Wednesday , 23 October 2019

Features

Destroying some myths about bisexuality

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  It’s Bi Visibility Day today, which should be a reason to celebrate all things bisexual. However, as a bisexual person, I find that many people still don’t understand us. Some time ago, I saw a doctor who had reason to ask about my sexual activities. When I mentioned that I am attracted to men (as well as women) he ...

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Humanitarian crisis: how to help

Scotland says #RefugeesWelcome

  People in Scotland, including LGBTI community, have said they would welcome refugees, and this has been also echoed by the Scottish Government. Most, if not all, of us have been deeply moved by the photographs of three-year-old Alan Kurdi, his five-year-old brother Ghalib, his mother Rehanna and his devastated father, Abdullah. The worst possible tragedy befell this small Syrian ...

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Kezia Dugdale: I support equal recognition, LGBTI education

Kezia Dugdale

KaleidoScot asks the two contestants for the Scottish Labour leadership some questions about LGBTI rights, in our second interview, we speak with Kezia Dugdale. Dugdale, who is an MSP for the Lothian constituency, says transgender and intersex rights are an urgent priority, and she is committed to compulsory RSHPE.  See how she answers our questions below.  KaleidoScot: What have you ...

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Ken Macintosh: I’m committed to LGBTI equality and fighting homophobia

Ken Macintosh

KaleidoScot asks the two contestants for the Scottish Labour leadership some questions about LGBTI rights, first we speak with Ken Macintosh. Macintosh, who is an MSP for the Eastwood constituency, in East Renfrewshire, says he is committed to LGBTI equality, and tackling homophobia.  See how he answers our questions below. KaleidoScot: What have you done to promote LGBTI rights during ...

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Camp Cooks are out to fill your buns in Glasgow

Camp Cooks in action

If you’re about and about in Glasgow, make sure you swing by the Camp Cooks mobile ‘drag diner’ at the Merchant City Festival for delicious food and entertainment (comes as a package). With their Airstream, the Camp Cooks team say it is the star of their show. Wynnie La Freak, the Camp Cook’s head cook, was trained as a chef ...

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Proud study film highlights PrEP’s necessity: Part 2

PrEP

Filmmaker Nicholas Feustel has launched a unique documentary about the PROUD HIV prevention study, in the second part of an interview series, we discuss the implications for Scotland. The documentary and the issues it raises has begun to spark a public debate in Scotland’s LGBTI communities. KaleidoScot interviewed several key policy, and health charities as well as hearing the opinion ...

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Proud study film highlights PrEP’s necessity: Part 1

Proud Study

Filmmaker Nicholas Feustel has launched a unique documentary about the PROUD HIV prevention study, in a two-part feature series, KaleidoScot discusses the film, its importance and interviews participants and experts. In the first part of the interview we speak with Feustel, and documentary participants, Gus Cairns and Greg Mitchell. The PROUD study showed that Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) – taking a ...

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Philipp Tanzer (Logan McCree) interviewed

Philipp Tanzer

Philipp Tanzer, more widely known as Logan McCree, has moved from his native Germany to the far northwest of Scotland, making his home in the small Sutherland community of Durness. David Downing ventured north to meet him. What was it that made you decide to move to Scotland and how have people adjusted to having a gay porn actor in ...

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Shaky Bridges – The Eurovision Song Contest

Eurovision 2015

I have never understood the attraction of The Eurovision Song Contest. It’s not just the cheesy, bland, instantly forgettable songs, sang by cheaply dressed bad novelty acts, or third rate has-beens who all sound terrible even when auto-tuned on a show that is a “reality TV show” on acid, or my lifelong loathing of the band ABBA. My musical tastes ...

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Transgender Pioneers – not a cruel experiment

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Following the screening of BBC Two’s broadcast of Louis Theroux: Transgender Kids, the media reaction since has been predictably polarised. Almost uniformly stemming from a position of prior ignorance or downright bigotry, Brendan O’Neill’s contribution in The Spectator is a prime example of intolerance masquerading as intellectual critique. If Mr O’Neill reads this countering article (by a transsexual) I hope ...

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