Tuesday , 25 June 2019

Tag Archives: Scotland

Scotland over the rainbow or the “enlightened” myth?

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Scotland’s culture is so overwhelmingly positive towards LGBTI rights, and “enlightened” to the point that lesbian, gay and bisexual people are increasingly attracted to living here. So suggests report in the The National, published on Friday, which claims that findings show that over 30 percent of those identifying as LGB have come to Scotland from elsewhere. The report draws on ...

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What should the campaign for Scottish trans-equality look like?

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  It’s a serious question. In an ideal world there would be a populist mass-movement pressing for positive change as there was for same-marriage, but that isn’t going to happen for trans-equality because there simply aren’t that many of us. With the Scottish Government signalling that it is potentially going to tackle the issue of legislative trans-equality in the next ...

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SQIFF presents: I Do?

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  Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) is putting on a season of cinema to mark the first anniversary of Equal Marriage in Scotland on 16th December. Four events lead up to the anniversary date at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow. Films have been chosen to offer a variety of perspectives on marriage and LGBTIQ issues and include: ...

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Pride Edinburgh opens Winter Festival

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  Pride Edinburgh yesterday opened its first ever Winter Festival. The festival, which will run from 1st December (World AIDS Day) until 6th December, aspires to commemmorate diversity in “all its colours” and showcase the best that Edinburgh’s LGBTI community has to offer from a social and cultural perspective. The Winter Festival kicked off yesterday with a winter ball, hosted ...

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St Andrew – a saint who stood up for minorities?

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  Today is St Andrew’s Day, a day in which many us take a great deal of pride – including our First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, who has today claimed our patron saint was a champion of minorities and the oppressed. But how did St Andrew come to be associated in Scotland, and what lessons can be learned from his life ...

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“Visible to change attitudes” – 25 years of the Gay Police Association

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  A great deal has happened since the Gay Police Association (GPA) was founded in 1990. Indeed, it is difficult – and sometimes painful – to reflect on just how different societal attitudes were towards LGBTI rights 25 years ago, or the struggles our community has had to endure to arrive at where we are now. Acceptance seldom comes easily, ...

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Bullying in Education – Never Answer For Your Being

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  My name is Stuart Russell and in light of anti-bullying week, I thought I would share my own homophobic bullying story that earlier this year led me to appear on BBC Radio Scotland. My story was part of the Scottish LGBT Equality Report with the Equality Network, an article in the Times Educational Supplement and the TIE (Time for Inclusive ...

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Scottish government launches new Human Rights campaign

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    The Scottish government has today launched a new campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of human rights. Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Alex Neil, launched the Fly The Flag for Human Rights campaign this morning in Edinburgh with equal marriage campaigners Susan and Gerrie Douglas-Scott. Fly The Flag aims to change the image of human rights and ...

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Majority in Scotland wish to remain in the EU reveals poll

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A poll conducted by Yougov has found an overwhelming majority of Scotland’s population wishes to remain in the European Union (EU). The Yougov EUref poll, published earlier this week, showed that 55% of Scots would vote to remain, while 30% to leave.  In Wales the poll found that 42% would vote to remain versus 38% to leave, out of a ...

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Alyssa Edwards interview: “I’m so honoured to be in Glasgow”

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  Kaleidoscot journalist Andrew Headspeath went to Katie’s Bar in Glasgow to meet the one and only Alyssa Edwards on the first stop of her UK tour. For those of you unfamiliar with Alyssa’s tongue-popping greatness, she is a drag queen who achieved global stardom after appearing on season 5 of reality TV series RuPaul’s Drag Race. Andrew kiki’d with Alyssa ...

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