This week is Transgender Awareness Week! Running from 13-19 Nov 2020, this week aims to raise awareness of the issues faced by trans people across the world and encourage people to stand up and help address these issues and barriers. Allies can do this by taking action, educating communities and sharing stories and experiences of … Continue reading Equality News Update: Trans Awareness Week 2020
Next month, Police Scotland will be hosting a recruitment drive to try and increase the number of officers from the LGBTI community. This will be an opportunity to learn more about what's involved when joining the Police, as well as officers sharing their own experiences with potential recruits. Learn more here: https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18868045.police-scotland-bid-address-lack-lgbti-officers/ #EqNews #LocalServices … Continue reading Equality News Update: Herald Scotland: Police Scotland bid to address lack of LGBTI officers
Reported by The Guardian – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. In Scotland for the 2022 Census, people will be asked voluntary questions about their sexual orientation and gender identity. With the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and the restrictions put in place, the 2022 Census is … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Guardian: Census to ask about sexual orientation for the first time
Reported by The National – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. WHAT age were you when you had your first real crush? Was it before or after the first time you had a “boyfriend” or “girlfriend” for two weeks after your friend went across the playground to … Continue reading Equality News Update: The National: The greatest risk to LGBTQ youth is pretending they don’t exist
Young people’s charities have joined forces with the national agency for youth work to support jobseekers impacted by Covid-19.
Janis McDonald, chief officer at deafscotland, highlights the importance of inclusive communication – sharing information in a way that everybody can understand.
Two Edinburgh based friends have raised thousands in order to bring a vibrant sober queer cafe to the city.
Edinburgh's LGBTQI+ community fear they are being targeted by 'fake GoFundMe pages' that play on vulnerable situations to make cash.
Reported by The Press and Journal – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. Homophobic hate crime has reached its highest level on record in both Aberdeen and Dundee, official figures show. Annual statistics released by the Crown Office show that crimes motivated by sexual orientation hit a … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Press and Journal: Hate crimes against LGBT community hit record high across Aberdeen and Dundee
By 2021, schools across the country are expected to include lessons about LGBTQ equality and history in their educational plans.
Fife’s key workers have reported increasing racial abuse and vandalism since the start of the coronavirus lockdown.
LGBT+ victims of domestic abuse are being forced to stay with their perpetrators because no refuge spaces are available, a leading charity has found.
An LGBT+ charity has said it has seen a huge increase in the number of calls to its helpline since the coronavirus pandemic started.
The Granite City’s LGBT rugby team is reaching out to the people of the north-east.
On Thursday 27 February 2020, a few members of Fife Women and Inclusion in Politics got together at High Valleyfield Community Centre to reminisce about what we learned and the good feelings we had when we attended the previous events. We also discussed how this project can move forward to include more marginalised women. Jo did a wonderful job … Continue reading Fife Women’s Tent – New Developments