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.
30th May 2014
SNP LGBT group: We fully support 40% female boardroom quota policy 14
3:48 PM — Out for Independence says it fully supports First Minister Alex Salmond’s plan for a 40% female quota in boardrooms – in the wake of criticism by the group’s former chair.
Ex-chair of SNP LGBT group says female boardroom quota is a ‘f***ing stupid’ idea 79
11:55 AM — The former chair of the SNP's LGBT group has attacked Alex Salmond’s plan for a 40% female quota in boardrooms.
21st May 2014
Comment: A UKIP victory in Scotland poses a threat to LGBT rights 45
5:04 PM — Writing for PinkNews, Stewart McDonald, from the SNP's LGBT group, says a UKIP victory in Scotland runs counter to the country's progressive outlook on LGBT equality.
6th March 2014
MSP James Dornan: We must pressure Uganda to drop its anti-gay law during the Commonwealth Games 25
10:43 AM — MSP James Dornan says the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow represents a key moment where Scotland can urge Uganda to repeal its anti-homosexuality law.
3rd February 2014
Scotland: Same-sex marriages ‘could start by July’ 4
2:30 PM — Same-sex couples in Scotland maybe able to start marrying sooner than expected, ministers have said.
19th January 2014
UKIP chair accused of bigotry after saying Glasgow Council is for ‘gays, Catholics, communists’ 18
1:20 PM — Arthur Misty Thackeray, the acting chair of UKIP in Scotland, has come under fire recently after it emerged he had published a series of anti-gay and Islamophobic posts on Facebook, including comments that the Glasgow City Council stood for "gays, Catholics, communists."
16th January 2014
Comment: Removing the spousal veto will make Scotland’s equal marriage bill fairer
10:00 AM — Scottish National Party MSP Linda Fabiani writes for PinkNews.co.uk on why Scotland's same-sex marriage bill needs to remove the spousal veto
20th November 2013
Scotland prepares for historic parliamentary vote on equal marriage 4
11:23 AM — The Scottish Parliament will later hold a crucial debate and vote on Scotland’s equal marriage legislation.
12th November 2013
SNP minister Derek Mackay comes out as gay after separating from his wife 10
10:18 AM — Derek Mackay, a senior Scottish Government minister, has publicly come out as gay after separating from his wife.
11th November 2013
Exclusive: Scottish Tories claim SNP Govt slow to legalise equal marriage due to referendum 8
3:03 PM — Legalising equal marriage in Scotland has taken longer than in England because the SNP government has diverted all resources to its pro-independence campaign, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives has claimed.
3rd October 2013
MSP John Mason: We don’t force doctors to perform abortions, so why make registrars marry gays? 51
7:01 PM — MSP John Mason believes civil registrars should be able to opt out of marrying gay couples in Scotland – in the same way doctors of faith can refuse to perform abortions.
25th September 2013
MSP denies joking about HIV in ‘Scottish Virus’ tweet 31
11:09 AM — SNP MSP Christina McKelvie has denied making light of HIV after tweeting “I'm YES Positive! And I've got the Scottish Virus” in relation to a row about nationalism with Scottish Labour.
20th September 2013
Anti-gay wife-beating former MSP Bill Walker jailed for 12 months 16
12:17 PM — A former MSP who said gay relationships are not in “any way equal” to straight ones has been jailed for 12 months after being convicted of attacking three former wives and a step-daughter.
22nd August 2013
Politician who said gay relationships not in ‘any way equal’ to straight ones, guilty of abusing three wives 34
5:54 PM — An MSP who has in the past voiced strong opposition to gay rights, including comparing gay rights campaigners to Nazis, has been found guilty of domestic abuse over three decades.
15th August 2013
Church leaders in Scotland push for conscience clause in equal marriage legislation 29
1:16 PM — The Free Church of Scotland is calling on the Scottish Government to include a conscience clause to give greater protections to celebrants who are opposed to equal marriage.
13th August 2013
MSP Bill Kidd: Glasgow may have to end twinned status with Russian city unless homophobia is challenged 9
5:45 PM — MSP Bill Kidd says Glasgow City Council should be prepared to break cultural ties with its Russian twin city, Rostov on Don, because of homophobia sanctioned by Russia’s government.
8th August 2013
Exclusive: Alex Salmond says ‘It’s Time’ for equal marriage in Scotland because it’s the ‘right thing to do’ 3
10:59 AM — SNP leader and First Minister Alex Salmond says introducing equal marriage "is the right thing to do" and will be good for Scotland.
17th June 2013
Serbia: Right-wing group promises to spy on new LGBT centre 6
1:44 PM — Serbian capital Belgrade's first LGBT community centre has become the target of surveillance by nationalists, who claim they are out to protect the neighbourhood from "prostitution".
28th May 2013
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.