Tuesday , 20 August 2019

Tag Archives: Stonewall

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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Scottish vigils planned after Orlando killings

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  Vigils are to be held in Glasgow and Edinburgh after fifty people were killed, and over fifty others injured, during the attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando. The killings represented the worst mass shooting in US history and, as LGBT people were clearly the target, must be seen as a hate crime as well as a terrorist act. There ...

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Charity says LGBT people face discrimination as they die

Marie Curie

  A leading UK charity has published a report, which claims nearly three-quarters (74%) of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people are not confident that health and social care services provide sensitive end of life care for their needs. The report suggests that LGBT people often experience delay in accessing the care they need and are more likely to have ...

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Belief Matters…Or Not? Is the Catholic Church entering a new era of openness?

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  It wasn’t that long ago the then leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, described homosexuality as “demonstrably harmful” and the then Pope, Benedict XVI, described it as “objectively disordered”. For those of us who are Catholics, those were dark days when we were being condemned and vilified, while clerical abuse of children was being swept ...

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Stonewall Scotland recognises LGBT friendly employers

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Last night a number of LGBT friendly employers in Scotland were recognised for their contribution to equality in the workplace by Stonewall Scotland at an event hosted by Lloyds Banking Group at their headquarters on the Mound, Edinburgh. For the second successive year, Lloyds Banking Group were named Employer of the Year. The event follows the recent announcement of Stonewall’s ...

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Belief Matters …. or Not? Surat-Shaan, Trans and Jewish!

Surat-Shaan Knan - Photo Credit AJAMU at Through a Queer Lens

Photo credit: AJAMU @Through a Queer Lens   This week, Liberal Judaism (LJ), highlighted one if its own amazing members, Surat-Shaan Knan who is Trans and Jewish, for having been chosen by Stonewall as their LGBT rôle model for LGBT History Month 2016. This year’s theme is “Religion, Belief & Philosophy” which will show how many LGBTQ people are also ...

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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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Stonewall: less than half of LGB staff comfortable being “out” at work

Stonewall Scotland

  Stonewall, the LGBT charity, held its Workplace Conference today at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. With over 200 delegates attending, this is the largest Stonewall conference held in Scotland to date. The conference has brought together senior leaders, HR and diversity professionals, LGBT staff and allies from a large cross-sector of organisations to share the latest innovative thinking. Keynote ...

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Stonewall Scotland promotes anti-bullying message

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    Stonewall Scotland, the LGBT equality charity, has released new research by YouGov today, showing that while offensive comments are frequently made about LGBT people very few people step in to challenge these slurs. The research has been published ahead of Anti-Bullying Week. The charity has been quick to emphasise the damage that even casual homophobia, biphobia and transphobia ...

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One in ten health professionals witness colleagues express belief in gay “cure”

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Research released today from Stonewall Scotland – the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality charity – reveals that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people are facing unhealthy attitudes from health and social care professionals. The YouGov research conducted for Stonewall, which surveyed 3,001 health and social care workers across Britain, found that an astonishing 9 per cent of health ...

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