Tuesday , 10 December 2019

Tag Archives: Scotland

KaleidoScot is one year old


It doesn’t seem long ago at all since KaleidoScot was launched during the 2014 Commonwealth Games. And what a year it’s been. From considering the pro-diversity messages of the Games and covering the historic Independence Referendum to taking a look at the complexities behind the recent “ban” on Drag artists proposed by Free Pride , KaleidoScot has been on hand ...

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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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Senior churchman hits out at “transgender, non-gender specific world”

David Robertson, one of Scotland's most outspoken anti-LGBTI rights minister and Christian commentator has been named the next Moderator of the Free Church

  A senior churchman has criticised what he calls today’s “transgender, non gender specific world”. In his “end of term report” the Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, Rev David Robertson, hit out at women’s sport and suggested that the “madness of the modern world” means that failing male sportspeople would simply “do a Bruce” and instead compete as ...

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Freedom To Donate says lift “draconian” gay blood donation ban

Freedom To Donate

The “draconian” ban on gay men donating blood must be reviewed, demands a campaign backed by MPs, MEPs and UK-wide and Scottish charities. The Freedom To Donate campaign, supported by political leaders such as Liberal Democrats’ Tim Farron and the Green Party’s Caroline Lucas, SNP MPs and others from across the political spectrum, demanding the reconsideration of a ban against ...

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LGBTI awards nominees announced


An equality and human rights advocacy group has announced the shortlisted nominees for its inaugural LGBTI awards event. The Equality Network established the Scottish LGBTI Awards to recognise and celebrate the campaigners, politicians, journalists, public bodies, businesses, community groups and individuals that have made a contribution towards securing greater equality in the past year. The event is being sponsored by ...

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Runners get ready for Scottish Equality Run


A new pro-equality and inclusive race event has been launched – the Scottish Equality Run. The event, organised by LEAP Sports, will be held on Sunday 6th September at Stirling University and is in fact two races – at 5km and 10km distances. Both runs will be chip-timed for those with an interest in beating personal bests or simply knowing ...

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Glasgow writer Kirsty Logan long-listed for LGBT book prize


Glasgow based author Kirsty Logan’s collection of short stories “The Rental Heart” has been long-listed for the Polari First Book Prize 2015. The longlist of the 10 books on the run to win this year’s award was announced this week at the Polari Literary Salon in London’s Southbank Centre. The Polari First Book Prize, now in its fifth year, is ...

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Sometimes I’m ashamed, not proud of the Queer community


There has been a little local difficulty in Glasgow. You might have heard about it. Glasgow Pride was deemed too commercial after it started charging people in 2014 so a group calling themselves “Free Pride” have set up their own event this year intending to be, well, free, inclusive and welcoming as well as more political. Sounds great. But Free ...

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Charlie Hides asks: Glasgow Free pride an acute case of “KneeJerkitis”?

Charlie Hides

We catch up with Charlie Hide who just launched a video posing some questions for Free Pride organisers who said they wanted to ban drag artists from their event (see below). For all those those who have been on planet Uranus for the past decade, Charlie Hides is a celebrity impersonator, stand up comedian, Royal Television Society Award and has ...

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