Glasgow Events Black Lives Matter and Pride

We’d like to draw your attention that tomorrow in Glasgow there will be a Black Lives Matter demo to protest about all the people of colour killed by police in UK as well as in solidarity with those protesting in USA. Please come if you can.

Cheers

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Free Pride + SQIFF Film Screening: Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger

Friday 12th August

7pm

University of Strathclyde Students’ Association

90 John Street, G1 1JH

Free Pride and the Scottish Queer International Film Festival are teaming up for a super special Free Pride fundraising film screening!

We’ll be screening the brilliant Kate Bornstein documentary ‘Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger’, alongside a selection of exciting LGBTQ+ short films.

This will be the first time the film has screened in Glasgow, so don’t miss out on a rare chance to see this brilliant film on a big screen!

‘Performance artist and writer Kate Bornstein explodes binaries while deconstructing gender—and her own identity. Trans-dyke. Reluctant polyamorist. Sadomasochist. Recovering Scientologist. Pioneering gender outlaw.

Sam Feder’s playful and meditative portrait on Bornstein, captures rollicking public performances and painful personal revelations as it bears witness to Kate as a trailblazing artist-theorist-activist who inhabits a space between male and female with wit, style and astonishing candor.’

Find out more about the film here: The film, “Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger”

Pay what you can! We’ll be taking donations to fund our main Free Pride event on 20th August, but the event is free to attend.

In association with Strathclyde LGBT+!

ACCESSIBILITY:

Stathclyde University Union is a wheelchair accessible building and gender neutral toilets will be available. All films will have english subtitles. If you have any other accessibility requirements please get in touch!

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Black Lives Matter Glasgow
Saturday 13th August

3-6pm. Meeting at Donald Dewar statue at top of Buchanan St

Rally for all the black lives lost due to police brutality.

There will be a demonstration in on the Buchanan Steps by the Donald Dewer statue followed by a vigil for Sheku Bayoh

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The Physics of Ghosts

Monday 15th

Admiral Bar, Waterloo St

Doors open at 7pm. Kickoff at 7.30

Glasgow Skeptics

In this talk we ask “What are ghosts made of?” and follow up by asking why do they haunt specific places? How do they move around and go through walls and throw things across rooms when nobody is looking?

The obvious answer is they don’t – but what if they did? How would it work?

All of these questions and more will be answered, interweaved with real life ghost stories from Thomas’ granddad’s 50 years as an exorcist with the Church of England. These will be debunked, bunked and debunked again and you might learn a thing or two about Quantum Tunneling theory in the process.

Thomas Hind is a former physicist turned science communicator turned comedian. He studied Physics at the University of Glasgow and followed it up with an MSc in Science Communication and Public Engagement at the University of Edinburgh as well as briefly working at CERN.

His Granddad, the Reverend Tom Willis, was once the Church of England’s foremost exorcist working in their paranormal-tinged Ministry of Deliverance (not related to the Jon Voight film). He made regular TV and radio appearances, including one infamous appearance where he accidentally swore on This Morning with Richard and Judy.

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This is event is free to attend, although we will be asking for donations at the end of the talk. Participants are under no obligation whatsoever to donate, however please rest assured that the money we collect doesn’t end up in anyone’s pocket – it is used to fund our overhead costs, and travel/accommodation for our speakers who come from further afield.

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Accessibility: As per the policy of the Admiral Bar, access to the venue “can only be provided to patrons who are sufficiently mobile and capable of independently evacuating premises, or with the minimum of assistance”. Unfortunately, this leaves the basement inaccessible to most wheelchair users.

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LGBTQ Mental Health Empowerment Space: Writing for Mental Health

Monday 15th

6-8pm

Flourish House

25 Ashley Street

LGBT Health and Wellbeing have started a supportive, friendly and confidential space in Glasgow for LGBTQ+ people with lived experience of mental ill health to come together, share our experiences and challenge mental health stigma. Our meetings are once a fortnight, on Mondays from 6-8pm. You can come to as many or as few meetings as you like.

This location is wheelchair accessible.

WRITING FOR MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOP

Writer Elaine Gallagher will be with us for this meeting. No writing experience required! Elaine says: “This session is to give people a taste of what it is like to write, and to encourage people who have written before to get back into it. In short exercises focused on writing for mental health we will encourage everyone to write their thoughts, without worrying about craft or technique… or even grammar. The session will be a safe space, free of criticism, with no pressure to read what you have written but welcoming you to read if you should

wish to.”

Booking: Booking isn’t essential, but we’d really appreciate it if you did! You can phone 0141 271 330 or email jenny@lgbthealth.org.uk

Booking ahead of the event helps us to plan better, but we definitely understand that not everyone can or wants to commit to coming along – you’re welcome to just turn up.

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Free Pride Banner making for Glasgow Pride march

18th August

4-9pm

Strathclyde Univerrsity Union

We will be marching on Saturday 20th of August, alongside thousands of LGBTQ+ people to celebrate our history, culture and continue the fight for our rights.

Come along on Thursday before the march to make all the amazing radical banners and placards we wil be showing off on the march. All materials will be provided, and if you want, we will keep a hold of your placard/banner and bring it to the march for you to use.

We will be making banners from 4pm so feel free to drop in whenever you like.

We always aim to centre the voices of those most marginalized in our community and beyond, so welcome women, trans*, disabled, POC, and migrant groups and individuals to join us. If there is anything we can do to support your campaigns or struggles either during pride or after, please get in touch.

Join our march event and invite your friends:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1669984489993880/

ACCESSIBILITY:

Stathclyde University Union is a wheelchair accessible building and gender neutral toilets will be available. If you have any other accessibility requirements please get in touch!

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Pride is a Protest!

Saturday 20th August is Glasgow Pride

Parade starting from Glasgow Green at 12 noon

There will be various radical, community and trade union blocks, including Free Pride, who have an post parade event too – see listing below this one.

Join Free Pride Glasgow as we take part in Glasgow Pride March 2016!

We will be marching through the streets of Glasgow, alongside thousands of LGBTQ+ people to celebrate our history, culture and continue our fight for more rights.

If you would like to march with us, then either meet us at our meeting point, or look out for us during the march.

MEETING PLACE: King’s Court, Glasgow, G1 5RB 11am. Walk towards Glasgow Green at 11.30am.

We believe Pride is a protest, so bring your banners, drums, pots and pans and loud voices. We will be hosting a banner making session for the march on Thursday the 18th of August.

Accessibilty for the march: There will be a Free Pride quiet bloc for anyone who wants to join. This group will be clearly indicated with a banner at our meeting place. If you do not feel comfortable coming alone, one of our wonderful Free Pride volunteers can come meet you, just message our page. Also if there is anything we can do to make the march more accessible don’t hesitate to get in touch.

If you can’t make it for the march: then you can still come and join us during the whole day for Free Pride, at the Art School. This will be a whole day of workshops, performances, film screenings, stalls and a club night to top it off! For the LGBTQ+ community, by the LGBTQ+ community.

Hope to see you there! And however you decide to spend your Pride, we hope you have a wonderful day.

Free Pride.

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Free Pride Glasgow 2016

20th August 2pm – 3am

The Art School

20 Scott Street, G3 6PE

Free Pride is BACK!

Last year, we came together to bring an inclusive, accessible & radical event for the LGBTQIA+ community in Glasgow. We didn’t think it was right to charge money to attend Pride, excluding those who can’t afford expensive tickets. So we created a free alternative, focusing on marginalised identities, promoting community and having a fun, safe space to celebrate pride. We had great feedback after last year’s event, so now we’re coming back!

Join us at the Art School after the Pride march for a day and night of talks, workshops, stalls, music, poetry & more!

DAYTIME 2pm–7pm

Music + poetry all day in the Vic Bar

Workshops + talks including

Ukblack Pride, Sex Worker Open University, disability workshop, trans identities workshop, vlogging masterclass + more!

Stalls from LGBT Youth Scotland, Danii’s House, Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow Disability Alliance, Rape Crisis Scotland, Black Lives Matter, Terence Higgins Trust + more!

NIGHTIME 10pm–3am

DJ sets across two floors, and a selection of films from Scottish Queer International Film Festival and Lock Up Your Daughters Filmmaking on the top floor. Music from:

Deep Brandy Album Cuts (PVC/TRUANTS)

Wheelman (STEREOTONE)

Letitia Pleiades (PVC)

Junglehussy

Kaiserin

+ more TBC!

Performance from

Jak Soroka

Sgaire Wood

Bea Webster

+ more TBC!

Hosted by Gloria ✨

We will also be meeting to join the Glasgow Pride march at 11am. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1669984489993880/

Accessibility:

The event is completely free to attend.

The Art School is a wheelchair accessible building with a lift to each floor and disabled toilets.

Gender neutral toilets will be available throughout the events.

The event is family-friendly.

We are currently fundraising to have BSL interpeters present throughout the event, and the films we are screening will be subtitled.

There will be a Quiet Space available throughtout the whole event, day + night, for anyone needing time away from the main activities. It’s not possible for us to make this totally quiet, but we’ll provide things to make this as peaceful an environment as possible.

If you have any accessibility needs, or if there’s anything we can do to make attending the event easier, please get in touch and we will do everything we can to accommodate you.

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