Friday , 22 February 2019

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Young Scots think the phrase ‘that’s gay’ acceptable


A YouGov survey, commissioned last month by BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, revealed that more than half of young people in Scotland (53%) think the term “that’s gay” is acceptable to use. YouGov asked over 3,000 18 to 29-year-olds around the country, six questions related to 12 words or phrases generally used around sexuality including dyke, queen, bender, camp and poof. ...

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A Gay Gael: A review of the first gay poetry collection in Gaelic

Deo - Marcas Mac an Tuairneir

Marcas Mac an Tuairneir’s debut collection of poetry (Deò) is remarkable for a number of reasons, not least that this distinctively contemporary work is written in the ancient language of Scottish Gaelic (usefully, with English translations). Gaelic is a deeply poetic language, lending itself to dramatic emotional expressions, but it is also limited and – indeed – limiting. Mac an ...

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