- Not to be confused with Ireland's Gay and Lesbian Equality Network.
The Equality Network is one of Scotland's national organisations working for LGBT rights and equality. Established by LGBT activists in 1997, it is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee (no. SC220213), based in Edinburgh. In 2011 it had an income of £374,000.
It receives funding from donations, the Equality Unit of the Scottish Government, the Grundtvig programme of the European Commission, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Big Lottery Fund and the Awards for All programme.
The Equality Network has superseded the work of Outright Scotland. Over the past 15 years the Equality Network has won a number of major victories for LGBT equality in Scotland including an equal age of consent, the repeal of Section 28, Civil Partnerships, Gender Recognition, adoption and fertility rights, hate crime laws, and most recently draft legislation for same-sex marriage.
The Equality Network won the Campaign of the Year Award at the Herald Society Awards 2012, and Campaign of the Year at the LGBT Youth Scotland Awards 2012, both for the Equal Marriage campaign - the UK's first campaign for same-sex marriage rights, established by the Equality Network in 2008. It was also shortlisted for Public Campaign of the Year at the Scottish Politician of the Year Awards 2012.
- LGBT rights in Scotland
- Community Development Alliance Scotland
- Pride Scotia
- Pauline McNeill
- Nora Radcliffe
Other national LGBT organisations
Other national organisations with a substantial LGBT remit
Other national equality and human rights organisations
- Equality Network, Registered Charity no. SC037852 at the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator
- Gardham, Magnus (5 November 2012). "Political award nominations reflect a momentous year". The Herald (Glasgow). Retrieved 16 November 2012.
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