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Update: Scottish government retracts anti-trans regulations

Rachel Badham February 2, 2021

Scottish justice minister, Humza Yousaf, announced the country has decided to scrap a bill which would allow anti-trans hate speech as part of the proposed ‘Hate Crime and Public Order’.

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General News

Nicola Sturgeon condemns transphobia

Rachel Badham January 29, 2021

Nicola Sturgeon, the leader of the Scottish National Party, spoke out against transphobia amid accusations that the political group has become a ‘hub’ of anti-trans rhetoric.

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Business News

Equality organisations welcome Scottish Government draft bill to reform the Gender Recognition Act

Gscene Editorial Team December 17, 2019

Equality organisations welcome Scottish Government draft bill to reform the Gender Recognition Act

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In The South

Sturgeon makes full and unequivocal apology to gay men for historic convictions

Besi Besemar November 8, 2017

First Minister of Scotland, made a full and unequivocal statement to the Scottish Parliament yesterday, November 7, apologising to all gay men convicted for same-sex sexual activity that is now legal.

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In The South

Nicola Sturgeon to apologise for historic criminalisation of gay men in Scotland

Besi Besemar October 29, 2017

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, is to make a statement of apology to people convicted in the past under Scotland’s historical discriminatory “homosexual offences” laws. The apology will be made in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday November 7, to coincide with the publication of a bill to give a pardon for such convictions.

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LGBTQ+ News

First LGBTI awards mark ‘historic year’ for equality in Scotland

Gary Hart July 26, 2015

The first Scottish LGBTI Awards will take place at Glasgow’s iconic Grand Central Hotel on Thursday, September 10 2015, to mark what organisers are calling an ‘historic year’ for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights in Scotland.

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Arts

New guide to same-sex marriage in Scotland published

Besi Besemar December 18, 2014

A new guide to same-sex marriage and civil partnership in Scotland has been launched to highlight the start of Scotland’s equal marriage law. 10,000 copies of the guide have been published by the Equality Network, Scotland’s national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) equality charity, to explain to same-sex couples how they can register a marriage or civil partnership in Scotland, and to inform LGBTI people about their rights and responsibilities under the new law.

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