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Tag Archives: Scotland

Scottish government flies rainbow flag in support of LGBTI rights

Rainbow Flag over St. Andrew's House

The Scottish government is flying the rainbow flag during the Commonwealth Games in support of LGBTI rights in participating countries and throughout the world. The flag flying above St. Andrew’s House, on the southern flank of Calton Hill, Edinburgh, is the headquarters building of the Scottish Government and is visible throughout the capital city. Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, committed ...

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LGBTI rights highlighted in Commonwealth Games opening ceremony with a gay kiss

John Barrowman's gay kiss at the Commonwealth Games Ceremony

Out actor and musician John Barrowman embraced a male dancer, giving him a kiss during the Wednesday’s opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. The Glasgow born celebrity and Doctor Who star kissed the dancer at a mock “Gretna Green” during ceremony, with an announcement was made: “Here’s for Equality in Scotland!” at Celtic Park, Glasgow, last night. The gay kiss ...

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Scotland backs LGBTI equality at the heart of the Commonwealth Games

Pride House Glasgow

The Scottish government is demonstrating its commitment for LGBTI equality and rights by funding Pride House, at the heart of Glasgow Commonwealth Games. In addition, during the duration of the Commonwealth Games, the rainbow flag will be flown from St Andrews House in Edinburgh. On Tuesday 22 July, Cabinet Secretary for Commonwealth Games Shona Robison officially opened Pride House. A ...

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Taking Pride in being part of a gay family

Nicola Page

What does Pride mean? People from all walks of life are becoming more and more involved in Pride events, including heterosexual couples, banks, political parties and religious groups. One straight person on the march this year was a lady named Nicola Hunter Page. I asked her a few questions about her background and what Pride means to her. I asked ...

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Pride a sign of changing Scottish culture

Pride Glasgow Gallery

LGBTI rights in Scotland have come a long way in the past 15 years, and this year’s Pride made that clearer than ever, according to KaleidoScot representative Andrew Page. “The atmosphere was friendly and, largely, inclusive – a contrast to Prides in the past – which itself is a sign of changing social attitudes,”he said. “People lining the streets to ...

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Ride with the Flying Scotsman

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Gay Scottish cycling hero Graeme Obree, known as the Flying Scotsman, is holding a special race on Saturday the 2nd of August, and members of the public are invited to join in. It’s a chance to ride alongside the legend on a challenging but scenic route through the Ayrshire countryside, taking in some of his old training ground. Shorter routes ...

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Thousands participate in Pride Glasgow parade

Pride Glasgow

GLASGOW, Scotland — Thousands of people marched in Pride Glasgow on Saturday, throughout the city, climaxing in a star-lined whopping street party. The parade, now in its 18th year, kicked-off at Clyde Place before making its way through the city to the main festival site in King Street. Pride related events run until 3 August alongside the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth ...

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European court questions gay blood ban

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In a case that could impact blood donation policies across Europe, a senior advisor to the EU’s highest court has said that gay and bisexual men should not automatically be banned from giving blood. The comments, made in relation to a challenge brought against France’s blood donation rules, call into question the legitimacy of discriminating based on sexual orientation rather ...

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Scotland by bike

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Cycling in Scotland has never been easier to do, and it’s a fantastic way to discover remote places you’d never notice from a car or train. It’s no wonder that more and more people are choosing to explore the country on two wheels – so if you want to give it a go, what do you need to know? If ...

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Out and about in Arran

The dramatic landscape of Arran

Scotland in Miniature The small isle of Arran is a magical place that packs in stunning beaches, dramatic mountains, woodlands, and castles, boasting first-class accommodation, golf courses, delightful country pubs, culinary delights and surprisingly friendly to the LGBTAIQ traveller. The landscape is astonishing in its diversity: Dramatic mountain ridges, comparable to the scenic highlands, cover the northern half, while a ...

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