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Leading LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex) and women’s equality organisations in Scotland have today welcomed the launch of the Scottish Government’s consultation on improving the Gender Recognition Act 2004. 

The LGBTI organisations welcoming the proposals are Scottish Trans Alliance, Equality Network, LGBT Youth Scotland...

The Equality Network, the Scottish LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex) equality charity, has welcomed the publication of the Scottish Government’s Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Bill.

The bill provides a pardon for people who were convicted of the historical discriminatory “homosexual...

Scottish LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex) equality charity the Equality Network has today welcomed the announcement that the First Minister will make a statement of apology to people convicted in the past under Scotland’s historical discriminatory “homosexual...

60% of LGBTI people have experienced hate crime multiple times, and 20% have experienced it more than ten times

Scottish LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex) equality charity the Equality Network has today published the ...

In a Scottish first, professional football clubs in all four of the SPFL divisions have teamed up to better include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people by signing up to the Scottish LGBT Sports Charter.

It’s the first time in Scotland that so many clubs have made a commitment to better include LGBT people in the beautiful...

A major new project to increase reporting rates of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) hate crime in Scotland has been announced by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

The work will be delivered by the Equality Network...

The Scottish Government has just announced the date for the first same-sex marriage ceremonies in Scotland: 31 December 2014!

The first same-sex weddings will take place on Hogmanay, meaning that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Scotland will have all the more reason to celebrate, when we bring in the new...

Thank you to our Member the Equality Network for this news item.

Last night, in a free vote, MSPs approved the general principles of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill. The vote was 98 votes in favour of...

Tim Hopkins, CEO of The Equality Network, has kindly given us an update on where the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill is at:

The Scottish Parliament has now started taking oral evidence on the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill. The points we have been making about improvements needed to the bill (especially for...


 

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