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SQIFF opens tonight in Glasgow

Campbell X

The first ever Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) opens tonight at CCA, Glasgow. Opening night highlights include a fantastic selection of short films on queer identity- from LGBTI Muslim groups to ‘straight acting’ footballers- Whose Identity Is It Anyway? at 6.30pm and the UK Premiere, attended by the director and cast, of Dyke Hard, an outrageous Swedish battle of ...

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Bear Hug – Fun, promising farce

Bear Hug

Bear Hug is a gleefully old-fashioned, farce about sexuality in the 21st Century. Written by Rory Mackenzie and performed by Mermaids Performing Arts Fund, it is a smart and funny, with sharp performances, and many witty laugh out loud lines and moments. The basic plot revolves around the parents of shy university graduate Alex, and his fear of telling the ...

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REVIEW: DIVE!: C U Next Tuesday Cabaret

DIVE! Cabaret

The show began fashionably late – as every self-respecting cabaret should. That only added to the audience’s feverish anticipation for it as Dive! is quickly becoming an institution in Edinburgh’s LGBTI+ nightlife. When compere Miss Annabel Sings opened the show, she capitalised on that buzz and stoked it further.  She was a superb ringmistress for her circus, and she also ...

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Sometimes I’m ashamed, not proud of the Queer community


There has been a little local difficulty in Glasgow. You might have heard about it. Glasgow Pride was deemed too commercial after it started charging people in 2014 so a group calling themselves “Free Pride” have set up their own event this year intending to be, well, free, inclusive and welcoming as well as more political. Sounds great. But Free ...

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William Bruce Ellis Ranken, Scotland’s lost queer artist

A portrait of Ranken by Baron Adolph de Meyer

KaleidoScot highlights the story of a forgotten Scottish born artist, William Bruce Ellis Ranken, a man who lived his artistic passion and wasn’t shy paintings compositions with explicit homoerotic undertones. Born to the well to do Ranken family, in Edinburgh in 1881, he was educated in the country’s finest institutions, the prestigious Eaton College and later, Slade school of Art ...

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Giant queer-ass trans*-tastic picnic for Edinburgh


A giant queer-ass trans*-tastic picnic is to be held in The Meadows in Edinburgh on Saturday, with all welcome. The event, in its second year, is expected to attract quite a crowd, and although the forecast suggests a slim chance of rain the recent hot weather has organisers Cachin Cachán Cachunga in an optimistic mood. “We had so much fun ...

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