Tag Archives: Scotland

Fighting Section 28 in Scotland

I arrived in Scotland from New Zealand in March 1997, and soon after woke up to headlines saying “No Tory Seats in Scotland”. So, I never had a lot of experience with living as a bisexual in Tory Britain. Then came the referendum and devolution – I stayed up all night to watch the results. My mother, a Scot, said […]

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MSPs to talk LGBT for the night

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The Scottish Parliament elections are coming up at the start of May and this Thursday sees an LGBT+ hustings in Edinburgh. The organisers say, “Scotland has come a long way for LGBT equality, but we must not be complacent. Whoever forms the next Scottish Government needs to do more to ensure that LGBT people all across Scotland are safe, respected […]

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BiFest Scotland announces its workshops

This year’s BiFest Scotland will be held on Saturday 24 October at the Norton Park Conference Centre, 57 Albion Rd, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY From 2pm – 6pm there will be a series of discussion workshops, followed from 7pm to 10pm by evening entertainment. The programme of workshops has now been announced and includes: * Speed Friending * Bisexuality and Ethnicity […]

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Bis fall short at Scottish LGBTI Awards

The results are in for the inaugural Scottish LGBTI Awards – with two bi community nominees going away empty handed. Ayrshire LGBTQ beat Edinburgh bisexual group Bi & Beyond to the title of Community Group of the year. And BiCon lost out to LGBT Unity Scotland for the Diversity Award, which recognises the people and initiatives which have sought to involve […]

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Scotland’s first same-sex marriages

The first day of same-sex weddings in Scotland saw 34 people get hitched today. On the stroke of midnight the first two ceremonies were conducted in Glasgow – Joe Schofield and Malcolm Brown in a humanist ceremony, and Susan and Gerrie Douglas-Scott in a civil ceremony. Members of the Scottish Parliament were in attendance at both weddings – First Minister Nicola […]

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