Dame Judi Dench and Sharleen Spiteri give an impromptu rendition of Abba’s Waterloo on New Year’s Eve

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The very best place to celebrate New Years’ Eve is in Scotland as they do it with such passion.  Before they start partying there are several traditions and superstitions that should be taken care of before midnight on the 31st of December: these include cleaning the house and taking out the ashes from the fire, … Continue reading

I Should Be Holding A Hand But Instead I’m Holding Shame

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The BBC Social  is a new digital content stream featuring content for and created by young people in Scotland.  This particular one offers a powerful commentary on the choices gay people are still forced to make in public – whether to hold hands, show affection, or give a partner a good-bye kiss. Take a moment to stop … Continue reading

Join Queen Jesus for a revolutionary queer ritual for these life-changing times.

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  In 2009, Scottish playwright Jo Clifford performed the first production of her new play, The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven, in a tiny Glasgow theatre. She played the role of Jesus come back to earth from her own perspective, as a trans woman. … A decade later, the play is still being performed. “Going to see … Continue reading

Queerguru looks around the world to see how LGBTQ+ Rights are faring now

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  Queerguru takes a quick look around the world right now to see how LGBTQ+rights are faring in this exceptionally peculiar political climate.  Some days it seems like the gains we have made over the years in our struggle for equality will be taken away from us again.    On the other hand, our community … Continue reading

Scotland’s First Minister apologizes for gay convictions

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Scotland’s devolved government today (November 7) issued an apology to men that had previously been convicted of same-sex activity that is no longer illegal. It simultaneously passed new legislation that would allow them to clear their names and see such convictions wiped from criminal records. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the country’s parliament that it … Continue reading

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