Tuesday , 17 October 2017

Luciano Graca

Luciano Graca
Luciano is a Brazilian-born award winning digital journalist based in Glasgow who gets inspired by people and their stories. He is fascinated by youth culture and is a music aficionado.

Review: From Afar at the Glasgow Film Festival

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“It’s normal to leave the past behind after all these years.” “Have you forgotten?” For middle age Armando, exceptionally played by Alfredo Castro, “forgive and forget” it’s a motto he is not so keen to live by as we learn from “accompanying” him on this anguish tale of unpredictable and damaged relationships. “From Afar”, showing at this year’s Glasgow Film ...

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Glasgow Film Festival features seven queer films

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The 12th edition of the world renowned Glasgow Film Festival starts today, and will run until February 28, bringing to the city’s big screen lovers, a programme packed with UK, European and World premieres, and the festival’s trademark pop-up cinema events making new use of some of the city’s most unusual venues. 60 of this year’s films are UK premieres including ...

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Premier League boss: time is right for a gay footballer to come out

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  At the end of October reports from the Daily Mirror, suggesting that that two top players were set to come out as gay with support from their clubs, hit the headlines causing furore and speculations of who those players might be. This week, on an interview with BBC NewsNight aired last Wednesday, Premier League chief Richard Scudamore re-ignited the ...

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Home Office denies asylum to gay man that ‘failed to prove’ sexuality

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  Gay Ugandan-born Robert Kityo, who has been living in Manchester since 2011, fears for what could happen if the Home Office keeps its decision to deport him back to Uganda, where homosexuality is illegal. A decision letter written on behalf of Home Secretary Theresa May said that, “It is not accepted that you are a homosexual and an openly ...

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Glasgow fashion brand goes unisex

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Abandon Ship, one of the coolest fashion brands made in Scotland, taking inspiration from its designs, took on a bold, innovative and very smart decision to make part of its collections entirely unisex. Friends Richard Davies and Duncan Sweeny established the Glaswegian streetwear label in 2011, and have since then created a “cult” of hardcore fashion followers around the globe. ...

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West Lothian to stage first-ever pride march

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The West Lothian region is hosting its first-ever gay pride march this Friday, July 31. Over 800 people are expected to attend the event that will start at 12pm at the Howden Park Centre and will finish outside the West Lothian Civic Centre. The march has been organised by West Lothian Council’s Community Youth Services in conjunction to the LGBT Youth Scotland’s local group ...

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Glasgow writer Kirsty Logan long-listed for LGBT book prize

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Glasgow based author Kirsty Logan’s collection of short stories “The Rental Heart” has been long-listed for the Polari First Book Prize 2015. The longlist of the 10 books on the run to win this year’s award was announced this week at the Polari Literary Salon in London’s Southbank Centre. The Polari First Book Prize, now in its fifth year, is ...

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Alexander McQueen’s Scottish savage Beauty

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We’ve got the perfect reason for you to visit London this summer. The Victoria and Albert Museum is hosting until 2 August Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, the largest retrospective of one of the most influential and talented British designers. Since it’s opening night last March the exhibition has been attracting queues of fashion enthusiasts eager to contemplate this jaw dropping compilation of ...

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Young Scots think the phrase ‘that’s gay’ acceptable

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A YouGov survey, commissioned last month by BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, revealed that more than half of young people in Scotland (53%) think the term “that’s gay” is acceptable to use. YouGov asked over 3,000 18 to 29-year-olds around the country, six questions related to 12 words or phrases generally used around sexuality including dyke, queen, bender, camp and poof. ...

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Church of Scotland votes to ordain gay ministers

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The Church of Scotland has voted to allow congregations to call ministers in same sex civil partnership. Delegates voted 309 in favour and 183 against, during today’s General Assembly, in a debate, that lasted almost four hours and included 31 of the Church’s presbyteries endorsing the move to 14 who opposed it. #GA2015 votes 309 to 182 in favour of ...

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