20th January 2009
MSPs hear objections to new homophobic hate crimes proposal 2
3:11 PM — The Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee has heard evidence on proposed legislation that allows Scotland's courts to impose tougher sentences for homophobic hate crimes.
16th January 2009
Black gay activist among new Stonewall trustees 5
1:31 PM — Gay equality organisation Stonewall has announced the appointment of four new trustees. Rob Berkeley, Founding Chair of the Black Gay Men’s Advisory Group, will join the board.
13th January 2009
Same-sex marriage supporters to petition Scottish Parliament 9
1:54 PM — A group of gay rights advocates has launched a petition to the Scottish Parliament calling for a change in the law to allow two people of the same sex to get married.
12th January 2009
Gay appointment at Aberdeen church may face opposition 6
4:46 PM — An openly gay minister has been appointed to a Church of Scotland congregation, but sources suggest an appeal to block the move is imminent.
9th January 2009
Gay hate preacher complains about “no God” adverts 28
3:28 PM — The British Humanist Association has dismissed claims from a fundamentalist Christian preacher that a new ad campaign breaks industry codes of practice.
24th December 2008
Mother admits abusing 16-year-old son for being gay 9
1:21 PM — A woman in Scotland has admitted in court that she sent homophobic text messages and shouted abuse at her own child because he is gay.
22nd December 2008
Greens leader claims Scottish Parliament has closeted MSPs 3
3:12 PM — The co-convenor of the Scottish Green Party has said that several members of the Scottish Parliament are gay but afraid to publicly declare their sexual orientation.
4th December 2008
Catholic adoption agency tells Cardinal that Jesus taught love without prejudice 10
3:55 PM — The leader of Scotland's Roman Catholics has resigned as chairman of an adoption agency because it plans to comply with the law.
3rd December 2008
Video: Queen’s Speech outlines legislative plans for 2009
3:56 PM — The stability of the British economy was highlighted as a key area for government action in today's Queen's Speech.
2nd December 2008
THT rejects Tatchell criticism and reveals work with blood service 8
5:11 PM — A leading sexual health charity has said it is working with the National Blood Service on the current ban on men who have had sex with men donating blood.
Time runs out for Catholic adoption agencies over gay couples 1
4:42 PM — The Charity Commission has told two Roman Catholic-run adoption agencies they cannot change the purpose for which they were created in order to avoid dealing with homosexual couples.
24th November 2008
Harvie promises to strengthen Scottish Greens as he takes leadership role 2
2:46 PM — Patrick Harvie made history last week when he became the first openly bisexual person to lead a political party in the UK.
17th November 2008
Scottish government back TV and radio anti-bullying campaign
11:21 AM — 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.
7th November 2008
Surprise win for Labour in Glenrothes by-election
2:14 PM — In a result that shocked even themselves, the Labour party retained the constituency of Glenrothes in a by-election yesterday.
6th November 2008
Glenrothes by-election no longer make or break for Gordon Brown 7
3:52 PM — 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.
4th November 2008
Scottish blood service defends ban on gay donations 4
3:11 PM — 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.
31st October 2008
Analysis: Blood donor policy is discriminatory and contradictory 2
2:20 PM — In April the Scottish Parliament asked for submissions from various groups about the ban on men who have sex with men from donating blood.
Scottish Parliament to consider gay blood ban 1
2:04 PM — 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.
29th October 2008
Stonewall Scotland to investigate gay brain drain 6
3:50 PM — A new research project aims to investigate the migration of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people from Scotland.
20th October 2008
Reports of homophobic hate crimes rise in Scotland 3
1:18 PM — The number of gay, lesbian and bisexual people in Scotland coming forward to report homophobic attacks, abuse and vandalism has risen sharply.