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Scottish Greens launch a comprehensive LGBTI manifesto

Scottish Greens

Rainbow Greens, the Scottish Green Party’s LGBTI group, launched a comprehensive ‘mini-manifesto’ aimed to tackle LGBTI equality, education, heath, inclusion and combat discrimination and prejudice. The manifesto, published on Monday, broadly covers a wide range of issues; LGBTI healthcare, inclusive education, transgender and intersex rights, tackling austerity, tackling hate crime and discrimination, asylum and international LGBTI rights, as well as ...

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Scotland over the rainbow or the “enlightened” myth?

Pink Saltire

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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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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Maggie Chapman: civil partnerships should be available to all couples

Yesterday, the Scottish Government published its consultation on the future of Civil Partnerships in Scotland. I was just as surprised as many equality and human rights campaigners were that it appears the Government seems to be ruling out the introduction of opposite sex civil partnerships in Scotland. For many years, Scottish Greens and others campaigned for marriage equality, and we were delighted ...

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Maggie Chapman: Boycott Saudi Arabia rather than let it lead human rights

Boycott Saudi

The actions of the Saudi Arabian government would, in a country with less oil, bring international isolation. The news, therefore, that Saudi Arabia has been chosen to lead a UN Panel on Human Rights should bring the appropriate scrutiny on this tyrannical regime. Not only is the state an absolute monarchy, it is one that routinely denies the rights of ...

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Anti gay Saudi to head key UN Human Rights panel

Faisal bin Hassan Trad

The Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United Nations (UN), who opposes LGBTI rights, was appointed to chair a key panel in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Faisal bin Hassan Trad will chair the five-member Consultative Group, a UNHRC panel that is tasked with naming experts that determine global human rights standards. Human rights campaigners from the kingdom and across the ...

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