8th January 2013
Billy Connolly: ‘It’s astonishing I’m not gay’ 21
10:22 AM — Actor and comedian Billy Connolly has joked that he surprised that he is not gay because “the women in my life are nightmares”.
7th January 2013
Former Archbishop of Glasgow: Same-sex marriage is ‘morally defective’ 59
4:33 PM — The Catholic Archbishop of Glasgow Mario Conti has described same-sex marriage as "morally defective" and has urged the Scottish Government not to equate "homosexual unions with heterosexual marriage."
24th December 2012
Scotland: LGBT counselling service to shut on New Years Day 5
4:46 PM — Scotland’s only dedicated LGBT telephone counselling service is to close after 35 years as a result of funding cuts.
13th December 2012
MSP blasts anti-same sex marriage opponent who warns of polygamy 14
3:55 PM — A claim that same-sex marriage in Scotland could lead to "sexual chaos" has been branded offensive by independent MSP John Finnie.
12th December 2012
Scotland refuses to ban ‘any church’ from providing same-sex marriages 23
11:21 AM — All religious institutions – including the Church of Scotland – will be free to decide for themselves if they would like to provide marriages for gay couples, under plans announced today.
Scotland: Charity regulator called in to settle gay clergy row 6
2:34 AM — The charity regulator has been called in to settle a divide between a Kirk, and the Church of Scotland, arising from the issue of allowing gay clergy to serve.
6th December 2012
Scotland: Teenage killer of gay barman Stuart Walker jailed for 12 years 24
12:36 PM — A teenager who admitted killing Stuart Walker after the gay barman tried to comfort him over his confused sexuality has been jailed for 12 years.
28th November 2012
Scottish charity launches largest ever LGBT consultation
8:15 PM — The Equality Network has launched a major consultation on the future priorities for LGBT people in Scotland.
23rd November 2012
Scottish footballer who called bar staff ‘poofs’ fined £800 14
7:24 PM — A Scottish footballer charged with making homophobic threats to staff at a nightclub in Edinburgh has been fined £800.
18th November 2012
Scotland: First minister’s vicar speaks out against Alex Salmond’s plans to let gays marry 23
11:38 AM — Alex Salmond’s local vicar has spoken out against the first minister’s plans to make gay marriage legal in Scotland.
8th November 2012
Scotland: Teen pleads guilty to killing gay barman 18
7:46 PM — A teenager has admitted to the killing of gay barman Stuart Walker.
7th November 2012
Scotland: Court dismisses ‘gay painter’ insult 23
4:07 AM — A Scottish painter in Fife has lost a defamation claim against a former friend who called him a "gay painter".
2nd November 2012
Alex Salmond: Stonewall wrong to call Cardinal O’Brien a ‘bigot’ 205
3:04 PM — Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has waded into the row over Stonewall’s Bigot of the Year title after the gay rights charity awarded it to the leader of Scotland’s Catholic Church.
25th October 2012
Scotland: Man attacks barman in row over gay porn 18
3:07 PM — A man accused of hitting a gay barman over the head with a bottle in an alleged row about gay pornography has avoided jail.
10th October 2012
Scotland: Footballer’s homophobic assault trial begins
12:30 PM — A Scottish footballer “disguised” himself to get into a nightclub and then hurled homophobic abuse at workers who threw him out, a court has heard.
9th October 2012
PC Fiona Bone laid to rest in Scotland
7:16 PM — Fiona Bone, the police officer who was murdered in Manchester, has been laid to rest in Moray in north east Scotland.
21st September 2012
Scotland: Teenager apologies to TV weatherman for anti-gay abuse 15
8:24 PM — A 16-year-old boy has issued a public apology to a Scottish weather forecaster Sean Batty for posting homophobic remarks on his official Twitter account.
UK: Cardinal Keith O’Brien nominated for ‘bigot’ of the year, by Stonewall 32
8:03 PM — Stonewall, Britain’s largest gay rights charity, has nominated the UK’s most senior catholic, Cardinal Keith O’ Brien for the title of Bigot of the Year as part of its annual awards ceremony.
6th September 2012
Christian anti-equal marriage MSP cautiously welcomes assurances from Scottish government 28
4:09 PM — Although opposed to “people of the same sex having a sexual relationship,” Mr Mason welcomed Mr Salmond’s assurances that all MSPs would be given a free vote on the matter.
4th September 2012
Salmond: Equal marriage debate is ‘good’ for Scotland 20
6:09 PM — A bill to legalise marriage for same-sex couples has been formally included in today’s legislative agenda for the new term of the Scottish parliament.