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October 2019

Black History Month: Fabulous + Father Figure

October 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free
A black person dances in the middle of the room, holding an elegant pose, whilst people on chairs around them and from a judging table at the far end, watch. They have black hair in a bun and wear pink, purple, and cream matching tshirt and shorts.

In partnership with Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) for Black History Month, we look at the thriving ballroom culture of contemporary Europe. In Fabulous (2019), international legend Lasseindra Ninja returns to her home of Guyana to introduce voguing to its LGBTQ community. Father…

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See Me Proud presents: Mental Health Shorts

October 4, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A drawn or painted face of a person with white background, blue outline of eye and eyebrows and a hand covering their face, pink hair, and green and yellow shading over the top and right of their face.

We know that mental health issues disproportionately affect LGBTQIA+ individuals and communities, who often experience difficulties in accessing support. To create space for discussion and representation of these topics, we’ve curated a collection of insightful and powerful shorts in partnership with See Me Proud. Topics…

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SX presents: What Brings You On Here?

October 4, 2019 @ 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A black man looks directly at the camera. He has a small moustache and is wearing a brown flat cap, red and white shirt, and tan with white collar jacket. Behind him is a park railing and trees.

Filmmaker and poet Ross Wilcock presents films focusing on the experiences of gay men with online dating. A history of gay sex and cruising from the 70s to the internet takeover of today. Dissatisfaction with emotionless encounters and the yearning for something more. Meeting up…

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Talk: Luke+Jack present: Accessible Toys

October 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A purple sex toy, slim with one raised end with ridges and another raised end which is smooth, on a cream, patterned background with pink flowers sitting to the top left.

Scotland’s leading sex toy retailer, Luke+Jack, explores toys and kink paraphernalia designed to be accessible to D/deaf and Disabled consumers. Award- winning erotica author and inventor of the Ruby Glow ride on vibrator, Tabitha Rayne, will discuss the power of sensuality, pleasure, and sexual empowerment,…

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SQIFF Shorts: You Gotta Have Faith

October 6, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:10 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A black person with hair up in a bun and blue jumper lies on a bed leaning over a brown person with long dark hair and a pink jumper. There is a pink cushion and flowery wallpaper behind them.

Short films exploring what it means to have faith as a queer person today. A seemingly pious Hasidic man living a secret double life faces a challenge when his two worlds collide. A chaplain from Cheshire sets up a helpline for gay farmers and is…

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QWPS presents: We Were Always Crazy, Freely Singing Queers

October 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Category Is Books, 34 Allison Street
Glasgow, G42 8NN United Kingdom
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A white person with short dark hair, a beard, glasses, and wearing a snow leopard santa hat grins, speaking into a microphone.

To mark the 30th anniversary of the first collection of Scottish lesbian and gay literature, And Thus Will I Freely Sing, we are bringing together queer writers from the original collection and across later generations for readings and chat. Featuring contributors to And Thus and…

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LGBT Health & Wellbeing Community Filmmaking

October 6, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A white person bathed in red light and shadow looms out of the dark, grinning with light playing about them.

LGBT Health & Wellbeing is a charity promoting the health, wellbeing, and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Scotland and providing support, services, and information. Two of the organisation’s groups have recently created collectively-made short films, which we will showcase at this…

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Black History Month: Portrait of Jason

October 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Black and white close up of a black man, Jason Holliday, gazing directly at the camera with a sly perhaps annoyed look. He has short black hair and glasses, and holds a cigarette in his hand.

Portrait of Jason shows sex worker and entertainer, Jason Holliday, recounting his life story for filmmaker Shirley Clarke. Jason is the sole on-screen presence in the film. He narrates his life story to the camera, behind which Clarke and her partner at the time, actor…

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Black History Month: Calalai: In Betweenness + shorts

October 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Two Bugis women from southern Indonesia sit next to each other in a wooden building with red awning. One has a white shirt and headscarf and appears to be in prayer. The other woman wears a black and white tshirt with a tiger on it and is looking down.

Calalai: In Betweenness by filmmaker Kiki Febriyanti depicts women in South Sulawesi Bugis culture, which for centuries has accepted gender diversity as implicit, believing humans consist of 5 genders, one of them being calalai. The film takes a closer look at the definition of femininity…

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February 2020

SQIFF Shorts: Out of the Archives!

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - February 28 @ 8:00 pm
Grainy image of two men standing in front of book shelves. They both have short blonde hair. One wears a demin jacket and is crossing his arms and smiling. The other wears a black jacket with collar turned up and is looking to the side.

As part of LGBT History Month Scotland 2020, SQIFF presents a programme of short films looking back into largely unseen and undiscovered aspects of the history of queer Scottish representation in the 20th century. Featuring archival documentaries and short films by queer filmmakers, screenings will…

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