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Mabz Beet: Changing Trans Representation on Screen

Mabz Beet: Changing Trans Representation on Screen

For decades in film and television, transgender people were often portrayed as villains with their gender identity used as a way of making them appear crazy and unstable. These days, trans people have been reduced to the butt of a joke in comedies. The reveal…

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Alberto Amoretti: Telling Stories of Identity

Alberto Amoretti: Telling Stories of Identity

How did you get into filmmaking and what drives you? I am a scriptwriter first and foremost and have recently branched out into filmmaking. What has always interested me is telling stories. Allowing people to get to know the experiences of others. It was the…

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Harry Breaux: At 72, Surviving the AIDS Epidemic

Harry Breaux: At 72, Surviving the AIDS Epidemic

When I met Erin Allday, the journalist whose idea it was to start reporting on long-term AIDS survivors, I was attending a working group requesting the city for funding to help us folks that never planned to live this long. Having been HIV+ since 1980,…

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Cyn Lubow: Trans/Gender Experience of Birthing Children

Cyn Lubow: Trans/Gender Experience of Birthing Children

Gender has always been a challenge for me. As a child, my mother wanted to dress me in pink, lacy dresses that horrified me. No one was thrilled with my need to wear ties and boys sports jackets, to glue or paint on mustaches, or…

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Seema Mattu: Why Am I A Gay Icon?

Seema Mattu: Why Am I A Gay Icon?

Recently, I’m talking around March this year, I was outed at the funeral of a close family member. It was literally so extra and dramatic I couldn’t believe what was happening. Anytime the word “funeral” is used in a story, the morbidity levels increase tenfold,…

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Friendly Locals Sought to Host SQIFF 2017 Guests

Friendly Locals Sought to Host SQIFF 2017 Guests

We have a number of lovely guests attending SQIFF 2017 and are looking for local people in Glasgow to host some of them in a spare room or sofa bed etc. If you live not too far from the centre of Glasgow and have a bed…

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Krissy Mahan: Telling Queer Working Class Stories

Krissy Mahan: Telling Queer Working Class Stories

My Aunt Mame is a funny/sad dramatization of a woman’s childhood visits to her working-class butch great aunt, and what happened when she came out to her mom, told through Fisher-Price people in homemade sets. Director Krissy Mahan talks about her working class background and…

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Patricia Silva: Bisexual Culture and Resistance

Patricia Silva: Bisexual Culture and Resistance

How did you get into filmmaking? No disrespect, but I consider myself an video artist, not a filmmaker because I don’t come from a tradition of working with the traditional cinematic process. I reserve the term “filmmaker” for people who work with actual film or…

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Volunteer at SQIFF 2017!

Volunteer at SQIFF 2017!

We are recruiting volunteers for this year’s Festival! SQIFF 2017 will take place 27th September to 1st October in Glasgow and a key training date which all volunteers are expected to attend will be held on Saturday 23rd September 11am to 1pm at CCA on…

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Bruce LaBruce: Representing the Unrepresentable

Bruce LaBruce: Representing the Unrepresentable

I came to fruition as an artist, so to speak, during the gay sexual liberation movement. The engine of the gay movement in the seventies and eighties, right up to the mid nineties, was militant, extreme, with unapologetic sex and sexual experimentation. I used pornographic…

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