Friday , 22 February 2019

Tag Archives: Scottish Parliament

Manifesto Watch: Where does Scottish Labour stand on LGBTI issues?

Kezia-Dugdale

Like most other parties competing in the Scottish parliament elections, the Scottish Labour Party is keen to highlight its support for LGBTI equality. Its leader, Kezia Dugdale, recently came out and earlier this week told Pink News she is “quite clearly gay” (also reported in yesterday’s Herald).  Labour’s manifesto has a specific section on LGBTI rights, rather than integrating them ...

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Jackie Kay appointed new Scots Makar

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  Jackie Kay has been appointed the new Makar (Scotland’s national poet) to replace the previous incumbent Liz Lochhead. The word Makar originally referred to the royal or court bard, and was at its height in the 15th and early 16th centuries. Among the poets who held the post at that time were William Dunbar, David Lyndsay and Alexander Scott. ...

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TIE petition closed by parliamentary committee

TIE Campaign

  The TIE (Time for Inclusive Education) petition calling for mandatory LGBTI inclusive education was considered closed today by the Public Petitions Committee. Campaigners Jordan Daly, Liam Stevenson and John-Naples Campbell attended a parliamentary hearing in October 2015, where the trio presented a case which outlined a need for improved teacher training in relation to LGBTI issues and for a ...

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Campaign launched for LGBTI education in all Scottish schools

TIE Campaign

A new campaign for LGBTI education as a statutory right in the curriculum of Scottish schools has been launched to tackle homophobic attitudes among young people and to increase the confidence of the LGBTI community. Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) is asking members of the public to sign a Scottish Parliament public petition to convince politicians to support the proposal ...

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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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First Minister shares special message for same-sex couples

Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland’s First Minister has issued a special message on the eve of the first same-sex ceremonies to be held in Scotland. Nicola Sturgeon, speaking in a video produced for the Equality Network, expressed her personal congratulations to same-sex couples who are due to tie the knot shortly after midnight. The First Minister also commented on the momentous legislation that has ...

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