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Three Scots nominated for Stonewall Awards 2014

Stonewall Awards 2014

Glasgow’s Commonwealth’s Pride House, Alex Neil, the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing and Liz MacKean TV reporter and presenter have been nominated for the 2014 Stonewall Awards. Glasgow’s Pride House, which was run by LEAP Sports Scotland (LSS) and became a focal point for LGBTI related events during the Commonwealth Games as well as for Scotland’s LGBTI community, ...

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Johann Lamont makes equality pledge to Scotland’s LGBTI community

Johann Lamont at Pride House

In an exclusive interview with KaleidoScot, Johann Lamont, leader of the Scottish Labour Party, answers six questions regarding LGBTI Equality in Scotland and beyond. She said that the Glasgow Kiss during the Commonwealth Games was a culmination of a hard and long battle for LGBTI rights that she is committed to continue. During the interview, that was held at Pride ...

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Glasgow Games saluted for unparalleled message of LGBTI inclusivity

John Barrowman's gay kiss at the Commonwealth Games Ceremony

Rights campaigners praised the Glasgow Commonwealth Games for their inclusiveness and highlighting LGBTI rights. During games not only did the Scottish government fly the rainbow flag from St. Andrew’s House but the First Minister strongly back equality and inclusivity. In addition, during the opening ceremony of the games LGBTI rights were highlighted with the “Glasgow Kiss,” televised live throughout the ...

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Pride House’s LGBTI family-friendliness should be applauded

A child playing at Pride House, Glasgow

The Commonwealth Games have now concluded, and the media are now reflecting on Scotland’s success in hosting an event characterised by friendliness, diversity and tolerance. There can be no greater symbol of this than Pride House, which has been instrumental in celebrating diversity while highlighting the need for challenging prejudice and discrimination throughout the Commonwealth during the previous two weeks. ...

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Pride House Glasgow praised for impact on LGBTI rights

Pride House Glasgow

The first ever Pride House to feature at a Commonwealth Games has been has been praised for its impact on LGBTI rights, during its closing ceremony on Saturday night. After a fortnight of events, Pride House Glasgow celebrated its farewell featuring Scottish entertainers such as the singer Horse McDonald and the comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli. Pride House has welcomed over ...

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LGBTI Commonwealth People – An exhibition review

LGBTI People of the Commonwealth

  During the Commonwealth Games, which conclude today, Glasgow has been the focus of interest within the sporting world – as it fully deserves to be. The games have not only provided entertainment for the hundreds of thousands of spectators, but have also served to put the spotlight on the Commonwealth. While the principal emphasis has been on sporting achievement, ...

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Straight New Zealand boxer backs Scotland’s message of LGBTI equality

Bowyn Morgan backs Scotland's message of inclusivity and equality

Bowyn Morgan, a straight boxer from New Zealand told KaleidoScot he supports the message of inclusivity and tolerance of the Scottish Government during the Commonwealth Games. The 25 year-old boxer and dad from Christchurch said he “welcomes” the messages of inclusivity from First Minister Alex Salmond and the OneScotland campaign and was “happy to engage” on the matter. He said ...

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Against the rules – LGBTI people in sport

Against the Rules Exhibition

It’s all in the name: Against the Rules traces the history of LGBTI participation in sport, both amateur and professional, against the backdrop not only of cultural unfriendliness towards LGBTI equality built often outright hostility. I visited the exhibition, currently showing at The Virginia Gallery, which considers the lives and careers of  LGBTI sportsmen and sportswomen, reflecting on their achievements ...

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Alex Salmond says Scotland stands for LGBTI equality and diversity

Alex Salmond with Hugh Torrance and Katherine Burrows at Pride House

We meet the First Minster, Alex Salmond, at Pride House Glasgow, who tells us that what is, and has, been done in Scotland sends a clear message to the world of support to LGBTI Equality and what the nation stands for. The First Minister noted that that Pride House is sending a message of inclusivity and acceptance, and that along ...

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Patrick Harvie on the legacy of Pride House for Glasgow and the world

Patrick Harvie

I catch up with out bisexual MSP Patrick Harive, co-convener of the Scottish Green party, during a visit to Pride House Glasgow. As we talk about the vast array of events taking place at the house, as well as view the exhibition running on LGBT People of the Commonwealth, I ask Patrick a few questions. What kind of issues do ...

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