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  • 19th October 2010

    Most Scottish people support gay marriage 15

    Many gay campaigners say civil partnerships are not good enough

    5:00 PM — The majority of Scottish people are in favour of allowing gay couples to marry, a poll suggests. According to an Angus Reid poll conducted for the Green Party, 58 per cent of respondents said they were in favour of full marriage equality.

  • 13th August 2010

    Glasgow gay and lesbian centre: eviction begins 3

    Ruth Black faces questions over the Castro Centre's finances

    12:31 PM — A gay and lesbian centre in Glasgow run on public money is to be finally evicted from its premises after a series of financial irregularities has come to light.

  • 28th June 2010

    Updated: Appointment of anti-gay bishop at top Scots university sparks calls for funding boycott 14

    The Bishop of Durham's appointment at Scotland's oldest university has caused controversy

    6:18 PM — Dr Tom Wright, the Bishop of Durham, who has spoke out against the appointment of gay clergy and same-sex unions, has been appointed to a top academic post at the School of Divinity at St Andrews University, Scotland's most distinguished and ancient academic institution.

  • 27th May 2010

    HIV cases on the rise in Scotland 6

    HIV infections continue to rise in Scotland

    4:12 PM — Figures published yesterday showed that over 90 Scots were diagnosed HIV positive since the beginning of this year. Between January and March 2010, 91 people were affected, bringing the overall Scottish diagnosis rate to 6,338.

  • 19th February 2010

    Jesus was gay, says Elton 57

    The star claimed Jesus was gay

    12:20 PM — Elton John has said that Jesus was a "super-intelligent" gay man In a magazine interview, in which he also discussed his former drug addiction, the singer spoke his mind about the son of God.

  • 11th February 2010

    Q&A: Homophobia and sexual harassment at work 4

    The law protects from discrimination in the workplace (Photo: Flickr user jyri)

    11:37 AM — Got a problem with homophobia or sexual harassment at work? Law firm Russell Jones & Walker answers three common questions about how the law protects you and what you can do.

  • 9th February 2010

    Pope admits priests ‘violated’ the rights of children 18

    The Pope been accused by many for not taking a strong enough stand against the abuse of children in the Church

    5:53 PM — Pope Benedict XVI has admitted in a speech that certain members of the church “violated rights” of children.

  • 5th February 2010

    Pope to include Scotland in UK visit 38

    Pope Benedict XVI will visit the UK in September

    6:39 PM — Pope Benedict XVI said today he would also be visiting Scotland when he comes to the UK later this year. He made the announcement to Scottish bishops visiting the Vatican.

  • 14th January 2010

    Scottish HIV charity could lose funding after review

    HIV Scotland was given a number of recommendations

    4:52 PM — HIV Scotland has been criticised in an external review for not being active enough, being too close to the government and "neglecting" the needs of some at-risk groups.

  • 13th January 2010

    Scottish MPs condemn arrest of gay Malawian men 1

    Scottish MPs condemned the arrests

    4:29 PM — More than 20 members of the Scottish parliament condemned the arrest of two gay men in Malawi who held a wedding ceremony. The motion was signed by members of all main parties and called for parliament to condemn the "illegal and homophobic arrests" of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga.

  • 12th January 2010

    Scottish parliament apologises to trans woman searched by male guard 25

    The trans woman was visiting Holyrood

    4:32 PM — The Scottish parliament has sent a letter of apology to a trans woman who was searched by a male guard on a visit. Female security guards refused to search her, believing she was a man.

  • 21st December 2009

    Happy fourth anniversary for civil partnerships 40

    Today is the fourth anniversary of civil partnerships

    10:35 AM — Today marks the fourth anniversary of civil partnerships in England and Wales. Although Scotland celebrated its first civil partnership on December 20th 2005 due to a misunderstanding over the date, today marks the fourth anniversary for gay couples in England and Wales.

  • 18th December 2009

    Convictions for homophobic hate crime increase 5

    The CPS figures showed convictions were increasing

    4:28 PM — Figures from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have shown a ten per cent rise in four years in the numbers of people being convicted for homophobic and transphobic hate crimes.

  • Man who killed gay council worker has sentence reduced 13

    Meehan's sentence was reduced by two years

    11:41 AM — A man who murdered a gay council officer has had his prison sentenced reduced by two years. David Meehan, who was 19 at the time, admitted murdering James Kerr, 51, in a public park and leaving him for dead while he and his accomplices went to a party.

  • 14th December 2009

    Straight teacher loses homophobic harassment claim 12

    James Campbell claimed the school had not dealt with his complaints

    4:18 PM — A straight Scottish teacher who tried to make a claim for homophobic harassment has lost his case. James Campbell, who worked at at Denny High School, claimed that the homophobic insults he received amount to sexual orientation discrimination, despite being straight.

  • 28th September 2009

    Equal adoption rights for Scottish gay couples begin today 4

    Gay couples will be able to adopt from today in Scotland

    10:33 AM — From today, gay and unmarried couples in Scotland will now have the same adoption rights as straight married couples. This brings Scotland into line with England and Wales.

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