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No place like home? The hidden LGBTQ+ housing struggle

Finding a place to live in Edinburgh is hard. Acquiring a safe and secure living space is akin to running a race in a housing market so competitive and brutal. The difficulty of this is, however, increased for those who are part of the LGBTQ+ community. This claim might raise an eyebrow or two: surely […]

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Pardon act for historical same-sex offences comes into effect

A Scottish Parliament act pardoning convictions under historical anti-gay laws came into effect in Scotland on 15 October. The Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards)(Scotland) Act 2018 issues pardons to those who were convicted under now-repealed laws discriminating against men engaging in same-sex sexual activity and allows them to apply to have their convictions wiped […]

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We must stand up for LGBT+ rights in Northern Ireland

It has been over a year since legislation was introduced in Scotland to allow same-sex couples to marry. In England and Wales it has been nearly two. In Northern Ireland last week, legislation to allow same-sex marriage failed. For the fourth time. For the fourth time, the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) presented a ‘petition of […]