Showing posts with label Western Isles. Show all posts
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October 10, 2018

Western Islands Do Have Gay Pride




About 200 supporters of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights marched
About 200 supporters of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights marched
[The Times.uk ] Susanne Erbida, a co-organiser of Pride Hebrides, said: “We have had a lot of support locally and it is a positive step. I don’t know if this would have been possible 20 to 30 years ago here, but it is a sign of a more diverse and tolerant community.”
Rev Graeme Craig, minister of Stornoway Free Church, said: “This is a sad day for the islands. Whatever form sexual immorality may take, it is nothing to be proud about.”
On the mainland, an LGBT march in Inverness was attended by 3,000 people, including former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale. Alan Cumming, the Scots actor whose screen credits include GoldenEye and X-Men 2, said his late grandmother, who lived in the city, would have marched at Proud Ness.  It was the first event of its kind to take place in the city for 15 years.
Donald J Morrison, a mission worker for the Free Church of Scotland, mounted a petition to cancel the Inverness event that he said received more than 700 signatures. He branded the celebration “shameful” and “deeply offensive”.

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