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HIV prevention drug should be offered in Scotland

PrEP

NHS Scotland must start funding HIV prevention drug, says HIV Scottish Charity, following a high court ruling in favour of funding in NHS England. A leading HIV/AIDS charity has won a high court battle over whether a preventative treatment for HIV that charities say that the drug, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a “game-changer” can legally be funded by NHS England. Following ...

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Three openly gay ministers in the New Scottish Government

New Scottish Cabinet

The new reshuffled Scottish government has three openly gay ministers, and overwhelming number of LGBTI equality supporters, both in Cabinet and ministerial posts. The new reshuffled Cabinet is made up, for the most part, of strong allies of LGBTI Equality and is also, for the first time in Holyrood’s history, a 50-50 gender split. Opinions within Scotland’s LGBTI community were ...

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Ministers say ‘Scotland believes in equality’

OneScotland Campaign add

MSPs from all parties gathered outside the Scottish Parliament today to support the launch of the next phase of a campaign to promote equality and celebrate diversity in Scotland. Following the successful launch of the onescotland.org website during Glasgow 2014, the next phase of the One Scotland campaign focuses on promoting equality for LGBTI and ethnic minority people. Cabinet Secretary ...

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Pride House Glasgow praised for impact on LGBTI rights

Pride House Glasgow

The first ever Pride House to feature at a Commonwealth Games has been has been praised for its impact on LGBTI rights, during its closing ceremony on Saturday night. After a fortnight of events, Pride House Glasgow celebrated its farewell featuring Scottish entertainers such as the singer Horse McDonald and the comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli. Pride House has welcomed over ...

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Scotland launches a campaign promoting LGBTI equality

OneScotland Campaign add

The Scottish government has launched a campaign – One Scotland – to promote LGBTI equality, with human rights advocates praising its scope and messages. Posters can be seen across Scotland’s cities promoting equality with a focus on LGBTI, gender, disability, race, religion/faith and age equality, with more specific posters on each topic coming up in the next few weeks. The ...

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Scotland backs LGBTI equality at the heart of the Commonwealth Games

Pride House Glasgow

The Scottish government is demonstrating its commitment for LGBTI equality and rights by funding Pride House, at the heart of Glasgow Commonwealth Games. In addition, during the duration of the Commonwealth Games, the rainbow flag will be flown from St Andrews House in Edinburgh. On Tuesday 22 July, Cabinet Secretary for Commonwealth Games Shona Robison officially opened Pride House. A ...

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