 10 December 2018

Tag Archives: prejudice

Angus Buchan faces protest after Dumfries event relaunch

Protest against Angus Buchan

LGBTI groups and allies have staged a protest this weekend outside a Dumfries Church against an appearance of Pastor Angus Buchan who promotes homophobic and misogynistic views. Buchan preaches to tens of thousands paying participants in South Africa where he says that homosexuality is a “disease” that can be “cured” by prayer. The Pastor also runs “Mighty Men” conferences where ...

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Nicola Sturgeon: Pride Glasgow important in challenging prejudice

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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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Homophobia in Sport inquiry launched

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  The Culture Media and Sports Committee launched an inquiry into homophobia in sport earlier this month, which aims to consider how orientation-based prejudice occurs across a range of sports and will examine the different experiences of men and women. The committee will investigate what the experiences of “gay sportsmen and sportswomen” say about societal attitudes generally, whether governing bodies ...

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Challenging bullying begins with acceptance: Andrew’s Story

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  Stonewall Scotland have launched a #NoBystanders campaign in response to National Anti-Bullying Week. The movement asks people to be more vocal against all forms of bullying, whether explicit, subtle or misguided, and move away from just simply letting things slide. This follows depressing statistics: 7,500 young people in the UK experience bullying per year on average, with nearly a ...

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Germaine who? I really don’t give a damn

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Trans Exclusionary, Radical (No, strike that), Reactionary Feminists do not frighten me, and I feel a creeping sense of that old ennui stealthily pulling me back into the past. Oh Dear! Here we go again! The oracle has has been consulted, she had declaimed and we are now enlightened. Thank you, Germaine. Will you please now shuffle back into the ...

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Aberdeen man shares bloodied Facebook picture after homophobic attack

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A man from Aberdeen courageously shared his experience of a homophobic attack after having been brutally assaulted for being gay. Former Cults Academy student Alexander Lees posted two pictures on his Facebook profile along with a status recounting the homophobic attack, which has now gone viral. Alexander was violently attacked by two guys in Aberdeen’s Nox nightclub, just after midnight, suffering a ...

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Media disregard for award winners shows inability to grasp diversity

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  It seems the mainstream media still don’t “get” LGBTI issues. Or even the existence of an diverse LGBTI community – even among those sections of the media anxious to appear inclusive to the point they sponsor LGBTI events. This week, the first ever Scottish LGBTI Awards ceremony was held in Glasgow. The media was there in force, but anyone ...

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Police Scotland Crack Down on Hate Crime

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This week, Police Scotland launched its Hate Crime Campaign, encouraging victims to come forward and stand up to hate crime. Hate incidents not only cause suffering and social tensions in Scotland but are also a criminal offence. Police Scotland are concerned about hate incidents and are working hard alongside LGBTI communities and organisations to stamp out hate crime. Kenny Craig from Police Scotland ...

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TIE Campaign: Report shows LGBTI issues vital to Scottish education

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The TIE (Time for Inclusive Education) campaign says a report published today on LGBT inequality in Scotland highlights need for LGBT+ inclusive education to be statutory across all Scottish schools. Following The Scottish LGBT Equality Report revealing widespread discrimination and prejudices against LGBT people in Scotland, the TIE campaign said Scotland must urgently embark on legal and educational reforms. The ...

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Hate crime down towards Scotland’s LGBTI community

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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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