LGBT PREJUDICE: HARVIE COMMENTS ON EQUALITY NETWORK REPORT
Patrick Harvie, Scottish Green MSP for Glasgow, is urging the Scottish Government to act on the findings of the Equality Network report showing LGBT people in Scotland continue to face discrimination.
Incidents reported ranged from homophobic comments to physical attacks.
Patrick Harvie MSP said:
"This report shows that while Scotland has clearly made progress there are still challenges in ensuring LGBT people have a genuinely equal experience of life. Some of the comments suggest we need to step up efforts to actively challenge discrimination in workplaces, colleges and universities and to ensure that the best practice becomes normal practice everywhere.
"I welcome the idea of the Scottish Government publishing an equality and human rights strategy to measure progress, and I would like to see ministers agree to the recommendation of a review of the operation of the Hate Crime legislation now it has been place for five years."