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Tag Archives: Scotland

We find out why Scotland’s club DILF is a hit

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KaleidoScot catches up with James Hurrel, who started one of Scotland’s most popular gay men’s nightclub, DILF, and find out what’s it all about. KaleidoScot: DILF: What’s it all about? James: DILF is a sweaty dance party aimed at gay men, currently hosting monthly club nights in Glasgow and Edinburgh. We recently held our Glasgow Festive Bash Party at The ...

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Dating Apps, WCs, PCs, and the Rise and Fall of Cruising

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Recent studies have suggested that LGBT-dating ‘apps’ have a significant effect on the way in which people interact or seek sexual or romantic partners. With the launch of your ‘app’; be it Gaydar or Grindr (amongst many others) you are presented with profiles, locations and concise biographies which set the parameters of potential assignations. In Australia the availability of these ...

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No Hiding Place

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As The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) issued a report suggesting that Scotland – despite great improvements – needs to do more to make us a fairer society, a young transwoman living in the north of the country is preparing to move to Brighton on England’s sun drenched south coast, and she has shared her experience of her home ...

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Report says “work still to do” to make Scotland fairer

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    A new study has suggested that Scotland is a fairer place for many people than it was five years ago, while warning that others “are at risk of being left behind”. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report has revealed that, although significant improvements have been made in recent years, more work needs to be done to ...

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A Queer year in the Highlands

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  2015 has been an excellent year in the Highlands, with the main community group achieving great things and with various other cultural initiatives taking place. The vast area, dispersed population and poor transport links have not inhibited us but, on the contrary, have inspired groups and individuals to look at different ways of working. The Highland LGBT Forum has ...

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That was the year that was

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    2015 will shortly be at an end…and what a year it was! It was a year that started with hope and optimism – in no small way due to the coming into force of same-sex marriage legislation on 31st December 2014. Several couples took advantage of the new law to tie the knot shortly after midnight on New ...

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Church of Scotland to debate opening ministry to people in same-sex marriages

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    The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland will debate whether congregations should be allowed to consider calling a person in a same-sex marriage as a minister or deacon when it meets in next year. The discussion will take place in May 2016, after a majority of the Kirk’s 45 Presbyteries voted in favour by approving an Overture ...

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Scotland’s choice on Civil Partnerships: Discrimination or Equality?

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It is ten years since the first civil partnerships in Scotland, but there is still no equality before the law.  Now, after a rather biased consultation process, the Scottish government is about to make a choice for us.  The anniversary provides as with an opportunity to take a look at the role of civil partnerships in Scotland’s future, and ask: ...

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Church of Scotland same-sex marriage vote set for narrow victory

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  A vote on the acceptance of ministers in same-sex marriages is set to win the support of a narrow majority of the Church of Scotland’s presbyteries. The Kirk’s 45 presbyteries have been voting on whether to allow individual congregations to appoint clergy in same-sex marriages and, with only two results to come in, 25 have voted for the Church’s ...

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Students win £3,000 to combat homophobia in Scottish Schools

Banchory Academy Students and judges receiving the award

Two high school students from Aberdeenshire won a £3,000 to tackle homophobia in local schools. The two students from Banchory Academy won the funding for their charity of choice, LGBT Youth Scotland, as part of the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) Scotland, reported The Aberdeen Press and Journal. The schools has been taking part in the YPI as part of ...

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