Monday , 10 December 2018

Tag Archives: Free Pride

Nicola Sturgeon: Pride Glasgow important in challenging prejudice

Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, sent a strong message of support to participants of Pride Glasgow and of inclusive education. In a video message posted on twitter, she said: “I want to take this opportunity to wish Pride Glasgow every success for the event this weekend. Events like Pride are so important because they allow all of us to celebrate LGBTI ...

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Hundreds attend Glasgow vigil for Orlando

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    Over 700 people attended a vigil in Glasgow’s George Square last night, in memory of the 49 people brutally killed in an attack on a gay nighclub in Orlando on Sunday. The vigil, organised at short notice largely using social media, lasted an hour – during which the names of all the victims were read by Joanna Branch, ...

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Drag queen employed as hotel concierge for Pride Glasgow

Anna Phylactic

A Glasgow hotel will be employing a drag queen concierge this weekend to coincide with the city’s hosting its annual Pride event. Anna Phylactic, a popular drag artist from Manchester, will be welcoming guests at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel on Saturday and Sunday. Anna, who runs Manchester’s Cha Cha Boudoir with sister Cheddar Gorgeous has been working at various Marriott ...

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KaleidoScot is one year old

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It doesn’t seem long ago at all since KaleidoScot was launched during the 2014 Commonwealth Games. And what a year it’s been. From considering the pro-diversity messages of the Games and covering the historic Independence Referendum to taking a look at the complexities behind the recent “ban” on Drag artists proposed by Free Pride , KaleidoScot has been on hand ...

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Opinion: Glasgow Prides War or Isn’t Pride a drag?

Glasgow Pride War

“To drag or not to drag; that is the question . . . oops, a moment . . . to black-face or not black-face; that is the question . . . JINGS! . . . what was the question?” The Swan of Avon would wonder what in hell the problem was. There was no issue for Shakespeare. Boys and young ...

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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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Glasgow Prides’ Drag War

Glasgow Pride War

A war of words has broken out in Glasgow, after a Pride event announced it is considering banning drag performers on the basis that they may offend some members of the trans community. Free Pride Glasgow, whose primary aim is to challenge what is sees as a growing commercialisation of Pride, is planning to host a free of charge alternative ...

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