Monday , 18 December 2017

Tag Archives: Scotland LGBTI rights

Scottish Greens pass cutting-edge LGBTI Policy

Scottish Greens

The annual conference of the Scottish Green Party (SGP) in the SECC, Glasgow, passed two major trailblazing policy motions on LGBTI+ rights and health. The convention passed the first policy unanimously and the second with an overwhelming majority. Written by Anna Crow, current co-convenor of the SGP’s LGBTI+ group, the Rainbow Greens, and by Dan Heap, one of the outgoing co-convenors, ...

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Scotland must end homophobia in schools say campaigners

TIE Campaign

Campaigners demand Holyrood take action to an end to school homophobia, bullying, sexism and bigotry which has become a “national disgrace.” The TIE (Time for Inclusive Education) campaign will ask the key Public Petitions Committee of Holyrood to ensure that Scotland’s schools foster a nurturing and inclusive environment which would eradicate hate and prejudice directed at LGBTI+ youth. The campaign ...

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Anti austerity LGBTI group formed in Glasgow

FIST

Activists and allies involved in Scotland’s LGBTI+ community have formed an anti-austerity collective to raise awareness of the impact of the government’s policies on its members. FIST (Fight Injustice Stand Together) was formed in response to the impact of austerity on the LGBTI+ community and on wider society, and the dismantling of the welfare state. The group is holding a public ...

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Kezia Dugdale: I support equal recognition, LGBTI education

Kezia Dugdale

KaleidoScot asks the two contestants for the Scottish Labour leadership some questions about LGBTI rights, in our second interview, we speak with Kezia Dugdale. Dugdale, who is an MSP for the Lothian constituency, says transgender and intersex rights are an urgent priority, and she is committed to compulsory RSHPE.  See how she answers our questions below.  KaleidoScot: What have you ...

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Ken Macintosh: I’m committed to LGBTI equality and fighting homophobia

Ken Macintosh

KaleidoScot asks the two contestants for the Scottish Labour leadership some questions about LGBTI rights, first we speak with Ken Macintosh. Macintosh, who is an MSP for the Eastwood constituency, in East Renfrewshire, says he is committed to LGBTI equality, and tackling homophobia.  See how he answers our questions below. KaleidoScot: What have you done to promote LGBTI rights during ...

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BBC Scotland to produce a show on Scottish LGBTI history

BBC Scotland

Hopscotch Films have been commissioned by BBC Scotland to produce a 60 minute documentary that tells the post war LGBTI history of the country. The documentary will use interviews, archived clips, music and memorabilia to tell the stories of Scotland’s LGBTI people. The BBC hopes to broadcast the show at the end of November, on St Andrew’s Day. Over the ...

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Tim Hopkins honoured for LGBTI campaigning

Tim Hopkins

Tim Hopkins, the director of the Equality Network was today awarded an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh in recognition of his decades of work advancing LGBTI equality in Scotland. Hopkins, who was awarded the honorary doctoral degree (Doctor honoris causa) in a ceremony this morning at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, has been campaigning for LGBTI equality in Scotland for ...

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Europe’s gay police force highlight IDAHOT

European Gay Police Association

The European Gay Police Association (EGPA) marks International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) a unique video message promoting LGBT equality across the European Union. The video message was premiered on 11 May, in Budva, Montenegro during the Third International Ministerial IDAHOT 2015 Forum titled “Ending Hate Crime and Violence”. More than 230 international representatives, including delegates from Gay ...

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Scotland rated best country in Europe for LGBTI legal equality

ILGA Europe

ILGA-Europe’s ‘Rainbow Europe Index 2015’ annual review places Scotland ahead of the rest of the UK and Europe on legal equality for LGBTI people. Following the legalisation of same-sex marriage last year, Scotland now meets 92% of ILGA’s 48-point criteria for LGBTI equality and human rights legislation Scotland was also ahead of rUK because of more progressive policies on intersex ...

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SSP highlights LGBT asylum, pension rights and education

Scottish Socialist Party

The Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) emphasises pension and asylum rights for LGBT people and strong anti-prejudice policies. It also calls for complete devolution of all equality related legislation to Scotland. The party set the following policy pledges: “Guaranteed long term funding for community projects supporting LGBT people, under direct democratic control of service users, with full transparency and accountability. “Educational ...

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