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A Wee Celebrity

Julie Clarke

I’m Julie Clarke. I live and work on the Isle of Coll which is just of the west coast of Scotland, a 3 hour ferry journey from Oban. You’d be right if you thought living on a remote island posed certain challenges as there isn’t the more reliable amenities and services which those living on the mainland enjoy. However being ...

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Trans activist wins top prize at Icon Awards

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A celebrated transgender activist has won Scotland’s first Icon Award. Big-hearted Jennie Robertson, who for many years has volunteered to offer support to trans people in what are often very challenging circumstances, was given the top award at the flamboyant ceremony in Glasgow. Jennie was “absolutely delighted” with the recognition, but insisted that “the main thing” is to continue supporting ...

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10 minutes with Conchita Wurst


  Conchita Wurst needs little introduction. The 2014 Eurovision Song Contest Winner became an instant inspiration for the millions who took to heart the message of Rise Like a Phoenix – and the respect and tolerance at the heart of her performance. Indeed, Conchita has become something of an icon for LGBTI communities across Europe and has performed at several ...

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Hebridean trans author pleased to play role in changing attitudes

Julie Clarke

  A trans woman who has written a book about her life has spoken of how she has been able to use her experiences to change attitudes. Julie Clarke, who lives on the Isle of Coll and whose book – Becoming Julie – was published in 2014, was speaking to KaleidoScot ahead of the inaugural Icon Awards, in which she ...

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KaleidoScot among LGBTI Icon Awards Finalists

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A KaleidoScot journalist has been named in a list of shortlisted candidates for the inaugural Icon Awards. The shortlist has been released today after an astonishing 20,000 public votes were cast in the online ballot, with KaleidoScot’s Andrew Page has been confirmed as a finalist in the Journalist of the Year category alongside Peter Ross (Scotland on Sunday), Vicky Allan ...

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UK Black Pride supports Icon Awards


  The Icon Awards, an inclusive event being set up to reward and celebrate the LGBTI community of Scotland, are set to spark a new partnership with UK Black Pride to help promote the awards ethos throughout the black LGBTI community of Scotland. The awards will see 18 awards handed out, with UK Black Pride Co Founder and Director, Phyllis Opoku-Gyimah, ...

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Glasgow hosts transgender beauty pageant

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  Members of Scotland’s trans community have gathered today in Glasgow for a historic beauty pageant. The Miss Transgender United competition, which is hosting its heats in six different cities across the UK, is visiting Glasgow this evening. It is the first event of its kind ever to be held in Scotland. The heat, which is the only qualifier being ...

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