Monday , 20 November 2017

Tag Archives: Rob McDowall

TIE Campaign Receives Support From #BlackLivesMatter

TIE Campaign

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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Campaign launched for LGBTI education in all Scottish schools

TIE Campaign

A new campaign for LGBTI education as a statutory right in the curriculum of Scottish schools has been launched to tackle homophobic attitudes among young people and to increase the confidence of the LGBTI community. Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) is asking members of the public to sign a Scottish Parliament public petition to convince politicians to support the proposal ...

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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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Three openly gay ministers in the New Scottish Government

New Scottish Cabinet

The new reshuffled Scottish government has three openly gay ministers, and overwhelming number of LGBTI equality supporters, both in Cabinet and ministerial posts. The new reshuffled Cabinet is made up, for the most part, of strong allies of LGBTI Equality and is also, for the first time in Holyrood’s history, a 50-50 gender split. Opinions within Scotland’s LGBTI community were ...

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Fraternity accused of bigotry slammed for Scottish expansion

Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

The Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity (DKE), accused of bigotry, sexism and hazing, has received criticism from rights group for trying to expand into Scottish universities. The elitist DKE, which counts five U.S. presidents among its former members – Rutherford B. Hayes, Theodore Roosevelt, Gerald Ford, George Bush Snr, and George W. Bush – has already set up a fraternity, known ...

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Scotland to celebrate first LGBTI marriage this Hogmanay

Scotland's First Same-Sex Marriage this Hogmanay!

The first same sex marriage ceremonies in Scotland are expected to go ahead from this Hogmanay, announced today the Scottish Government. The government have also announced that couples who wish to convert their existing civil partnerships to marriage will be able to do so, free of charge for the first year, as soon as the law comes into force on ...

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Rob’s Coming Out Story

KaleidoScot’s Rob McDowall shares his Coming Out Story: “As a bolshie thirteen year old living in a wee costal town in the West of Scotland, I was hit with the realisation that I was thinking about sex and relationships with other males while my peers were thinking about the opposite sex. “I was terrified when I decided to come out ...

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KaleidoScot’s writers tell their Coming Out Stories

KaleidoScot's writers tell their coming stories

Today is the National Coming Out Day (11 October every year) and is a chance for those of us who are LGBTI to support others to ‘come out’ and be who they are. So we figured that we, KaleidoScot’s writers and contributors, would share out stories with you.  We also hope that it would help people in less open communities ...

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Ban HIV positive migrants from the UK, says Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP

Nigel Farage, leader of the right wing UKIP party, called for HIV positive people and murderers to be banned from migrating to Britain as a “good start” in “controlling the quality of people who come” to the UK. The statement came shortly before the UKIP’s first ever MP was elected into office in the Clacton byelection, last night. His statement ...

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Gay UKIP MEP slurs Scotland’s Tory leader a “fat lesbian”

David Coburn

UKIP’s Scottish openly gay MEP, David Coburn, is alleged to have launched a verbal attack against rival politicians including leader of the Tory party in Scotland, Ruth Davidson, reports the Daily Record. Allegedly overheard on an East Coast train journey from Scotland to London on Sunday he described Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Tory party, and an enthusiastic advocate of equal ...

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