Tuesday , 25 June 2019

Tag Archives: Stonewall Scotland

Michael Russell: an inclusive tolerant Scotland starts at school

Leeze Lawrence interviews Michael Russell

In an exclusive video-interview KaleidoScot reporter, Leeze Lawrence, interviews Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, on how the Scottish Government intends to tackle homophobia in school. The interview with Russell follows Colin MacFarlane’s, director of Stonewall Scotland, call for the Scottish government to take action and tackle LGBTI bullying in schools following a report that reveals how ...

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Growing up with school homophobia in Scotland

Bullying can traumatise youth, picture by Diego Grez

During my school life, from primary six to fourth year at secondary, I was constantly bullied for being gay. I would get called names such as “poof”, “faggot” and “queer”. I was punched, kicked and pushed. It was a very dark time and I would skip school by pretending to be sick. I first reported this when I was in ...

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LGBT Youth Scotland – solutions to tackle school homophobia

Mhairi McMillan, Policy Director of LGBT Youth Scotland discusses Stonewall Scotland’s research findings and offers solutions to tackle school homophobia. The research published by Stonewall Scotland on Monday further backs up the need for the important work being done to address homophobia and homophobic bullying in Scottish Schools. LGBT Youth Scotland’s current campaign, ‘Shh! Silence helps homophobia’ gives us all a ...

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Cross Scotland call to tackle school homophobia

Just 16% of teachers trained to tackle homophobic bullying in Scotland’s schools

Civic organisations and politicians across Scotland have called for a concerted action to tackle homophobic bullying in school following a report published by Stonewall Scotland. A new YouGov polling released on Monday by Stonewall Scotland shows that teachers are still failing to tackle homophobic bullying in Scotland’s schools. The Teachers’ Report 2014 reveals that nine in ten primary school staff ...

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Report – Scotland’s schools fail to tackle homophobic bullying

Just 16% of teachers trained to tackle homophobic bullying in Scotland’s schools

A new YouGov polling released on Monday by Stonewall Scotland shows that teachers are still failing to tackle homophobic bullying in Scotland’s schools. The Teachers’ Report 2014 reveals that nine in ten primary school staff (89 per cent) and more than four in five secondary school staff (83 per cent) have not received any specific training on now to tackle homophobic bullying. ...

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David Coburn: gay marriage supporters are “equality Nazis”

David Coburn

Equal marriage supporters have been branded “equality Nazis”, by David Coburn, Scotland’s UKIP Member of the European Parliament (MEP), in an interview with the Huffington Post, UK on Thursday. He said LGBTI equality supporters successfully campaigned for marriage equality that only matters to “some queen who wants to dress up in a bridal frock and dance up the aisle to ...

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Stonewall study shows hate crime still prevalent in Scotland

Stonewall Scotland research on hate crime

Dan Aldridge, Policy Manager at Stonewall Scotland, tells KaleidoScot how hate crime is still a problem in Scotland and what Stonewall Scotland, in partnership with other organisations, are doing to combat it. In Scotland we often pride ourselves as being a nation built on the principles of tolerance and fairness. Unfortunately Stonewall Scotland research highlights that the lived experience of ...

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Scottish football club boss backs LGBTI inclusivity

Annan Football Club proudly wears Rainbow Laces

Annan Athletic Football Club Chairman, Henry McClelland, has confirmed his support for greater inclusivity within Scottish football. Not only is he and the club backing Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign, they are taking concrete steps to promote and educate towards diversity. Speaking to KaleidoScot the coach kicked off by explaining why Annan Athletic were supporting Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign. “The message ...

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Airdrieonians FC support Rainbow Laces campaign

Airdrieonians

Scottish League One club Airdrieonians have confirmed their support for Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign. In spite of media reports suggesting that there was little interest in Scottish football for wearing the laces last year, Airdrieonians players were not only involved but ran a supportive piece in the matchday programme. Additional coloured laces were also obtained for their under-20s team, members ...

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Aberdeenshire joins Stonewall’s Straight Ally programme

Aberdeenshire Council

Aberdeenshire Council has announced its participation in the Straight Ally programme run by equalities charity Stonewall Scotland, on Thursday. The Straight Ally programme aims to promote full equality in the workplace and appoints “Straight Allies’ within organisations as to create a culture where this can happen. As part of the programme, which focuses on supporting LGBTI people in the workplace, ...

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