LGBTQI organisations welcome Scottish Goverment’s Gender Recognition Reform Bill

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“The current process is difficult, stressful and expensive, and it reinforces harmful stereotypes about trans people: that who we are is a mental illness, and that our choices about our bodies are not our own to choose to share with others.” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION – ZACKARY DRUCKER When the [….]

Stonewall submits documents to the UN calling for an urgent review of the EHRC

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If acknowledged, the EHRC will lose participation rights at the UN and GANHRI meetings BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION/ZACHARY DRUCKER Supported by The Good Law Project, LGBTQI organisation Stonewall has submitted documents to both the United Nation and the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions calling for an urgent review [….]

What’s going on for LGBT+ History Month in Scotland?

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This years’ events are putting the spotlight on past and present LGBTQI rights around the globe BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY LGBT YOUTH SCOTLAND LGBT History Month Scotland, co-ordinated by LGBT Youth Scotland, supports organisations in hosting their own events for the month of February by creating an annual theme, sharing content to raise awareness [….]

Scotland’s leading LGBTQI organisations launch equality manifesto ahead of election in May

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“Scotland used to be a leader in LGBTI equality – it is not anymore” BY NADIA DAVIES A group of Scotland’s national LGBTI equality organisations have a manifesto for equality, ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections in May.  Stonewall Scotland, Equality Network, LGBT Youth Scotland and Scottish Trans Alliance, alongside partners LGBT Health and Wellbeing, [….]

These are the LGBTQI films you can’t miss at Glasgow Film Festival

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Glasgow Film Festival is back for its 16th annual celebration of cinema – and it’s pretty damn queer BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The full programme for the Glasgow Film Festival 2020 boasts nine world premieres during its 12 day run, from 26 February-8 March 2020.  Star guests such as Caitlin Moran, Emily Beecham and Celia Imrie [….]

NEWS: Is Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson about to quit?

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Tory sources say announcement is “imminent” BY DIVA STAFF. IMAGE WIKICOMMONS Ruth Davidson could be about to quit as leader of the Scottish Conservative party because of “irreconcilable differences with Boris Johnson over Brexit and the pressures of motherhood” according to reports by The Guardian newspaper today. Davidson, who has been Leader of the Scottish Conservative Party since 2011, [….]

Shining a light on older LGBTQI people’s hopes and concerns surrounding care

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Scotland’s Luminate Festival comes together with LGBT Health & Wellbeing to open up discussions on LGBTQI-inclusive care BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Collaborating with filmmaker Glenda Rome, as well as older members of the local LGBTQI community, Luminate Festival and LGBT Health & Wellbeing introduce, (drumroll please…) Return To The Closet? A short, community-led film exploring issues [….]