Councillors are urging Glasgow city council leader Frank McAveety to meet with equality campaigners after a meeting discussing their plight was cut short.

Opposition politicians in the city's SNP group were planning to discuss a motion on the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) at least week's full council.

However, the session ran out of time and attempts to extend the meeting were unsuccessful.

Now the SNP's Angus Millar, who represents the Anderston ward, has written to Councillor McAveety asking him to meet with campaigners from TIE who are calling for greater education on Lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual (LGBT) issues in city schools.

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He wrote: "I was disheartened that you, as Leader of the Council, and your Depute Leader personally spearheaded the administration group’s opposition to staying a little longer to discuss this exceptionally important issue.

"Our city’s schools must be safe, accepting and inclusive environments for young people of LGBTI+ identities to learn in, but too many young people experience homophobic and transphobic abuse, with deeply damaging consequences for their mental and emotional wellbeing.

"It is incumbent on politicians of all parties and at all levels of government to address this issue, and I am sure that you are keen to ensure that Glasgow City Council does all it can to tackle homophobia and transphobia in our schools.

"I would be delighted to meet with you to discuss this issue, and I would also urge you to meet with the TIE campaign to identify how the Council can make progress in supporting our city’s LGBTI+ young people."

A Labour Group spokesman said: “At the full council meeting there are always time pressures on the agenda, particularly in relation to resolutions on political policy. It is usual that a number of such resolutions don’t get taken because the council meeting runs out of time. At the last council six motions fell as a result of this.

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“At the recent Council the SNP group chose to prioritise motions on a second independence referendum and issues concerning cleansing services in the city. As a consequence of these priorities the resolution on Time for Inclusive Education was not taken.

“The Labour administration has a proud record in inclusive education and is actively promoting discussion of LGBT issues throughout all our schools across the city. Perhaps the SNP group will show their commitment to inclusive education by re-submitting their resolution for the next council.”