Monday , 16 May 2022


SQIFF 2016 – Full Festival Programme Announced!

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Scottish Queer International Film Festival 2016 Full programme announced for SQIFF 29th September – 2nd October From the Scottish Premiere of Strike A Pose, the no-holds-barred look at life as Madonna’s backing dancers, to a meditation on sexuality and ageing in Sex And The Silver Gays, via a queer horror retrospective, showcases of the best international and Scottish LGBTQ+ short films and ...

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Scottish LGBT poetry book and film backed by awards

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A book of poems retelling Scottish myths from an LGBT perspective and a film about a young lesbian with telekinetic powers are to be commissioned as part of next year’s LGBT History Month. Poet Rachel Plummer and filmmaker Helen Wright and have each been awarded £7,000 from Creative Scotland to enable them to produce works which will be unveiled in ...

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Jordan Gray to perform first show in Edinburgh


Jordan Gray, star of the hit TV show The Voice, will perform in her first show in Edinburgh on Saturday 2nd July. She will be entertaining guests at the very first ‘#ThisIsMe Rooftop Garden Party’, which will take place in the stunning rooftop garden at The Glasshouse 5* Hotel. the event is organised by Inclusive Networks, which aims to share ...

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Video Gayming – the Queer world of computer games


  Video games as an entertainment format are still in their infancy. In the 45 year period since the arcade game Computer Space first commercially introduced the concept of playing electronic games on a screen, games have evolved and continued to mature as a medium. Games are now capable of telling rich stories in a uniquely personal way; the player ...

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Jordan Gray: “It’s a Cinderella story”

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    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


  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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Jackie Kay appointed new Scots Makar


  Jackie Kay has been appointed the new Makar (Scotland’s national poet) to replace the previous incumbent Liz Lochhead. The word Makar originally referred to the royal or court bard, and was at its height in the 15th and early 16th centuries. Among the poets who held the post at that time were William Dunbar, David Lyndsay and Alexander Scott. ...

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National Theatre seeks trans and non-binary voices for choir


The National Theatre of Scotland is looking for transgender and non-binary singers of all abilities to join the “Adam World Choir”. The Adam World Choir will be a global digital community choir, bringing together voices from trans and non-binary communities around the world to be an integral part of the new play, Adam. The theatre describes Adam as “a bold ...

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Highlands celebrate LGBT History Month


  A successful event was held in the Highlands last week to mark LGBT History month – and another will be staged tomorrow. The Highland LGBT Writers’ Group, which has received funding from LGBT Youth Scotland to commemorate LGBT History Month, has facilitated both events and hopes to host similar cultural and historic attractions in future years. Last Saturday (20th ...

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Review: From Afar at the Glasgow Film Festival


“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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