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Catholic Church in Scotland supports tackling school-based homophobia

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  The Roman Catholic Church in Scotland has indicated its support for tackling homophobia in Scottish schools, as the debate surrounding LGBTI inclusive education progresses. A spokesperson for the Catholic Church in Scotland, speaking with the Sunday Herald in relation to the objectives of the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign to better equip teachers, stated: “The Church is working with the Catholic Head Teacher ...

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Religious leader calls for an end to homophobia in schools

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  A Scottish Episcopal priest has called for an end to homophobia in schools and has publicly endorsed the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign. The Very Reverend Kelvin Holdsworth, the provost of St Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow, has spoken of the need for fully inclusive education in Scotland’s schools. TIE has been campaigning for the Scottish Government to adopt ...

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Orlando victims remembered at Pride Edinburgh

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  Large crowds attended today’s Pride Edinburgh parade, which paid tribute to the victims of last month’s fatal attack on Orlando’s Pulse nightclub. Speeches were made prior to the parade setting off at the City Chambers in which the tragedy was remembered and calls made to “reject the politics of hate and division”. A minute’s silence was also held. The parade took ...

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Scottish Parliament to act on LGBTI equality following Orlando

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  Scottish political leaders have argued that the parliament must advance LGBTI equality, in the wake of shootings at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. During topical questions in the chamber yesterday, commitments to advancing LGBTI inclusion in education and tackling hate crime against LGBTI people were affirmed, after MSPs held a minute’s silence for the victims of the incident. Patrick Harvie, ...

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Thousands to march for LGBTI inclusive education at Pride Glasgow

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Thousands are set to march in support of inclusive education this summer, as Pride Glasgow announces a partnership with the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign today. Pride Glasgow has endorsed the TIE campaign, which has advocated for mandatory LGBTI-inclusive education in all Scottish schools and for governmental commitments to tackle high rates of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. The partnership ...

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Manifesto watch: Where do the Scottish Lib Dems stand on LGBTI issues?

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The Scottish Liberal Democrats launched their manifesto, Be The Best Again, last week. The party’s flagship policies, including the proposals for a “penny for education” and “putting democracy back into policing”, have sparked some online discussion in recent days. The manifesto was launched at an Edinburgh soft play centre, perhaps to emphasise the party’s ambitions to “revolutionise” education and nursery ...

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Belief Matters … Or Not? Why the gender binary idol is unworthy of worship

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  One of the main positives to emerge from the Scottish parliamentary election campaign so far has been a broad consensus from the main parties on issues of LGBT+ equality. This was highlighted last week at an LGBTI hustings in Edinburgh, hosted by Stonewall Scotland, the Equality Network and the Scottish Transgender Alliance. In some respects this was inevitable and ...

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Actress Emma Thompson endorses TIE campaign

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Actress Emma Thompson has called for an end to homophobia in Scottish schools and has endorsed the TIE (Time for Inclusive Education) campaign, which is calling on the next Scottish Government to tackle high rates of suicide and self harm amongst LGBT+ school pupils. In backing the campaign, Thompson said: “The time for homophobia is long gone. It’s over. Any ...

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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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SNP backs calls for inclusive education

Members of SNP Youth expressed support for TIE's aims (Photo: Jordan Daly)

  A motion “welcoming” the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign, which calls for LGBT+ inclusive education in all Scottish schools in order to tackle high rates of homophobic bullying, was passed unanimously at the SNP’s spring conference in Glasgow yesterday. Moved by SNP Youth and SNP Students, the motion “notes the concerning presence of homophobia and transphobia in Scotland’s ...

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