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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




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



SQIFF : Scotland's new Queer Film Festival

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The first edition of the ambitious groundbreaking new Scottish Queer International Film Festival kicks off on September 24th in Glasgow and queerguru welcomes Scotland’s first ever inclusive celebration of queer cinema. For four days in different venues around our favorite Scottish city SQIFF is programming a mix of international feature films with  a dedicated strand … Continue reading



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