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David Bowie (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016)

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In 1983, “Karma Chameleon” spent six weeks at the top of the British charts, becoming a world wide hit. The following year, it was voted Best British Single at the Brit Awards. The band, Culture Club, and its leader, Boy George, would probably not have existed without the influence of David Bowie. The song’s title could easily have been a ...

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Scotland’s choice on Civil Partnerships: Discrimination or Equality?

Civil Partnerships

It is ten years since the first civil partnerships in Scotland, but there is still no equality before the law.  Now, after a rather biased consultation process, the Scottish government is about to make a choice for us.  The anniversary provides as with an opportunity to take a look at the role of civil partnerships in Scotland’s future, and ask: ...

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Belief Matters ………… or Not?

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Belief Matters …. or Not? Here at KaleidoScot, we’ve decided we would try out a new idea – to look at different Belief systems, Faiths, Traditions and Customs. Alongside this, we may look at different forms of Spirituality and ways in which people connect with their inner souls or spirits. Some of the questions we could try to address are ...

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Bear Hug – Fun, promising farce

Bear Hug

Bear Hug is a gleefully old-fashioned, farce about sexuality in the 21st Century. Written by Rory Mackenzie and performed by Mermaids Performing Arts Fund, it is a smart and funny, with sharp performances, and many witty laugh out loud lines and moments. The basic plot revolves around the parents of shy university graduate Alex, and his fear of telling the ...

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REVIEW: DIVE!: C U Next Tuesday Cabaret

DIVE! Cabaret

The show began fashionably late – as every self-respecting cabaret should. That only added to the audience’s feverish anticipation for it as Dive! is quickly becoming an institution in Edinburgh’s LGBTI+ nightlife. When compere Miss Annabel Sings opened the show, she capitalised on that buzz and stoked it further.  She was a superb ringmistress for her circus, and she also ...

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Opinion: Glasgow Free Pride – a terrible muddle?

Glasgow Pride War

“Free Pride” have gotten themselves into a terrible muddle and attracted a lot of negative publicity both in Scotland and internationally for a wrong-headed and unnecessary decision to ban drag acts from their activities around Glasgow Pride.  It is a true muddle as their position has not been properly thought through and was meant to be secret so it has emerged ...

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Report: LGBT people face widespread inequality in Scotland

The Scottish LGBT Equality Report

A new report published today by the Equality Network revealed that LGBT people still face widespread inequality in Scotland. The Scottish LGBT Equality Report, a state of the nation report on LGBT people’s experiences of inequality in Scotland surveyed 1052 respondents from across the country. It reveals that despite recent advances in the law and social attitudes, such as the ...

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Safety advice issued for LGBTI travellers

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NHS Scotland and Health Protection Scotland have issued an advice statement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) travellers. Noting that attitudes towards LGBTI people “vary significantly around the world”, and that in almost eighty countries homosexuality remains criminal, the organisations are encouraging travellers to carefully research the laws of the countries they are visiting in advance They also ...

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Report: Biphobia affects half of UK’s bisexuals

Bisexual Flag

Nearly half (48%) of bisexual people have experienced biphobia in the UK, and almost for out of ten (38%) said they had experienced sexual harassment, says a new report published today. The ‘Complicated?’ report was launched by the Equality Network, is the first UK wide research report to focus specifically on bisexual people’s experiences of accessing services. It highlights examples of ...

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Review: Appropriate Behaviour @ Glasgow Film Festival

Approperiate-Behaviour

Appropriate Behaviour is not a comedy, even though the film is super funny, witty and will make you laugh out loud. Desiree Akhavan’s debut feature, which is hitting cinemas in the UK today and was part of the strand PIONEER at the Glasgow Film Festival, is a break up film dressed up as comedy, probably because using a comedy tone ...

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