3rd September 2014
Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson condemns ‘lesbo’ tweets as ‘unacceptable’ 30
4:55 PM — The leader of the Conservative Party in Scotland Ruth Davidson, has responded to homophobic comments on social media during a debate on independence last night to say she hopes young people know they shouldn't accept hate.
Comment: Leaving the UK will make Scotland better for equality 14
4:04 PM — Joanna Cherry QC writes in response to criticism of the Yes LGBT's 'Rainbow Paper', which argues why becoming independent would be good for LGBT Scottish people.
Scotland: Equality lawyer criticises ‘flawed’ and ‘misleading’ pro-independence LGBT paper 65
1:10 PM — A Scottish equality lawyer has criticised the 'Rainbow Paper', which was released by Yes Scotland's LGBT wing, saying it is "misleading", and that the equality achievements of the UK Supreme Court cannot be downplayed.
2nd September 2014
Equality Network: How will Scottish independence impact on LGBT rights?
4:46 PM — Scotland’s Equality Network has called on the country’s main political parties to outline how the independence question could impact on LGBT rights.
Church of Scotland faces staffing crisis as ministers quit over gay clergy 19
12:20 PM — The Church of Scotland has lost a further two ministers in an ongoing row over gay clergy.
1st September 2014
Scottish independence ‘Yes’ LGBT campaign releases ‘Rainbow Paper’ for Scottish equality issues 2
3:17 PM — The LGBT wing of the 'Yes' campaign for Scottish independence has released a Rainbow Paper, which outlines measures to ensure equality for LGBT Scottish people.
29th August 2014
‘LGBT Yes’ campaign aims to enshrine equality in Scottish constitution 56
5:15 PM — The 'Yes LGBT' group for Scottish independence is set to hold an event outlining proposals to enshrine equality in a written constitution.
19th August 2014
David Cameron right to apologise for Section 28, says Scottish Tory leader 7
5:20 PM — Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson says it was wrong “pure and simple” for the Conservative Party to have supported Section 28.
7th August 2014
Tom Daley comes out against Scottish independence 83
1:08 PM — Gay celebrities Tom Daley and actors John Barrowman and Charlie Condou have signed a letter urging Scotland to reject independence.
5th August 2014
Scottish dentist sacked for failing to reveal HIV positive status 13
6:40 PM — A dentist living with HIV has been sacked after he failed to disclose his positive status to bosses.
30th July 2014
Zambian vice president dismisses same-sex marriage question: ‘We care more about education’ 19
11:45 AM — The vice president of Zambia has dismissed a question of same-sex marriage during a visit to his roots in Scotland during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
28th July 2014
Government launches ‘Scotland believes in equality’ campaign 22
3:21 PM — The Scottish Government has launched a new campaign to promote LGBT equality.
25th July 2014
Scottish government to fly Pride flag for Commonwealth Games 9
1:57 PM — The Scottish government is to fly a rainbow flag from its headquarters for the duration of the Commonwealth Games.
24th July 2014
Commonwealth Games organisers: Barrowman gay kiss was scripted to promote equality 11
1:20 PM — The organisers of the Commonwealth Games have revealed that John Barrowman's surprise gay kiss in last night's opening ceremony was planned well in advance.
CEO of Pride Glasgow backs Scottish independence 70
1:04 PM — The Chief Executive of Pride Glasgow has announced his support for the independence campaign in Scotland.
Watch: Scottish independence dilemma re-imagined as gay romantic comedy 5
11:55 AM — A new web series is re-imagining the Scottish independence dilemma as a gay romantic comedy.
23rd July 2014
Newly out legendary swimmer Ian Thorpe carries Commonwealth flag at opening ceremony 3
11:22 PM — Newly out swimming legend Ian Thorpe was featured in this evening's Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Glasgow.
Commonwealth Games opening ceremony celebrates equality with John Barrowman gay kiss 85
10:08 PM — The opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games this evening featured a kiss between actor John Barrowman and a male dancer, in celebration of equality in Scotland.
16th July 2014
Catholic Church defends buying bungalow for Cardinal Keith O’Brien 31
6:05 PM — A Scottish cardinal who admitted to "inappropriate behaviour" with male priests is living out retirement in a bungalow paid for by the Catholic Church.
13th June 2014
UK: Homophobic hate crimes increase by 22% in Scotland 6
4:45 PM — Hate crimes based on sexual orientation have surged by 22% in the past year in Scotland.