Tuesday , 25 June 2019

Tag Archives: Glasgow

We find out why Scotland’s club DILF is a hit

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KaleidoScot catches up with James Hurrel, who started one of Scotland’s most popular gay men’s nightclub, DILF, and find out what’s it all about. KaleidoScot: DILF: What’s it all about? James: DILF is a sweaty dance party aimed at gay men, currently hosting monthly club nights in Glasgow and Edinburgh. We recently held our Glasgow Festive Bash Party at The ...

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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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The literary life of Jackie Kay

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  Jackie Kay is one of Scotland’s most accomplished writers, equally at home with drama, poetry, fiction, memoir and children’s writing. She is also a broadcaster, columnist and librettist. She is of mixed race (a Highland mother and Nigerian father) and was adopted by a Marxist Glaswegian couple. She is both a mother and a lesbian. Her writing features English, ...

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Are you up for the couch to 5K challenge?

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  Glasgow FrontRunners, the city’s LGBTI running club, is set to run a new beginner’s programme. The club, which is the largest LGBTI sports club in Scotland, is introducing the programme – known as Couch to 5K (C25K) – in a bid to entice more people into the sport.  Running is a great way to get fit, it’s cheap (compared ...

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A Christmas Message for the LGBTI Communities

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  The first Christmas after I was ordained nearly 20 years ago, I happened to come down sick before Christmas. My senior colleague had to take all the services instead of us sharing them and all I could do was drag myself to midnight mass and sit at the back of the church amongst the congregation. The lights were low, ...

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New LGBT-friendly rugby club founded in Glasgow

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  A new LGBT-inclusive rugby club has been founded, with the aim of “fighting for equality, diversity and comfort in team sports”. Glasgow Alphas have been in training since October and aspire to become an established club in the West of Scotland. Alphas hope to not only become an inclusive club, but also to be part of a network of ...

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Church of Scotland same-sex marriage vote set for narrow victory

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  A vote on the acceptance of ministers in same-sex marriages is set to win the support of a narrow majority of the Church of Scotland’s presbyteries. The Kirk’s 45 presbyteries have been voting on whether to allow individual congregations to appoint clergy in same-sex marriages and, with only two results to come in, 25 have voted for the Church’s ...

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LGBT people “exploited” by alcohol companies

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  Scotland’s LGBT community is being targetted and exploited by alcohol companies, new research commissioned by Glasgow Caledonian University suggests. The research also highlights a startling lack of support for LGBT people when coming out, who often drink heavily after they have made the decision to announce their sexual identity. It also suggests that people who enjoy “the scene” are ...

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Knockout success!

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  A taster session run by a new Scottish LGBTI boxing club proved so successful that the club is hosting a further session in December. Knockout Boxing Club held its initial training session on 28th November, inviting boxers of all abilities to come along and try out what for many might be a completely new experience. This club is seeking ...

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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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