Gay man sentenced for deliberately spreading HIV

By : Staff Reports OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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EDINBURGH, Scotland | A Scottish hairdresser whom police said deliberately tried to infect 10 men with HIV has been jailed for at least 12 years, The Scotsman reports.

Daryll Rowe became the first man in the country to be found guilty of intentionally setting out to spread the virus after meeting men on Grindr. Branded “grotesque” and a “sociopath” by his victims, the 27-year-old was convicted this month of 10 charges: five of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and five of attempting to do so, The Scotsman reports.

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Smiling Facebook post following homophobic attack goes viral

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ABOVE: Blair Wilson says he was the victim of a homophobic attack but remained positive. Photo courtesy of Wilson’s Facebook.

Although he was allegedly attacked, 21-year-old Blair Wilson from Scotland smiled while posting a soon-to-be viral picture on his Facebook account June 29.

While walking down the street, a stranger called Wilson a “f****t,” according to the Facebook post. Wilson responded by calling the stranger a “hen,” and that’s when he says he was attacked.

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Police officer sings “I Will Survive” after breaking up fight

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A police officer in Scotland took up an offer to sing karaoke after he arrived to stop a bar fight outside the Waterloo Bar in Glasgow.

The officer, known only as Sergeant John, arrived and after interviewing witnesses was encouraged by the karaoke host to come onstage and sing.

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Church of Scotland allows same-sex marriage for clergy

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London (AP) – The Church of Scotland has voted to let its ministers enter same-sex marriages – though saying it “maintains its traditional view of marriage between a man and woman.”

At its general assembly, meeting in Edinburgh, voted May 21 to allow congregations to “opt out” from traditional teaching if they wish to appoint a minister or a deacon in a same-sex marriage.

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Scotland is 17th country to legalize marriage equality

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Edinburgh – Scotland is now the 17th country to legalize marriage equality.

In a 105 – 18 vote Feb. 4, the Scottish Parliament approved same sex marriage, while voting down several provisions that would allow extra protections for religious leaders who oppose marriage equality.

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