Wednesday , 20 February 2019

Stuart Russell

Stuart Russell
Stuart Russell BEM BCA is a broadcaster, writer and actor. He is recognised by the Queen and House of Lords for his outstanding contribution to arts in the UK. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society and is the only LGBTI+ person in Scotland ever nominated for space travel. Stuart is gay and loves creativity, media, positivity, nature, crystals, travel and the ocean.

Terrorism: Don’t Be Scared, Go Outside

Love and and life is the best answer to terrorism

I think when terrorism and other terrible tragedies happen, fear takes hold of people. In recent history we have seen an attempted coup staged in Turkey. In France an armed man drove a truck through a crowd, killing 84 people. There have been numerous mass shootings in America, including the Orlando attack which cost the lives of 49 LGBTI people. ...

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Jordan Gray: “It’s a Cinderella story”

Jordan Gray - The Voice - www.facebook.com/jordangrayofficial

    Jordan Gray is a transgender musician currently taking part in BBC talent show, The Voice. Jordan impressed the shows judges with her ability but they did not choose her to continue past the first round of auditions. However, luck was on her side when an act from the show had to drop out, giving Jordan a place in the show. ...

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RuPaul’s Drag Race Tour Rocks Glasgow

RuPaul

  Eight queens (including Michelle Visage) rocked Glasgow’s O2 ABC last week in Ru Paul’s Drag Race Battle of the Seasons Extravaganza Tour. The tour sees host, Michelle Visage and contestants from the hit US television show Ru Paul’s Drag Race perform on the world stage, making the art of drag known. The show was anything but a drag, everything ...

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Jeffrey Marsh, Di(vine) Star

Jeffrey Marsh - VINE STAR - www.jeffreymarsh.com

  Jeffrey Marsh identifies as genderqueer and is an LGBTI+ advocate, host and author. Jeffrey is big on social media, creating Vine Videos with a positive, inclusive message. In 2015 Jeffrey was named “Red Carpet Correspondent” for MTV/LOGO and GLSEN. In August of this year, Penguin/Random House will publish Jeffrey’s first book, How To Be You. Stuart Russell spoke to Jeffrey Marsh ...

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert – she is

Priscilla www.priscillathemusical.com

  Priscilla Queen of the Desert, based on the 1994 hit movie of the same name, comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse. Its simple, feel good plot – two drag queens and a transsexual riding a big pink bus through the Australian bush – oozes flamboyant charm. The show is a camp riot through the wilderness, with a lot of heart. ...

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Bullying in Education – Never Answer For Your Being

Stuart Russell BEM BCA | www.stuieartwork.com

  My name is Stuart Russell and in light of anti-bullying week, I thought I would share my own homophobic bullying story that earlier this year led me to appear on BBC Radio Scotland. My story was part of the Scottish LGBT Equality Report with the Equality Network, an article in the Times Educational Supplement and the TIE (Time for Inclusive ...

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The Fine Art of Fashion – Ilona Royce Smithkin

Ilona Royce Smithkin

  Ilona Royce Smithkin is a Polish-born painter, performer and fashion muse based in New York. At 95 years old, Ilona is inspiring the world through her positive attitude to life, style and creativity. She is involved in many creative projects, including “Advanced Style”, created by Ari Seth Cohen. The project celebrates New York fashion and aims to prove that both ...

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The Edge of Arabia – Ahaad Adulaziz Alamoudi

ana

  Ahaad Adulaziz Alamoudi is a Saudi Arabian artist who grew up in England. In this interview she discusses her religion, her heritage and what inspires her artwork. Growing up in the UK has greatly influenced her artistic concepts.   What does the Mud in “Ana” (me) represent? The Mud represents human beings. In my artwork I want to portray the ...

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Send Me to Space – Three Inspirational Leaders

Kruger Cowne | Rising Star Programme | Finalists www.krugercowne.com

  The Kruger Cowne Rising Star Programme, is a global search for a young icon of the future and aims to catapult them onto the international stage and into space. Thirty young people were short-listed, myself included (article here) and it was eventually whittled down to three impressive young finalists. All three finalists will deliver a speech and the winner will ...

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Forgotten Artists – Robert & Robert

The Two Roberts. Photograph: Baron/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

History is packed with homosexual heroes; unfortunately not all make the history books. Robert Colquhoun was a Scottish artist, described by friends as “openly gay at a time it was illegal to be so”. Colquhoun was born in Kilmarnock in 1914 and grew up to win a scholarship, attending Glasgow School of Art. This is where he met his partner ...

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