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Tag Archives: Scottish Liberal Democrats

Councils must record homophobic bullying, say Scottish Lib Dems

Tavish Scott

  The Scottish Liberal Democrats have called on local authorities to ensure that homophobic bullying is recorded accurately as new figures showed nearly half of Scottish councils do not hold records on incidents of homophobia in schools. While homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in Scottish schools appears to have fallen in recent years, with only 58 reported cases last year compared to 144 in 2011-12, it ...

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Manifesto watch: Where do the Scottish Lib Dems stand on LGBTI issues?

Willie Rennie

The Scottish Liberal Democrats launched their manifesto, Be The Best Again, last week. The party’s flagship policies, including the proposals for a “penny for education” and “putting democracy back into policing”, have sparked some online discussion in recent days. The manifesto was launched at an Edinburgh soft play centre, perhaps to emphasise the party’s ambitions to “revolutionise” education and nursery ...

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MSP calls for improved LGBTI rights and AIDS services in Malawi

liam

  An MSP has called on the First Minister to work with the government of Malwai to help boost LGBTI rights and widen access to HIV/AIDS treatment services. Writing to Nicola Sturgeon ahead of World Aids Day, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Liam McArthur has drawn attention to the challenges facing LGBTI people and those with HIV/AIDS living in the African ...

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Scottish Lib Dems call for review of Gender Identity Clinic support

hume

  Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Jim Hume MSP today called on the Health Secretary to review support provided for Gender Identity Clinics (GICs) after new figures revealed the average waiting time for a first appointment at two of Scotland’s GICs is more than a year. A report published this week by UK Trans Info included data on Scotland for ...

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LibDems LGBT manifesto commits to SRE and health issues

Scottish Liberal Democrats

The Scottish Liberal Democrats Party has included in its manifesto commitments to Sex and Relationship Education (SRE), health issues and equalising a variety of existing legislations. The Scottish Liberal Democrats party has made a firm commitment to SRE in its manifesto stating that education must challenge “gender stereotyping and early sexualisation, working with schools to promote positive body image and ...

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Nick Clegg responds to Coalition for Marriage accusation

Nick Clegg

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has issued a response to a poster from Coalition for Marriage, which criticised his role in making same-sex marriage a reality. He responded on twitter after the group released a poster claiming that “Nick Clegg forced same-sex marriage on Britain”. The Deputy Prime Minister tweeted: “Don’t think I’ve actually forced anyone into a same-sex marriage ...

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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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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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