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Why I support trans rights – Part Two

When Ungagged asked me to write about trans rights again I took a deep breath, knowing what the consequences are likely to be for my Twitter notifications! But I wrote about this topic in March 2019 for Ungagged, expressing a wish that the debate would become more respectful. Instead, it has got much worse. See: […]

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Twitch Streamers raise over £7000 for LGBT organisation

24-hour gaming stream raises over £7000 for LGBT rights organisation passing their initial goal of £500 in just ten minutes. The duo raised £7235 by the end of the stream while playing the game Hollow Night. Twitch streamer and gamer Connor Cloughley (Aye for Scotland) and fellow Twitch streamer, Skye Blacke (a stage name) set up the stream together for the Equality Network, on the 26th […]

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Not My Grassroots by Val Waldron

Things have changed so radically between 2014 and now, that the independence movement is barely recognisable as the same animal. It has been impeded, infiltrated, interrupted, call it what you will, by a plague of misogynistic wreckers. A corner of the Yes movement is a stinking cesspit of bigotry, destruction, hate and treachery. A contaminated […]

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(Why) I Joined The Greens by Chloe McDermott

I recognise that the Greens offer an alternative independence supporting party that simply goes further and dares to dream bigger.   Where do I start? Well, I guess it should be the beginning. It has been just over four months since joining the Scottish Greens. Ever since jumping ship from the SNP I had been […]

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Section 28; is the hateful campaign against LGBT community making a comeback in Scotland? by Jo Edwards

People fear what they don’t understand, they fear change based on things they don’t understand. With fear our logic and rationality go out the window, and we use our biases to understand and ‘rationalise’ things so our mind can process the information, this information then becomes our reality. This is never clearer than in conversations […]

Ungagged Podcast

Truth Revolution

The theme for this episode of the left political podcast Ungagged, introduced by Neil Anderson, is a quote: In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act George Orwell. Um. Possibly. And of course, this being Ungagged, our contributors have interpreted that in lots of different ways. Debra Torrance’s piece, Infectious Intolerance, […]