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Reclaiming the past: telling the LGBTQ+ histories that have been kept from us

In July I went to an event as part of Porty Pride, where Ashley Douglas discussed her work and her part in researching the poetry and life of Marie Maitland;…

In memory of Brenda Howard – an “in-your-face activist”

28 June is the 54th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which were a series of protests that took place in New York and served as a catalyst for the gay…

NHL Player Boycotts Pride Event

On January 17, the Philadelphia Flyers celebrated their Flyers Pride Night. The event culminated in players taking the ice for warm-ups in custom jerseys, their numbers decorated with rainbow stripes,…

Who’s allowed to be Proud? Corporate Pride and Representation at the Proud Scotland Awards

Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending the third Proud Scotland Awards, an awards ceremony celebrating the hard work of LGBTQ+ people in communities across the country. Hosted at…

No place like home? The hidden LGBTQ+ housing struggle

Finding a place to live in Edinburgh is hard. Acquiring a safe and secure living space is akin to running a race in a housing market so competitive and brutal.…

She kissed a girl and I liked it: finding representation on screen

I was thirteen when I first had feelings for a girl. The butterflies battering in my chest both confused me and excited me. That first crush was the start of…

“These plays expose their audiences to the not-so-fairy-tale side of relationships”: Pride Plays 2 review

Produced by Shift and Traverse, Scotland’s first ever LGBTQI+ playwright festival, the Pride Plays, returns for another year. The second night, Pride Plays: 2, features 787 Blinks by Gabriella Sloss,…

Is it time to say ‘thank you, next’ to problematic Pride practices?

On 25 February, Manchester Pride announced that Ariana Grande will be headlining this year’s Pride event. This announcement sparked debate as some expressed outrage at the choice of a straight…