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External Media News on Sexual Orientation

Mar 2021:

THE LIST: LGBTIQ+ film festival, Scottish folklore morning and comedy gigs among online events - including St Andrews (article in The Courier).

Sep 2019:

Uncovering forgotten lesbian history (article in The Times Higher Education).

May 2019:

ILGA-Europe’s annual benchmarking tool, which ranks 49 countries in Europe on their LGBTI equality laws and policies, reveals not only a standstill but a visible backslide on laws and policies safeguarding equality and human rights of LGBTI people

May 2018:

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Jun 2017:

The UK just elected a record number of LGBTQ people to Parliament (article in The Pink News).

May 2017:

Download: ILGA-Europe-Rainbow-Map-May-2017 (PDF, 296 KB)

Apr 2016:

LGBT people need straight allies to lend a helping hand (article in The Guardian).

Feb 2017:

LGBT Scotland History Timeline (PDF, 2,083 KB)

Can you be LGBT+ in the workplace? YouTube podcast interview with Dr Chris Hooley (UoSA).

Nov 2016:

Despite significant advances for LGBT recognition in universities over the last 20 years, campaigners say there is still more to be done (article in The Guardian).

Oct 2016:

Righting the wrongs of historic discriminatory law - Same-sex sexual activity now lawful to be pardoned (article on The Scottish Government webpage) "Men convicted for same-sex sexual activity on the basis of discriminatory criminal laws will receive a full pardon, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice has announced."

May 2016:


April 2016:

Gender-neutral bathrooms to be introduced in University of St Andrews buildings (article in The Saint).

May 2015:

Scotland rated best in Europe for LGBTI legal equality (reported by the Equality Network)

Nov 2015:

Offensive remarks made in offices (article in HR Grapevine).

Scotland tops gay equality league (article in The Guardian) 

Scotland tops gay equality league (article in the BBC) 

Scotland rated best country in Europe for LGBTI legal equality (article in STV)

Scotland rated best country in Europe for LGBTI legal equality (article in The Herald)

Scotland rated best country in Europe for LGBTI legal equality (article in Pink News)

Jan 2015:

Gay academic: 'I came out to all my colleagues in an email' (article in The Guardian)




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