Autumn Festivals: Glasgay! Homotopia, Shout and Wise Thoughts

Glasgay! – Glasgow A vibrant festival of gay theatre, comedy, music, film, art, exhibitions, dance and clubbing – held in venue throughout the city of Glasgow in Scotland and organised by GALA Scotland Ltd. GlasGay! now stretches for 30 days, and is said to be the UK’s largest LGBT cultural festival. Find Out More Homotopia […]

The Scottish Episcopal Church has voted in favour of same-sex weddings

The Scottish Episcopal Church has become the first mainstream branch of Christianity in the UK to allow same-sex weddings. In a vote on June the 8th at its General Synod, all three houses of the meeting – the bishops, clergy and laity – came out in favour. The decision was overwhelming, with at least two-thirds of […]

Half of teachers ‘didn’t read’ government guidance on LGBT-inclusive education

(from Pink News) A report from the Time for Inclusive Education campaign has exposed the devastating impact of homophobic bullying. As pressure mounts for LGBT issues to be taught in all Scottish schools. the TIE campaign this week launched a report highlighting high rates of bullying, attempted suicide, self-harm and mental health issues among LGBT young people.   Of […]

Culture of Classroom Silence over Homophobia in Scottish Schools

MOST Scottish teachers have never used or even heard of government material designed to tackle homophobia in schools. A survey by the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign of almost 500 teachers found that the majority of them didn’t know about, or had not used, the Scottish Government’s latest Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood (RHSP) […]

Sheila McWattie

TRIBUTES have been paid to a campaigner, journalist and co-founder of the Free Pride festival who has died suddenly, aged 56. Sheila McWattie, of York Road, Hove, was a fundraiser for the Brighton’s Women’s Centre, Cancer Research and various causes related to Pride. One of the organisers of the Women’s Performance Tent at the festival, […]

Scottish Same-sex Couples Can 'Upgrade' from Today

From the 16th of December couples in civil partnerships can apply to change them to marriages. This follows the change made in England and Wales on December the 10th of this year. These are the remaining provisions of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act. Same sex marriages became legal in England and Wales in March […]

Scotland prepares for historic parliamentary vote on equal marriage

Scotland prepares for historic parliamentary vote on equal marriage – The Scottish Parliament will hold a crucial debate and vote on Scotland’s equal marriage legislation today. The Stage One vote on the country’s same-sex marriage bill is in many respects the most important vote because it will reveal for the first time whether a majority of MSPs supporting introducing equal marriage, or whether they will reject the bill.

Scotland: National LGBT Youth Awards 2013 Winners!

LGBT Youth Scotland celebrated the achievement of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people at Awards as part of their annual National Gathering event. 120 young people attended the ceremony with Awards being presented to young people, youth groups and organisations committed to improving services for LGBT young people.

Abuse Inquiries Could Still have Gone ahead, Says Catholic Insider

The Catholic Church in Scotland remains in turmoil after claims that investigations into allegations of child abuse could have gone ahead in spite of Cardinal O’Brien’s veto. The decision by O’Brien to block the investigation into abuse at two Catholic boarding schools over three decades has been reported heavily in the press over the past […]