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May 2017

Further Out: Galashiels

May 6, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mac Arts, Bridge Street
Galashiels, Scottish Borders TD1 1SP United Kingdom
Free

The Equality Network are holding a number of special discussion events in more rural and island communities of Scotland. There are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in every part of Scotland from our biggest cities to our smallest settlements and islands. While LGBTI equality has progressed considerably in recent years the lived experience of LGBTI communities in urban settings is vastly different to that of LGBTI communities in more rural and island settings. Our Scottish LGBT Equality Report highlighted that…

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Equality Network Edinburgh Morning Photoshoot

May 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Old St Paul’s church hall, 39 Jeffrey Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DH United Kingdom
Free

The Equality Network is proud of our members, volunteers and supporters and would love to showcase your range, diversity and beauty. We are therefore working towards creating a more diverse collection of pictures to use on our website, in publications and on social media. We are excited to invite you to be involved in this process to increase representation of our diverse community. We are particularly keen to get photographs of LGBTI people who are deaf, disabled, minority ethnic, of…

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Equality Network Edinburgh Afternoon Photoshoot

May 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Old St Paul’s church hall, 39 Jeffrey Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DH United Kingdom
Free

The Equality Network is proud of our members, volunteers and supporters and would love to showcase your range, diversity and beauty. We are therefore working towards creating a more diverse collection of pictures to use on our website, in publications and on social media. We are excited to invite you to be involved in this process to increase representation of our diverse community. We are particularly keen to get photographs of LGBTI people who are deaf, disabled, minority ethnic, of…

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September 2017

An International Scotland?

September 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
Free

An International Scotland? In 72 countries across the globe it’s a crime for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to be who they are. In many more LGBTI people face discrimination, abuse and in some cases even death. Scotland has long been engaged in the international struggle for LGBTI equality around the globe from the first international gay rights conference held in Edinburgh in 1974 to recent outrages in Uganda, Nigeria, Russia, and the USA. As people in Scotland increasingly…

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October 2017

BiTastic!

October 28, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Highland Conference Centre at The Newton Hotel, Inverness Road
Nairn, IV12 4RX United Kingdom
Free

BiTastic! is a one-day workshop programme for bisexual and trans people and our allies. Everyone is welcome, no matter how you describe your sexual orientation or gender. The programme includes workshops that explore various aspects of bisexuality and identity, relationships, activism and a good dose of workshops that are just for fun. Tickets are free. Please ensure that you notify us of any access, language or dietary requirements when booking your ticket. We're providing a free shuttle service from Nairn…

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February 2018

It’s our 21st birthday!

February 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Scottish Parliament, Horse Wynd
Edinburgh, Scotland EH99 1SP United Kingdom
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Invitation to Equality Network Parliamentary Reception to help us celebrate our 21st birthday, and find out more about our current Equal Recognition campaign for trans equality.

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November 2018

The Children of Harvey Milk

November 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Edinburgh College of Art, West Court, ECA Main Building and Hunter Building, 74 Lauriston Place
Edinburgh, EH3 9DF United Kingdom
Free

Organised in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh's Staff Pride Network and Lighthouse Bookshop. Forty years ago, on November 27, 1978, Harvey Milk’s iconic journey was ended by an assassin’s bullet. The generation of out LGBTQ leaders he inspired went on to transform the world we live in. UNC-Chapel Hill Professor of Political Science, Andrew Reynolds, has documented this history in his new book The Children of Harvey Milk: How LGBTQ Politicians Changed the World.  Please join us for a very…

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June 2019

Join us to call for trans rights at the Scottish Parliament!

June 12 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
The Scottish Parliament, Horse Wynd
Edinburgh, Scotland EH99 1SP United Kingdom
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The Scottish Parliament has been rightly proud of its progress on LGBTI equality, with world-first commitments to LGBTI-inclusive education, equal marriage, and winning the battle to repeal Section 28. There was hostile campaigning against all of those steps forward, but policy makers and politicians held their nerve and saw through the scaremongering. We want you to join us outside the Parliament to help us remind MSPs that improving trans equality is a vital, positive part of making Scotland a more…

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50 Years and Still Fighting for Equality

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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November 2019

Intersex and Variations of Sex Characteristics Gathering, Scotland

November 8 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Norton Park Conference Centre, 57 Albion Road
Edinburgh, EH7 5QY United Kingdom
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On Intersex Day of Solidarity we invite you to join us for a gathering that is the first of its kind in Scotland. Equality Network, in partnership with the University of Huddersfield, invite stakeholders and community together to hear and share knowledge, awareness and lived experience around Intersex and Variations of Sex Characteristics (I/VSC) in the UK. This gathering has a special focus on social policy, legislation and wellbeing in Scotland. The gathering is free and open to all. A…

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