Friday , 22 February 2019

Tag Archives: Glasgow

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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SNP backs calls for inclusive education

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  A motion “welcoming” the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign, which calls for LGBT+ inclusive education in all Scottish schools in order to tackle high rates of homophobic bullying, was passed unanimously at the SNP’s spring conference in Glasgow yesterday. Moved by SNP Youth and SNP Students, the motion “notes the concerning presence of homophobia and transphobia in Scotland’s ...

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National Theatre seeks trans and non-binary voices for choir

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The National Theatre of Scotland is looking for transgender and non-binary singers of all abilities to join the “Adam World Choir”. The Adam World Choir will be a global digital community choir, bringing together voices from trans and non-binary communities around the world to be an integral part of the new play, Adam. The theatre describes Adam as “a bold ...

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Glasgow Rainbow Run “Best Yet”

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  A Glasgow-based LGBTI running club celebrated LGBT History Month with its most successful “Rainbow Run” to date. Glasgow Frontrunners organises a run annually along the banks of the Forth and Clyde Canal, in which runners are allocated a different T-shirt colour to form a rainbow to contrast against the bleak winter sky. The most recent run was held on ...

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Pride Glasgow launches branding competition

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Pride Glasgow is looking for creative sparks, digital wizards and those with an eye for design to enter the Pride Glasgow 2016 Branding Competition However the contest, which offers an unpaid internship for its main prize, has received criticism from many – including those in the creative industries. The competition is inviting imaginative people to design branding and imagery for ...

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Review: From Afar at the Glasgow Film Festival

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“It’s normal to leave the past behind after all these years.” “Have you forgotten?” For middle age Armando, exceptionally played by Alfredo Castro, “forgive and forget” it’s a motto he is not so keen to live by as we learn from “accompanying” him on this anguish tale of unpredictable and damaged relationships. “From Afar”, showing at this year’s Glasgow Film ...

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New transgender swimming club launched

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    A new transgender swimming club has been established in Glasgow. The new club – named the Seahorses – has come about as a result of some collaborative work between LEAP Sports Scotland and community activists. LEAP Sports Scotland undertook a consultation last year in partnership with Glasgow Life, which sought to establish whether there was a need for ...

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Glasgow Frontrunners to host Rainbow Run

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  A Glasgow-based LGBTI running club is to host its “Rainbow Run” later this month, To celebrate this year’s LGBT History Month, Glasgow FrontRunners are hosting their annual Rainbow Run on Sunday 21st February. Participants should meet at the Arc: Health and Fitness (Caledonian University) on Cowcaddens Road for an 11am start. The run is open to people of all ...

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Soldier denies assaulting transgender woman

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  A senior member of the armed forces has denied sexually assaulting a transgender woman in a Glasgow pub. Acting Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Hughes, who is 38, denied the charge against him at Glasgow Sheriff Court. The court heard that Hughes had visited the Ubiquitous Chip in the city’s Ashton Lane on November 14, 2014, where he met a woman ...

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LGBTI boxing club announces new training dates

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  A recently-formed LGBTI boxing club has announced further dates for training sessions. Glasgow-based Knockout Boxing Club, which held its first session in November, has confirmed it will be hosting four further sessions on the first and third Saturdays of the next two months. The first bouts of each month – to be held on Saturday 6th February and Saturday ...

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