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UK National Treasure Miriam Margolyes : the eccentric lesbian actress with the potty mouth

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  In the UK the larger-than-life octogenarian actress Miriam Margolyes is something of a national treasure.  Her long career ranges from being the most successful voice-over actress (she did animated mops to soft porn) to winning a BAFTA Award for her performance in Martin Scorsese‘s The Age of Innocence .  Hard to believe that this expert … 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



Scots Queer Groups show their support for Trans Rights

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  The Scottish Government are currently debating a potentially groundbreaking piece of legislation that will reform the Gender Recognition Act (GRA), and allow transgender people to self-declare their gender. As usual the reforms have come under fire from the reactionary Far Right digging up the cliched and totally unproven argument claiming predators could use them … 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



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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