Tuesday , 15 October 2019

Tag Archives: Stonewall Scotland

Councils must record homophobic bullying, say Scottish Lib Dems

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  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 party leaders to take part in LGBTI Question Time

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Scotland’s five main political party leaders will take part in an LGBTI Election Question Time event this evening in Edinburgh.   The event will be hosted by Scottish LGBTI organisations Stonewall Scotland, The Equality Network, LGBT Youth Scotland and The Scottish Transgender Alliance.     The hustings will be chaired by Louise White, BBC Scotland presenter, and will include the party ...

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First Minister to discuss “gay rights” with Ghanaian President

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  First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will today raise issues surrounding rights for people in same-sex relationships with the President of Ghana during his visit to Holyrood. The Ghanaian leader, John Dramani Mahama, is observing First Minister’s Questions during his tour of Scotland, which will see him presented with an honorary degree from the University of Aberdeen. Ms Sturgeon has come ...

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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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Stonewall Scotland launches Equality Manifesto

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  Stonewall Scotand, the LGBT equality charity, yesterday published its equality manifesto ahead of thiis year’s elections for the Scottish Parliament. The charity will be campaigning on five key areas, hoping to urge political parties to adopt its positions. The “five pillars” on which Stonewall Scotland’s equality manifesto is based are a fit-for-purpose education system in which young LGBT people ...

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Scotland over the rainbow or the “enlightened” myth?

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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

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  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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Challenging bullying begins with acceptance: Andrew’s Story

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  Stonewall Scotland have launched a #NoBystanders campaign in response to National Anti-Bullying Week. The movement asks people to be more vocal against all forms of bullying, whether explicit, subtle or misguided, and move away from just simply letting things slide. This follows depressing statistics: 7,500 young people in the UK experience bullying per year on average, with nearly a ...

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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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