Monday , 25 March 2019

Tag Archives: Dundee

Jackie Kay appointed new Scots Makar

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  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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Dating Apps, WCs, PCs, and the Rise and Fall of Cruising

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Recent studies have suggested that LGBT-dating ‘apps’ have a significant effect on the way in which people interact or seek sexual or romantic partners. With the launch of your ‘app’; be it Gaydar or Grindr (amongst many others) you are presented with profiles, locations and concise biographies which set the parameters of potential assignations. In Australia the availability of these ...

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Same-sex wedding blessed in Dundee Cathedral

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A gay couple have had their same-sex wedding blessed at a ceremony in St Paul’s Cathedral in Dundee, the first of its kind to take place in the historic church. Paul Hastie and Steven Gray were married recently in Dundee’s registry office but, being Christians, also wanted their union celebrated in church. The Scottish Episcopal Church agreed to bless their ...

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Shock as trans activist found dead

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A vocal LGBT activist, who was an outspoken advocate for transgender rights, has been found dead in her flat in Dundee. Danielle Robins, aged 21, was a computing student and the president of Abertay University’s LGBT Society. Her body was discovered by friends on Sunday after failing to contact her. Only last week Danielle had been making headlines after promoting ...

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Campaign asks: do you know your LGBTs?

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The Corner Young People’s Health and Information Service is urging the public to ‘Know your LGBTs’ as part of its most recent health awareness campaign, reports the Brechin Advertiser. The Dundee-based health and information service will be collaborating with LGBT Youth Scotland’s local youth group AllSorts Dundee during the next two months to raise awareness of a range of gender ...

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Golf courses ban pensioner after alleged homophobic remark

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A Dundee man has been banned from the city’s golf courses for a year after making alleged homophobic remarks. William Webster, 75, reportedly offended staff at the Caird Park Golf Club when he engaged a young female member of staff in a conversation about lesbianism. According to the Dundee Evening Telegraph, Mr Webster enquired whether the teenager got on with ...

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