6th September 2014
JK Rowling hits back at homophobic Harry Potter jibe 22
2:50 PM — JK Rowling has hit back at a Harry Potter fan who is still upset that Albus Dumbledore is gay.
5th September 2014
Gay UKIP MEP compares Alex Salmond to Robert Mugabe, claims SNP is ‘fascist’ 23
6:11 PM — Gay UKIP MEP David Coburn has claimed that the Scottish National Party's electoral tactics are "fascist", and compared Alex Salmond to Robert Mugabe.
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.
Glastonbury celebrates first same-sex marriage 4
12:15 PM — The town of Glastonbury is celebrating its first same-sex marriage as David and Colin Kreps tied the knot on August 27.
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.
Alan Cumming: The campaign for Scottish independence is just like the battle for LGBT equality 38
2:38 PM — Hollywood actor Alan Cumming has spoken in favour of Scottish independence, saying the 'Yes' campaign's fight is similar to the battle for LGBT equality.
Wind farm boss apologises after saying Stephen Gately ‘had it coming’ 38
11:23 AM — A renewable energy company boss has been forced to apologise after posting a series of homophobic comments on social media.
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.
24th August 2014
Boxer Alex Arthur: I won’t say Kellie Maloney, he’s still just Frank to me 25
12:25 PM — Boxer champion Alex Arthur has said that he won't refer to his transgender former manager Kellie Maloney by her new name or gender.
22nd August 2014
SNP accepts £1m donation from Section 28 backer Brian Souter 19
5:40 PM — The Scottish Nationalist Party has accepted a £1 million donation from Stagecoach boss Sir Brian Souter, who funded a campaign to keep Section 28.
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.
13th August 2014
Edinburgh couple forced to leave home following months of homophobic abuse 29
4:33 PM — A gay couple from Edinburgh have spoken of feeling like they had no option but to leave their home of years following months of homophobic abuse.
12th August 2014
Game of Thrones author: I won’t include gay characters in novels ‘for the sake of it’ 24
12:05 PM — George RR Martin has addressed the lack of gay characters in his Game of Thrones book series.
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.
4th August 2014
Glasgow Commonwealth Games hailed as ‘new benchmark’ for inclusivity 5
12:59 PM — The Glasgow Commonwealth Games have been praised for commitment to LGBT equality.