18th June 2013
Labour MSP Elaine Smith: ‘I’m against equal marriage but don’t call me homophobic’ 66
12:21 PM — Labour MSP Elaine Smith claims she has been subjected to personal attacks after declaring she will vote against Scotland’s same-sex marriage bill.
13th June 2013
Scottish trans woman ‘forced’ to leave town after she was branded a ‘witch’ 32
6:30 PM — A trans woman from the Scottish town of Johnstone has spoken of the torment she faced after being ridiculed for her appearance to the point that she felt "forced" to leave the town.
5th June 2013
Scottish Government pledges action against homophobia in sport
3:44 PM — The Scottish Government has pledged to tackle homophobia in sport by creating a charter for LGBT people, in order to help address the issue.
30th May 2013
Scotland: Highland congregations threaten to leave Church of Scotland over gay ministers 12
5:06 PM — Two congregations in the Scottish Outer Hebrides have threatened to leave the Church of Scotland over the ordination of gay ministers.
29th May 2013
Scotland: Man convicted of assault at gay former council chief’s flat 1
1:13 PM — A man has been convicted of punching another man during an assault at gay former senior councillor Steven Purcell’s home in Glasgow.
28th May 2013
Scottish equal marriage bill to arrive in Parliament next month 8
4:57 PM — Scotland’s same-sex marriage bill will be introduced in the country’s Parliament next month, the Scottish Government has announced.
Scottish Lib Dem leader writes equal marriage letter to SNP’s Nicola Sturgeon 5
1:29 PM — Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has written to the SNP Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to urge her to press ahead with plans for equal marriage in Scotland.
23rd May 2013
UK: Ugandan rapist who claimed he was at risk of homophobic persecution deported 13
7:06 PM — A Ugandan rapist, who was jailed after admitting on Facebook that he attacked a woman, has been deported after immigration officials dismissed claims he would face persecution because he stated he was gay.
22nd May 2013
Scottish Lib Dem leader urges Scotland to follow England’s lead on equal marriage 10
4:44 PM — Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has urged the Scottish Government to press ahead with plans to introduce equal marriage in light of last night’s vote at Westminster.
20th May 2013
Church of Scotland votes to allow ordaining ministers in same-sex relationships 13
6:57 PM — The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has passed a motion to allow the ordination and appointment of ministers in same-sex relationships.
17th May 2013
Scotland: Trans woman threatened with ban from shopping centre for using ladies’ toilets 38
5:35 PM — A transgender woman has claimed she was threatened with being banned from a shopping centre, after someone complained about her using the ladies' toilets.
15th May 2013
Vatican says Cardinal Keith O’Brien to leave Scotland for ‘spiritual renewal, prayer and penance’ 23
3:01 PM — Cardinal Keith O'Brien is to leave Scotland for several months after admitting improper sexual conduct, the Vatican has announced.
14th May 2013
Scotland: Teacher tells student ‘it’s ok to be gay’ and drunkenly climbs into bed with pupil 35
10:31 AM — A male teacher who admitted asking a pupil if he was "camp" and then advising him that it was "ok to be gay these days" has been struck off for indecent conduct.
11th May 2013
Scottish Trades Union Congress debating homophobia in the workplace
6:08 PM — For the second year, an annual gathering of Scottish trade unions will include a committee to discuss LGBT rights in the workplace.
5th May 2013
UKIP Scotland spokesman under fire for saying ‘selfish’ gays want to ‘destroy our society’ 60
4:43 AM — The new energy spokesman for the UK Independence Party (UKIP) in Scotland, has come under heavy criticism for saying that "selfish" gay people are "deeply hostile" to straight people, and that they are trying to "destroy our society".
4th May 2013
Cardinal Keith O’Brien says he couldn’t follow Church’s teachings on homosexuality as he prepares for exile 77
1:49 PM — The former leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland, Cardinal Keith O'Brien has admitted that he failed to follow God's teachings after facing accusations of inappropriate sexual conduct with fellow clergymen. A Scottish newspaper has claimed that the Cardinal has been asked by Rome to leave the UK.
1st May 2013
Scottish Conservatives ex-deputy leader: ‘Scotland’s equal marriage bill must safeguard religious liberties’ 22
2:34 PM — The former deputy leader of the Scottish Conservatives says “it is essential that appropriate safeguards are put in place” to protect religious liberties as part of equal marriage reform in Scotland.
17th April 2013
Liturgy for same-sex blessings published by Church of Scotland 5
3:26 PM — For the first time in its 450-year history, the Church of Scotland has published a liturgy – a formal ritual – for the blessing of those in civil partnerships.
9th April 2013
Scotland: Equality Network writes to chief public prosecutor after trans man sentenced over sex ‘by fraud’ 2
2:56 PM — An LGBT rights group has written to Scotland’s chief public prosecutor over the decision to prosecute a trans man on the charge of “obtaining sexual intimacy by fraud”
1st April 2013
Poll: Catholics less likely to attend church following Cardinal O’Brien scandal 27
5:41 PM — A fifth of Catholics say they are less likely to attend church following the resignation of Cardinal Keith O'Brien, who quit following a string of sexual misconduct allegations.