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Tag Archives: Stonewall Scotland

West Lothian to stage first-ever pride march

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The West Lothian region is hosting its first-ever gay pride march this Friday, July 31. Over 800 people are expected to attend the event that will start at 12pm at the Howden Park Centre and will finish outside the West Lothian Civic Centre. The march has been organised by West Lothian Council’s Community Youth Services in conjunction to the LGBT Youth Scotland’s local group ...

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TIE Campaign: the time for serious educational reform is now

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In 2012, Stonewall Scotland uncovered some disturbing statistics relating to the experiences of LGBTI+ youth in Scottish schools. Based on responses, they found that 54% of LGBTI+ pupils in Scotland who have experienced homophobic bullying are regularly self harming – and, further, 26% (1 in 4) have attempted suicide. Of course, we’ll never find out how many kids have taken their own lives on grounds ...

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Stonewall Scotland among the Scottish Charity Awards finalists

Stonewall Scotland received the honour of being shortlisted among the finalists for the 2015 Scottish Charity Awards. Thirty one individuals and organisations have made it to the finalists from across Scotland and are competing for seven awards with the winners set to be announced at a ceremony on 4 June. Stonewall Scotland being the only Scottish LGBT charity to make ...

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More than half of homophobic attacks in South Lanarkshire recorded in Rutherglen and Cambuslang

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Figures from Police Scotland shows that the towns of Rutherglen and Cambuslang, in South Lanarkshire, are responsible for over half of the homophobic attacks registered in the region. Local newspaper the Reformer found, through a Freedom of Information request, that out of the 127 crimes recorded as “sexual orientation/transgender” committed across the region, 69 happened in these two towns. The numbers ...

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Stonewall Scotland’s top Scottish employers named

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Equality charity Stonewall Scotland has recognised employers who actively encourage equality in the workplace at an event hosted by Lloyds Banking Group on Tuesday night in Edinburgh. Lloyds Banking group received the award for Employer of the Year and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service were awarded Network Group of the Year. Police Scotland picked up a Special Recognition ...

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Gay couple told: “we can’t allow people like you here”

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A Scottish same-sex couple have spoken of how a wedding venue refused to host their marriage ceremony – simply because they are gay. Speaking to the Daily Record, Stephen and John Devaney explained that Susan Cottam – who owns the popular Loch Lomond Waterfront – told them that “we can’t allow people like you here” Stephen and John believe that ...

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Ayrshire couple have dream wedding

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A couple from Ayrshire delighted after not only having a dream wedding, but also making history as part of the first same-sex couple to marry in Ayrshire. Kayley Mackenzie, from Irvine, married Kirsten Snaddon, from Ayr, in the Ayrshire’s first gay marriage on Thursday 29th January. The wedding was conducted at Ayr Registry Office and attended by the couple’s family ...

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First Scottish gay couple becomes married

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The first Scottish gay couple have become legally married after the country’s historic equal marriage legislation came into effect at midnight today. Douglas Pretsell and Peter Gloster, converted their Scottish civil partnership to a Scottish marriage at the British Consulate in Melbourne, Australia, as soon as the law came into effect at one minute past midnight UK time (11.01am Australian Eastern ...

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Jim Murphy: “We can’t rest until there is full equality”

KaleidoScot has invited the five candidates for Scottish Labour’s leadership and deputy leadership to share their respective visions for advancing LGBTI rights in Scotland, in our final interview with speak with Jim Murphy MP, who is vying for the leadership of the party. KaledioScot: What would you do to tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in school? Jim: Stonewall Scotland has ...

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Why Shane Ritchie’s “gay joke” is no laughing matter

According to reports the Eastenders actor Shane Ritchie used the phrase ‘Hurry up! Last person in is a gay!’ When entering a lift behind the scenes at the BBC’s Children in Need appeal on Friday Night. Members of the reunited pop group S Club Seven were with him and rightly took offence at his ‘joke’ and refused to appear in ...

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