24 November 2008
Harvie promises to strengthen Scottish Greens as he takes leadership role
Patrick Harvie made history last week when he became the first openly bisexual person to lead a political party in the UK.
17 November 2008
Scottish government back TV and radio anti-bullying campaign
Scotland's Minister for Schools and Skills launched National Anti-Bullying Week today at an event in partnership with respectme, Scotland’s national anti-bullying service.
7 November 2008
Surprise win for Labour in Glenrothes by-election
In a result that shocked even themselves, the Labour party retained the constituency of Glenrothes in a by-election yesterday.
6 November 2008
Glenrothes by-election no longer make or break for Gordon Brown
Just a few weeks ago, in the carefree days before the banking sector found itself on the brink of collapse, the Glenrothes by-election was seen as "make or break" for the Prime Minister.
4 November 2008
Scottish blood service defends ban on gay donations
The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service has said that the rise in gay men becoming infected with the HIV virus meant the ban on blood donations from that group was justified.
31 October 2008
Analysis: Blood donor policy is discriminatory and contradictory
In April the Scottish Parliament asked for submissions from various groups about the ban on men who have sex with men from donating blood.
31 October 2008
Scottish Parliament to consider gay blood ban
Scotland's national LGBT campaigns group has submitted a detailed case to the Scottish Parliament calling for the removal of the ban on men who have sex with men from donating blood.
29 October 2008
Stonewall Scotland to investigate gay brain drain
A new research project aims to investigate the migration of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people from Scotland.
20 October 2008
Reports of homophobic hate crimes rise in Scotland
The number of gay, lesbian and bisexual people in Scotland coming forward to report homophobic attacks, abuse and vandalism has risen sharply.
7 October 2008
Rebellion against Gordon Brown declared over as credit crisis worsens
The Prime Minister was given a rousing reception at last night's meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party.
5 October 2008
Gay rights supporter Jack McConnell’s Malawi job postponed
Former First Minister of Scotland Jack McConnell has been appointed an envoy to countries recovering from conflict.
29 September 2008
Malawi’s gays hope new High Commissioner will help their cause
The Malawi Gay Rights Movement (Magrim), which was launched earlier this month as a public campaign group after six years underground, has sparked a political row.
18 September 2008
LGBT toolkit for Scotland’s schools to be unveiled
A group that works with gay, bisexual, lesbian and trans youth will preview their new resource for Scottish teachers next week.
10 September 2008
Cumming to America: Alan Cumming to become a US citizen
Scottish actor Alan Cumming has decided to take American citizenship, and said he hopes to vote for Barack Obama in November's Presidential election.
3 September 2008
Scots bishops call gay adoption “gravely wrong”
The leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland have attacked the government and told the faithful to get involved in politics.