Tuesday , 25 June 2019

Tag Archives: Scotland

Actress Emma Thompson endorses TIE campaign

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Actress Emma Thompson has called for an end to homophobia in Scottish schools and has endorsed the TIE (Time for Inclusive Education) campaign, which is calling on the next Scottish Government to tackle high rates of suicide and self harm amongst LGBT+ school pupils. In backing the campaign, Thompson said: “The time for homophobia is long gone. It’s over. Any ...

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Jordan Gray: “It’s a Cinderella story”

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    Jordan Gray is a transgender musician currently taking part in BBC talent show, The Voice. Jordan impressed the shows judges with her ability but they did not choose her to continue past the first round of auditions. However, luck was on her side when an act from the show had to drop out, giving Jordan a place in the show. ...

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RuPaul’s Drag Race Tour Rocks Glasgow

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  Eight queens (including Michelle Visage) rocked Glasgow’s O2 ABC last week in Ru Paul’s Drag Race Battle of the Seasons Extravaganza Tour. The tour sees host, Michelle Visage and contestants from the hit US television show Ru Paul’s Drag Race perform on the world stage, making the art of drag known. The show was anything but a drag, everything ...

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Violence used in arrest of LGBT asylum seeker

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  It has been alleged that police officers have used violence in order to arrest an LGBT asylum seeker yesterday. 30 police officers with dogs were also later used to break up a blockade in Glasgow to enable the removal from Scotland of an LGBT asylum seeker and her teenage son. Dogs were deployed against a peaceful protest in a ...

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SNP backs calls for inclusive education

Members of SNP Youth expressed support for TIE's aims (Photo: Jordan Daly)

  A motion “welcoming” the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign, which calls for LGBT+ inclusive education in all Scottish schools in order to tackle high rates of homophobic bullying, was passed unanimously at the SNP’s spring conference in Glasgow yesterday. Moved by SNP Youth and SNP Students, the motion “notes the concerning presence of homophobia and transphobia in Scotland’s ...

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LGBT football teams urge action from Scottish clubs

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  Scottish LGBT friendly football clubs Saltire Thistle FC and Hotscots FC have used the final day of the Football vs Homophobia Campaign and LGBT History Month to urge Scottish football to do more to encourage LGBT participation in football and to create a safe environment for LGBT fans and players. Both clubs, who compete in the UK-wide Gay Football ...

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Highlands celebrate LGBT History Month

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  A successful event was held in the Highlands last week to mark LGBT History month – and another will be staged tomorrow. The Highland LGBT Writers’ Group, which has received funding from LGBT Youth Scotland to commemorate LGBT History Month, has facilitated both events and hopes to host similar cultural and historic attractions in future years. Last Saturday (20th ...

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Stonewall Scotland recognises LGBT friendly employers

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Last night a number of LGBT friendly employers in Scotland were recognised for their contribution to equality in the workplace by Stonewall Scotland at an event hosted by Lloyds Banking Group at their headquarters on the Mound, Edinburgh. For the second successive year, Lloyds Banking Group were named Employer of the Year. The event follows the recent announcement of Stonewall’s ...

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Alleged incident raises questions about HIV prevention strategy

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  Recent reporting in the mainstream media has highlighted serious problems in relation to HIV prevention. Last week, several outlets reported on the disturbing claim that a man was deliberately infected through unprotected anal intercourse. Inevitably, this has sparked reaction from both the LGBTI community and HIV charities, and raises significant questions about safer sex practices, the legal framework, how ...

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Jeffrey Marsh, Di(vine) Star

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  Jeffrey Marsh identifies as genderqueer and is an LGBTI+ advocate, host and author. Jeffrey is big on social media, creating Vine Videos with a positive, inclusive message. In 2015 Jeffrey was named “Red Carpet Correspondent” for MTV/LOGO and GLSEN. In August of this year, Penguin/Random House will publish Jeffrey’s first book, How To Be You. Stuart Russell spoke to Jeffrey Marsh ...

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