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SNP manifesto pledges LGBTI envoy and devolved equality

The Scottish National Party has launched its manifesto pledging its commitment to establish a special LGBTI rights envoy, protect the human rights act and devolve power over equality to Scotland.  Its manifesto pledged support for the plan to create a special envoy for the promotion of LGBTI rights: “SNP MPs will also make the case for the establishment of a special ...

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Helpline for LGBTI survivors of sexual violence launched


Victims of sexual violence from Scotland’s LGBTI communities will be able to seek specialist support from a new helpline set up by Rape Crisis Scotland. The service, which is also extended to friends and families, is to be launched tomorrow 19 February, and will offer LGBTI survivors an additional opportunity to get support responsive to their experiences from specially trained ...

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Pride Edinburgh – a new identity launched

Pride Edinburgh

Pride Scotia has been rebranded Pride Edinburgh, as part of a new management and will include an exciting range of events this coming June. Following its 10 years of existence, the festival of events, which includes the Pride parade, will now be known as Pride Edinburgh, and has a new visual identity. Pride Edinburgh is planning to attain a charity ...

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New guide to same-sex marriage in Scotland launched

A new guide to same-sex marriage and civil partnership in Scotland has been launched on Thursday to mark the start of Scotland’s equal marriage law. 10,000 copies of the guide have been published by the Equality Network to explain to same-sex couples how they can register a marriage or civil partnership in Scotland, and to inform LGBTI people about their ...

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Leak shows Edinburgh fraternity’s misogyny and transphobia

Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

Leaked minutes of Edinburgh’s Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity (DKE) chapter revealed explicit endorsement of rape threats, sexual harassment, transphobia and hazing, reported the Student Paper. In one meeting DKE members joked, according to minutes of the fraternity, about raping the Edinburgh University Feminist Society (FemSoc), proposed a “raping trip” to Montenegro, and made lewd comments about a female student union ...

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Ministers say ‘Scotland believes in equality’

OneScotland Campaign add

MSPs from all parties gathered outside the Scottish Parliament today to support the launch of the next phase of a campaign to promote equality and celebrate diversity in Scotland. Following the successful launch of the website during Glasgow 2014, the next phase of the One Scotland campaign focuses on promoting equality for LGBTI and ethnic minority people. Cabinet Secretary ...

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Scotland to host major conference for transgender and intersex rights

Scottish Transgender Alliance

Between Friday 31 October and Sunday 2 November, the Equality Network and Scottish Transgender Alliance’s (STA) Trans and Intersex Conference of the Isles takes place at the John McIntyre Conference Centre in Edinburgh. Thanks to funding from VisitScotland, the Scottish Government and Edinburgh University, the event is bringing together over 150 trans and intersex people from across the UK and ...

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The importance of Intersex Awareness Day

Intersex flag

Today is Intersex Awareness Day, an occasion that is important to inform the public about the issues facing intersex people. Intersex is a term applied to human beings whose biological sex cannot be classified as clearly male or female. An intersex person may have the biological attributes of both sexes or lack some of the biological attributes considered necessary to be ...

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Rev David Robertson, my views on LGBTI rights

Rev David Robertson

Rev David Robertson, recently nominated Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, who for the first time writes to a LGBTI publication,  tells KaleidoScot his views on LGBTI Rights, and says he is not anti-gay. Robertson is the minister of Dundee St Peter’s Free Church and director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity, he will take up at the ...

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Scots parliament hears call for statutory sex education

Jack and Rebecca of Sexpression:UK at Holyrood

The Scottish Parliament’s Public Petitions Committee has agreed to take forward a petition to the Scottish government to make Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) compulsory in Scottish Primary and Secondary schools. The petition that was put forward on Tuesday by the student network Sexpression:UK to Holyrood, garnered 1096 signatures and backed by 33 organisations, most notably BMA Scotland, THT Scotland, HIV ...

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