Tuesday , 23 July 2019

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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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New transgender swimming club launched

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    A new transgender swimming club has been established in Glasgow. The new club – named the Seahorses – has come about as a result of some collaborative work between LEAP Sports Scotland and community activists. LEAP Sports Scotland undertook a consultation last year in partnership with Glasgow Life, which sought to establish whether there was a need for ...

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Soldier denies assaulting transgender woman

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  A senior member of the armed forces has denied sexually assaulting a transgender woman in a Glasgow pub. Acting Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Hughes, who is 38, denied the charge against him at Glasgow Sheriff Court. The court heard that Hughes had visited the Ubiquitous Chip in the city’s Ashton Lane on November 14, 2014, where he met a woman ...

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No Hiding Place

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As The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) issued a report suggesting that Scotland – despite great improvements – needs to do more to make us a fairer society, a young transwoman living in the north of the country is preparing to move to Brighton on England’s sun drenched south coast, and she has shared her experience of her home ...

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Greece Recognises Same-Sex Partnerships

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  Greece has become the 26th country to recognise same-sex partnerships, after an overwhelming majority of 194 to 55 in the Hellenic Parliament supported a new bill. Following a manifesto pledge from ruling party Syriza, the bill was published in June this year, followed by a revised bill in November. Registered partnerships for heterosexuals were introduced in 2009, and this ...

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Slovenia says NO to same sex marriage

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  Slovenia has rejected a move to legislate same sex marriage in a public referendum that was held on Sunday. Almost two thirds of voters have rejected in the referendum same sex marriage as well as the right to adopt children. However, only 36.2% of the electorate turned out to vote, which, activists say, has probably affected the outcome. Referring to the low ...

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Lib Dem leader: Tories “trail” on transgender rights

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  Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has hit out at the Conservatives’ record on transgender rights, claiming that they are “trailing behind” and not responding to public opinion. Mr Farron, writing for the Huffington Post earlier this week, insisted that he hoped evidence of shifting attitudes towards transgender rights would “pave the way for change” from a government that, to ...

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What should the campaign for Scottish trans-equality look like?

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  It’s a serious question. In an ideal world there would be a populist mass-movement pressing for positive change as there was for same-marriage, but that isn’t going to happen for trans-equality because there simply aren’t that many of us. With the Scottish Government signalling that it is potentially going to tackle the issue of legislative trans-equality in the next ...

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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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