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Tag Archives: Scottish

Priscilla Queen of the Desert – she is


  Priscilla Queen of the Desert, based on the 1994 hit movie of the same name, comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse. Its simple, feel good plot – two drag queens and a transsexual riding a big pink bus through the Australian bush – oozes flamboyant charm. The show is a camp riot through the wilderness, with a lot of heart. ...

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Alex Salmond: Independent Scotland to herald a new era for equality

Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond, the first Minister of Scotland has stated that he is delighted with a KaleidoScot poll that shows a majority of LGBTI Scots back independence. The First Minister said that the results reveals support for a fairer country and the recognition by LGBTI Scots that an independent country “will herald a new era for equality”. The LGBTI Independence poll ...

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KaleidoScot launches an LGBTI Scottish Independence poll

Scottish Referendum

On 18th September Scotland will hold a referendum on whether to become an independent country or to remain part of the UK. KaleidoScot is now running its own poll asking specifically LGBTI people if they prefer Scotland to be independent or continue to be part of the United Kingdom. This KaleidoScot poll can help you focus on the issues that ...

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Peter Tatchell says YES to an independent Scotland

Peter Tatchell

In an exclusive interview with KaleidoScot, Peter Tatchell, Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation, outlines his vision for Scottish LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) rights and policies, and comes out in favour of an independent Scotland. Tatchell acknowledges that “Scotland is ahead of the game” in terms of hate crime legislation and marriage equality. He said Scottish LGBTI ...

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Scottish couple in Gay Rugby World Cup bid Down Under

Robert (right) and Nathan hope for World Cup win

A gay couple from Scotland are bidding for Rugby World Cup glory ‘Down Under’ this August. Robert Forrester and his partner Nathan Colom, from Fife, will be joining a squad heading to Sydney, Australia for the Bingham Cup – the World Cup of Gay Rugby from 24th August.  The pair already play for Scottish rugby sensations Caledonian Thebans RFC and told ...

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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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Edinburgh man speaks out on harassment


An Edinburgh man has spoken out about a campaign of homophobic harassment that has left him feeling unsafe in his ow neighbourhood. Daniel Donaldson, who has recently been volunteering at the Commonwealth games, says the abuse began with children making relatively mild comments but grew much worse over the school holidays. The children threw stones at his house and smashed ...

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Against Me! to play Glasgow in November


Against Me! have announced that they will be playing at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow on the 15th of November this year. The Florida punk band, whose lead singer, Laura Jane Grace, came out as a trans woman two years ago, will be promoting their widely praised new album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues. Since coming out, Grace has embarked ...

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Scots lesbian Ali Smith makes Booker longlist


Scottish lesbian author Ali Smith has been included in the longlist for this year’s Man Booker prize, which was announced today. Her novel, How to be Both, tells two intertwined stories of love and injustice and is among 13 books competing for literature’s most celebrated prize. The 52 year old author, who spent her youth in Inverness and Aberdeen but ...

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Getting the word Out There – new anthology released


A new anthology of Scottish LGBTI writing, Out There will be launched in Glasgow this Sunday with a special event at Pride House. Its editor, Zoë Strachan, will introduce readings from contributing authors Jackie Kay, Louise Welsh, Kirsty Logan, Allan Radcliffe and Ryan Vance. Winner of a Herald Angel award for her opera, The Lady from the Sea, Strachan is also ...

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