Tuesday , 23 May 2017

Tag Archives: Scotland

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

Nicola Sturgeon

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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Belief Matters … Or Not? The Limits to Free Speech?

Pastor Angus Buchan

Free speech is an essential ingredient of any democratic society. For freedom of expression to mean anything, it must include the right to offend others. You have the right to attack my religious beliefs, political beliefs, lifestyle, sexuality and so on. You even have the right to use intemperate language, should you so wish. I have the same right to ...

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Thousands expected at Pride Glasgow

Pride Glasgow

Thousands of LGBTI people, friends and allies will attend Pride Glasgow, Scotland’s largest parade and celebration. Pride Glasgow’s this year’s theme is inclusive education asking the government to commit to teaching diversity and tackling homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in Scottish schools. This year’s Pride Glasgow is expected to be the biggest ever with potentially over ten thousand people braving the ...

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Scotland urged to join LGBT youth at Pride Glasgow

LGBT Youth Scotland

Friends and allies of LGBT youth across Scotland are urged to march in Pride Glasgow in support of inclusive education. With thousands set to take part in Pride Glasgow this Saturday, LGBT Youth Scotland, called upon Scots to participate in order to highlight this year’s theme which is education. LGBT Youth Scotland, a leading charity that campaigns for equal rights ...

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Costa to mark Pride Glasgow by serving rainbow coffees

Rainbow Coffee by Mason Salisbury

Costa to serve rainbow coloured coffees in Glasgow in support of Pride Glasgow this weekend. Costa Coffee will have its baristas serve rainbow coloured coffees in Glasgow during this weekend in a short of support of Scotland’s LGBTI community. The coffee chain will be serving its rainbow coffee creations in the St Vincent and Bothwell Street brachnes on Saturday, during ...

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Scotland says no to homophobic Pastor Angus Buchan

Pastor Angus Buchan

Following action by Scottish campaigners, Scottish Borders Council have now banned Pastor Angus Buchan, criticised for misogyny and homophobia, from preaching on their premises. The South African pastor, who has been invited by the evangelical Hope Church to speak at the Volunteer Hall, Galashiels, Scotland, later this month, has caused an outcry among LGBTI rights advocates. The Scottish Borders LGBT ...

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Peter Tatchell: Time for a radical rethink of sex education

Peter Tatchell

It’s time for radical rethink of sex education to ensure sexual health and happiness. Millions of young people enter adulthood sexually and emotionally illiterate. Many subsequently endure disordered relationships, ranging from unfulfilling to outright abusive. The result? Much unhappiness – and sometimes mental and physical ill-health. The lack of effective sex and relationship education (SRE) in UK schools is part of ...

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West Lothian LGBTI teen group subjected to homophobia

Boghall Parish Church - google maps image

A group of LGBTI teens were subjected to homophobia, Police Scotland detained and charged four teenagers with hate crime. According to The Herald, the teens were attending a support group at Boghall Parish Church in Bathgate, West Lothian on Thursday last week. According to Police Scotland a number of teenagers started subjecting the group to homophobic abuse when they attended ...

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Congratulations! Kezia Dugdale and Louise Riddell are engaged

Kezia Dugdale and Louise Riddell

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has announced she got engaged to her partner Louise Riddell. In an interview with the Daily Record, Dugdale said she was “utterly thrilled” after getting engaged during a holiday Mallorca. She said: “I’m utterly thrilled to be marrying the love of my life and we can’t wait to start planning.” Dugdale added: “We hope this ...

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