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Tag Archives: Gay Scotland

Rob’s Coming Out Story

KaleidoScot’s Rob McDowall shares his Coming Out Story: “As a bolshie thirteen year old living in a wee costal town in the West of Scotland, I was hit with the realisation that I was thinking about sex and relationships with other males while my peers were thinking about the opposite sex. “I was terrified when I decided to come out ...

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Nicola’s Coming Out Story

KaleidoScot’s Nicola Hunter Page shares her Coming Out Story: “When I was a teenager, I was the lucky girl that had the mum my friends adored. More often than not they would spend time at my house, asking her for advice and help – generally treating her like a second mother. She in turn loved them right back, but kept ...

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Paolo’s Coming Out Story

KaleidoScot’s Paolo Bazzoni shares his story: “My mum was a very clever woman. I think somewhere ‘in the back of her head’ she always knew I would not get a wife, so she taught me how to saw, iron, knit and cook, as I child. When I was about 14, she sat me down in the kitchen, for a talk. ...

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Jonathan’s Coming Out Story

KaleidoScot’s Jonathan Welford shares his Coming Out story: “The first rumblings that I was gay came at the age of eight, I had a huge crush on my teacher. Mr Barton was a the first male teacher I’d had, he was in his twenties, and very hairy, a luscious beard and hairy forearms, when we did sports he wore tight ...

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Harry’s Coming Out Story

Harry Dozier

Harry Dozier of KaleidoScot shares his story of coming out: “I came out when I was 19. I come from a very conservative Christian home and knew that my decision to come out would not be welcomed. Thankfully I was in the secure environment of University so plucked up the courage. As expected my mother told me I was no ...

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Andrew’s Coming Out story


Andrew Page of KaleidoScot shares his story of coming out: “I grew up in the Hebrides and it wasn’t really the kind of place where it was easy to come out. In my teens my identity was actually quite confused; the inevitable consequence of a religious culture that treated homosexual feelings as sinful or temporary. It was made tougher by ...

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KaleidoScot’s writers tell their Coming Out Stories

KaleidoScot's writers tell their coming stories

Today is the National Coming Out Day (11 October every year) and is a chance for those of us who are LGBTI to support others to ‘come out’ and be who they are. So we figured that we, KaleidoScot’s writers and contributors, would share out stories with you.  We also hope that it would help people in less open communities ...

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Take action with LGBT Youth Scotland this Coming Out Day

LGBT Youth Scotland crowdfunding campaign

During this National Coming Out day LGBT Youth Scotland will be sharing coming out stories from young people to raise awareness of the challenges the LGBTI community face. The group is also calling on people everywhere to join its campaign, Shh – Silence Helps Homophobia, by standing up and speaking out against homophobia. It invites you to: 1. Pledge your ...

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Edinburgh gay flamingo couple adopt wee abandoned chick

A flamingo and its chick

A gay flamingo couple in Edinburgh’s zoo has taken under their wings a wee flamingo chick after its parents have abandoned it. The wee fluffy  flamingo chick was rejected after being knocked out of the nest by its parents, only to be saved and happily adopted by the gay flamingo couple. Senior bird keeper Nick Dowling told The Mirror: “We ...

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Scotland to resist Tory plans to scrap human rights act

EU and Saltire

The UK Conservative party plans to scrap the Human Rights Act, replacing it with a “British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities”, however Scotland’s government and equality campaigners sharply criticised the move and said it would be resisted. Prime Minister, David Cameron, Home Secretary, Theresa May, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling announced that if the Conservatives were to win next year’s general ...

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