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Tag Archives: Scotland

Cross Scotland call to tackle school homophobia

Just 16% of teachers trained to tackle homophobic bullying in Scotland’s schools

Civic organisations and politicians across Scotland have called for a concerted action to tackle homophobic bullying in school following a report published by Stonewall Scotland. A new YouGov polling released on Monday by Stonewall Scotland shows that teachers are still failing to tackle homophobic bullying in Scotland’s schools. The Teachers’ Report 2014 reveals that nine in ten primary school staff ...

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Report – Scotland’s schools fail to tackle homophobic bullying

Just 16% of teachers trained to tackle homophobic bullying in Scotland’s schools

A new YouGov polling released on Monday by Stonewall Scotland shows that teachers are still failing to tackle homophobic bullying in Scotland’s schools. The Teachers’ Report 2014 reveals that nine in ten primary school staff (89 per cent) and more than four in five secondary school staff (83 per cent) have not received any specific training on now to tackle homophobic bullying. ...

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Pride House Glasgow wins Stonewall UK Award

Julian Clary, Frazer Robertson, Hugh Torrance, Ruth Hunt

LEAP Sports Scotland has scooped the ‘Sports Award’ at the Stonewall UK Awards 2014 for this year’s acclaimed ‘Pride House Glasgow’ project. At a ceremony at the Victoria & Albert Museum on Thursday evening, Pride House found itself up against Casey Stoney, Michael Sam, Thomas Hitzlsperger and Stonewall FC Football Club. Stonewall Chief Executive Ruth Hunt, and the legendary Julian ...

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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 onescotland.org 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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Young gay Scots see monogamy as protection from HIV

HIV-1 budding (in green) from cultured lymphocyte

Research carried out University of Glasgow suggests that young gay men in Scotland often rely on trust rather than testing as means of ensuring a monogamous partner is HIV negative. The results were presented in GAYCON 2014, the 5th National Conference for Scotland on Gay and Bisexual Men’s Health and Wellbeing, according to a report by Aidsmap. Doctoral student, Nicola ...

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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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I was kicked out of a club for a lesbian kiss, alleges student

The student said she got kicked out of The Hive Club due to homophobia

Edinburgh University student, Abi Rigg , claimed she was asked to leave The Hive club after a bouncer spotted her giving a kiss to another girl on Wednesday night. The Hive however claims they have not received any complaint from Rigg and will be checking CCTV footage to see if the incident was due indeed to the bouncer’s homophobia or inappropriate ...

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Scotland’s drag scene is blossoming – Whats it all about?

Iconic drag movie "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert"

A staple of the gay ‘scene’, the drag queen is often a polarising position of power – some of us adore them, others hate them, but one thing is certain; men dressing as glamorous women for our absolute entertainment has never been more popular in Scotland. Earlier this month one of our biggest tabloids ran a story about a high ...

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Stonewall study shows hate crime still prevalent in Scotland

Stonewall Scotland research on hate crime

Dan Aldridge, Policy Manager at Stonewall Scotland, tells KaleidoScot how hate crime is still a problem in Scotland and what Stonewall Scotland, in partnership with other organisations, are doing to combat it. In Scotland we often pride ourselves as being a nation built on the principles of tolerance and fairness. Unfortunately Stonewall Scotland research highlights that the lived experience of ...

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