SCOTLAND'S lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community would benefit from greater equality under independence, it has been claimed.

LGBT Yes, campaigning for a Yes vote in September's referendum, said the country could be transformed into a "progressive beacon" after separation.

LGBT Together, part of the pro-Union Better Together campaign, countered that the UK is the best place to be LGBT in Europe.

Both sides in the debate will be out in force at tomorrow's annual Glasgow Pride parade.