LGBT Network

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The LGBT Network was an LGBT rights charity based in Scotland.[1]

The LGBT Network was founded as a not for profit organisation in April 2008 and operated throughout Europe and was credited with launching a petition for same-sex marriage at the Scottish Parliament in January 2009.[2]

The Chairperson of the LGBT Network was Rob McDowall, who is Director of SIACC, Board Member of Partners in Advocacy[3] and a member of the Equality Council.

McDowall launched a petition in 2008[4] calling on the Scottish Parliament to lift the ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood.[5][6][7][8] The petition received high level support from Ross Finnie MSP, Alyn Smith MEP and Struan Stevenson MEP [9]


  1. ^ Charity Registration -
  2. ^ Marriage Equality Petition - PE1239 -
  3. ^ "Partners in Advocacy". Partners in Advocacy. Retrieved 2012-05-06.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-17. Retrieved 2009-11-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Grew, Tony (2008-04-15). "Scots Parliament considers gay blood ban". Retrieved 2012-05-06.
  6. ^ "Blood Transfusion Service rejects gay donor calls". Herald Scotland. 2008-11-05. Retrieved 2012-05-06.
  7. ^ "BBC NEWS | Scotland | Gay blood donor appeal rejected". 2008-11-04. Retrieved 2012-05-06.
  8. ^ "'Unfair' ban on gay blood donors to stay - Health -". 2008-11-04. Retrieved 2012-05-06.
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