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The over-sexualisation of LGBTQ+ love is unacceptable in 2019

Edinburgh-based poet Rachel Plummer’s new book, Wain, is a children’s collection based on Scottish mythology, reimagined with an LGBTQ+ focus. It contains poignant poems by Plummer and stunning illustrations by Helene Boppert, using metaphors of selkies, fin-folk and goddesses to represent LGBTQ+ identities. The poems in Wain are smart, magical, and sensitive. A particularly memorable […]

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Maggie Rogers gives a spellbinding performance at Glasgow’s SWG3

When Maggie Rogers bounds on stage at Glasgow’s SWG3, the room is instantly on her side. She quickly earns her new-found title of ‘Witchy Feminist Rockstar’ (founded in a tweet from a fan, and now printed across key rings and t-shirts at the merch stand) with her natural ability to slip seamlessly between throwing a […]

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Veganuary is more than just a one month challenge

As 2019 begins, so do millions of new year’s resolutions: go to the gym more, get up earlier, or try Veganuary. For those who are not aware, Veganuary is a charity encouraging people to pledge to go vegan for one month. It is a great time to try veganism, with the charity website providing recipes, […]

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Mapping Edinburgh’s place in LGBT+ history: past present and future

LGBT+ History Month is both a celebration and a reminder. As a celebration, it’s a time dedicated to looking back at what has already been achieved in the struggle for LGBT+ liberation. Important and often overlooked narratives can be elevated, and we acknowledge the great work done by LGBT+ individuals that has brought us to […]