The rainbow flag joins the British, Scottish, EU and (soon) Lion Rampant flags outside the The Scottish Parliament for the state opening by Her Majesty the Queen.
Happy Pride Edinburgh ❤️????????????????
Reminder: @realDonaldTrump routinely insults @Rosie not just b/c she's a woman, but b/c she's a lesbian: cnn.com/2015/08/07/pol… #LGBT
The Scottish Government have just announced in the Scottish Parliament that they will introduce an automatic pardon for men convicted of old "homosexual offences" that are no longer crimes. This will apply automatically to all such men, whether still alive or not.
There will also be a "conviction disregard" system whereby conviction records can be removed so they no longer affect things like employment checks.
The announcement got applause and cross-party support in the Parliament.
Thanks to Kezia Dugdale for asking the question that prompted this announcement, and to Patrick Harvie for a followup question.
We had a fantastic day at Pride Edinburgh. Around 10k people marched from the Royal Mile, past the Scottish Parliament to Omni.
Happy Pride everyone!!! ❤️????????????????
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Happy Hogmanay and Happy Anniversary! It’s two years today since the first same-sex weddings in Scotland – congratulations again to Joe & Malx, and Susan & Gerrie, who married just after midnight on the morning of 31 Dec 2014, and to the other couples who married that day!
Thank you to Bruce Springsteen for taking a principled stand against the recent transphobic and homophobic legislation in North Carolina: