Friday , 23 August 2019

Tag Archives: Scottish Green Party

Holyrood’s intervention regarding LGBTI rights backfires in Ghana

Ghana

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon raised on Friday LGBTI rights with the President of Ghana during his visit to Holyrood. The intervention, uncalled for by LGBTI Ghanaians, has caused a backlash against the LGBTI community and a media moral panic against a “homosexual lobby” trying to allegedly tarnish Ghana’s image and force “unAfrican” habits unto the nation. The Ghanaian leader, John ...

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Leading SNP candidate opposed same-sex adoption

The SNP

  The Scottish National Party has been criticised by equality campaigners after it emerged that one of their leading Holyrood candidates “expressed concern at promotion of homosexuality in schools” and also stated her opposition to both same-sex marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples. Sophia Coyle, who is currently serving as a councillor for the Airdrie North ward, has been ...

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Scottish Green leadership positions should not reduce gender to two boxes

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The Scottish Green Party has two co-conveners of different genders. I am currently one of these, and am running for re-election. This attempt to balance is based on an important principle. We don’t accept that the work of winning gender equality is won, and so we actively seek to rectify that in our structures. There is, though, a problem. The ...

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Scottish Greens pass cutting-edge LGBTI Policy

Scottish Greens

The annual conference of the Scottish Green Party (SGP) in the SECC, Glasgow, passed two major trailblazing policy motions on LGBTI+ rights and health. The convention passed the first policy unanimously and the second with an overwhelming majority. Written by Anna Crow, current co-convenor of the SGP’s LGBTI+ group, the Rainbow Greens, and by Dan Heap, one of the outgoing co-convenors, ...

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SNP has highest percentage of gay and lesbian candidates

The SNP

A KaleidoScot survey shows the Scottish National Party (SNP) has the highest number and percentage of out gay and lesbian candidates of any Scottish political party. Eight percent of the SNP candidates identify as out gay or lesbian, followed by six percent of the Scottish Green Party (SGP), five percent of Scottish Liberal Democrat Party (SLDP), five percent of Scottish ...

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Scottish Green Party endorses LGBTI rights of English Greens

Scottish Greens

  The Scottish Green Party pledged to endorse the LGBTI rights policies of the Green Party of England and Wales‘ manifesto. The Scottish Green Party manifesto, launched on 30 March, focuses on three key themes – to end poverty; to keep public services in public hands and to give more power to local communities, mentioning only in passing LGBTI rights. The Scottish Greens are ...

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Why Scotland did not fly the flag half-mast for King Abdullah

King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Scottish government buildings did not fly the Saltire or the Union Jack half-mast following the death of King Abdullah of the Kingdom of Saudi-Arabia, although an official condolences statement was issued. This despite UK Government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) sending out a request to do so. According leading Scottish politicians this was done to pay respects to ...

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Gay UKIP MEP slurs Scotland’s Tory leader a “fat lesbian”

David Coburn

UKIP’s Scottish openly gay MEP, David Coburn, is alleged to have launched a verbal attack against rival politicians including leader of the Tory party in Scotland, Ruth Davidson, reports the Daily Record. Allegedly overheard on an East Coast train journey from Scotland to London on Sunday he described Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Tory party, and an enthusiastic advocate of equal ...

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Party leaders pledge LGBTI rights regarding Scotland’s referendum results

Scottish Referendum

Leaders of the main political parties in Scotland have outlined their party’s commitments to advancing LGBTI equality following each potential outcome of the Scottish Independence referendum. The leaders of the SNP, Scottish Labour Party, Scottish Conservatives, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Scottish Green Party, and the Scottish Socialist Party, made the commitments in response to a letter from the Equality Network, seeking ...

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Patrick Harvie on the legacy of Pride House for Glasgow and the world

Patrick Harvie

I catch up with out bisexual MSP Patrick Harive, co-convener of the Scottish Green party, during a visit to Pride House Glasgow. As we talk about the vast array of events taking place at the house, as well as view the exhibition running on LGBT People of the Commonwealth, I ask Patrick a few questions. What kind of issues do ...

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