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Kezia Dugdale, exponent of LGBTI Equality, elected Scottish Labour Leader

Kezia Dugdale

Kezia Dugdale, who has made strong statements in favour of LGBTI equality, has been elected the new Scottish Labour leader after defeating Ken Macintosh. In an interview with KaleidoScot, Dugdale made the strongest pro LGBTI equality statements yet of any previous of Scottish Labour leaders. Campaigners hope that she would show commitment that could invigorate legislative and policy revisions in ...

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SNP has highest percentage of gay and lesbian candidates


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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EU importance to LGBTI rights stressed by Sturgeon’s veto call

Nicola Sturgeon

A call by Nicola Sturgeon, the incoming first minister, for safeguarding Scotland’s place in the European Union (EU) if the UK votes to leave it, has sparked a debate on how it might be achieved and highlighting its importance to LGBTI rights. Sturgeon said it would be “democratically indefensible” for Scotland to be taken out of EU against its will, during ...

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Glasgow SNP deputy leader charged with homophobic offence

Billy McAllister

The deputy leader of the SNP in Glasgow City Council has been charged with a homophobic assault, and the police have now opened an investigation. Councillor Billy McAllister, who represents the city’s Canal ward, has also been suspended from the SNP. The alleged assault happened on August 26 at Maryhill Road during an argument between the councillor and activist Graham Campbell, who ...

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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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Willie Bain: A No vote would strengthen devolution and LGBTI equality

Willie Bain

In an exclusive video-interview, Willie Bain, Scottish Labour Party politician, and Member of Parliament (MP) for Glasgow North East says further devolution will help strengthen LGBTI equality across the UK and fight economic discrimination. Bain said: “Devolution has meant for many LGBT people, social and political rights and equality have been achieved. “Look at campaigns that have been achieved in ...

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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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