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Belief Matters…Or Not: “Fear Not” – Non-Judgment Day is Coming!

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We all think we are familiar with the Biblical Christmas story – we’ve all been to school nativity plays and heard the familiar, oft-recited tale of Angels and Virgins, Kings and Shepherds. And yet, in truth, it is difficult to make sense of the Christmas story – or, rather more accurately, the confusing and sometimes contradictory birth narratives contained within ...

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SQIFF presents: I Do?

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  Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) is putting on a season of cinema to mark the first anniversary of Equal Marriage in Scotland on 16th December. Four events lead up to the anniversary date at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow. Films have been chosen to offer a variety of perspectives on marriage and LGBTIQ issues and include: ...

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Pride Edinburgh opens Winter Festival

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  Pride Edinburgh yesterday opened its first ever Winter Festival. The festival, which will run from 1st December (World AIDS Day) until 6th December, aspires to commemmorate diversity in “all its colours” and showcase the best that Edinburgh’s LGBTI community has to offer from a social and cultural perspective. The Winter Festival kicked off yesterday with a winter ball, hosted ...

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Poetic examination of same-sex love wins top award

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  A poet has won the Guardian first book award for his collection of poems exploring the experiences of gay men. Andrew McMillan, aged 27, has become the first poet to win the £10,000 prize since it was established in 1999 with his collection, which is entitled Physical. The Guardian’s books editor and one of the competition’s judges, Claire Armitstead, ...

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A gay Muslim speaks: Why I left radical Islam

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  Sohail’s story is a contribution to the Peter Tatchell Foundation’s on-going LGBT-Muslim Solidarity campaign, where it gives a platform and voice to LGBT Muslims and ex-Muslims. I was born into a devout Muslim family in East London. My mother wears the niqab and my father keeps a long beard. Both my parents are fundamentalist Salafi-Wahhabi Muslims. I was brought up ...

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Making Music of Nature – Bartholomaus Traubeck

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Bartholomaus Traubeck is a German artist born in 1987. He explores patterns within nature and creates inspiring installations. In this interview, Bartholomaus talks all about his beautiful artwork – specifically the musical piece, Years. Can you describe your work, what interests you creatively? I look into the inner workings of things, be it media, music or natural phenomena. Trying to understand ...

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Are you ready for Glasgow’s Big Gay Ball?

The Big Gay Ball will be held on 4th July

Tartan Partnerships will be hosting “The Big Gay Ball does Glasgow” at the Radisson Hotel on 4th July. The Glasgow-based events and fundraising organisation is proud to be hosting as evening of entertainment, champagne and good food in conjunction with a number of LGBTI organisations. The Big Gay Ball does Glasgow is designed to be a summer evening ball for ...

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Glasgow to host Scottish Queer International Film Festival

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The first annual Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) will take place in Glasgow running from 24th to 27th September. The opening event will take place at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CAA) with various events hosting other events. The formation of SQIFF was as a result of the growing number of films being made by and for the queer ...

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A S.Q.I.F.F.ingly good film festival

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Despite last Saturday’s miserable weather, the Scottish Queer International Film Festival (S.Q.I.F.F.) was warmly welcomed by the audience that filled the Anatomy Lecture Theatre at Summerhall, in Edinburgh’s Southside. Festival hosts, filmmakers Fox Foster, Lucy Elliott-Holmes and Annabel Cooper, did a superb job of organising and running two vibrant and highly enlightening events. The first event was a basic and fun, ...

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LGBTI films highlights of Glasgow Film Festival

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Film lovers rejoice – the annual Glasgow Film Festival kicks off tomorrow celebrating Scotland’s love affair with the big screen, and offering the gay community a treat. On its 11th edition, the festival opens with the European Premiere of Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young, and closes on March 1 with the UK Premiere of Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure. This year’s programme, ...

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