2019 February



Forever in our hearts: The queer female couples that should have been

28th February 2019

  Georgina Hayes Editor For LGBT+ history month, Georgina Hayes looks at the popular female ships in TV and film that should – and could – have become a reality With TV shows like Killing Eve and films like The Favourite becoming awards season darlings and immediate fan-favourites worldwide, it’s an exciting time to be ...


Can rainbow shoelaces give homophobia the boot?

28th February 2019

  Amy Shimmin Writer Amy Shimmin looks at recent initiatives to combat homophobia in football Stonewall, the UK’s main LGBTQ+ rights charity, launched its flagship sports campaign Rainbow Laces in 2013: the campaign encourages sport at all levels to publicly support LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport through the wearing of rainbow patterned shoelaces. Since then, Rainbow ...


Five alternative titles for LGBT History Month

28th February 2019

  Manon Haag Film & TV Editor   Are you an avid watcher of RuPaul’s Drag Race or were you recently blown away by Olivia Colman in The Favourite? I will take nothing but yes as a suitable answer for these two questions. Then again, with LGBT History Month coming to a close, it is ...


The Emirates hosts Europe

28th February 2019

  Rory Clark Sports Editor   Rory Clark previews European Indoor Athletics Championships, to be held in the Emirates Arena on the first weekend in March Injury will rob Jake Wightman a chance to compete in front of a home crowd in the Emirates Arena at the start of March. The Nottingham-born Scot is set ...


Gender variation should not be treated as a mental illness

27th February 2019

  Amy Rodgers Art Editor   Amy Rodgers discusses the pathologising harm of a “gender dysphoria” diagnosis In 1973, “homosexuality” was removed from the list of mental disorders in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders by the American Psychiatric Association, essentially uncoupling being gay from being crazy. Same-sex desire was no longer a ...


In conversation with Glasgow’s first LGBTQ+ bookshop

27th February 2019

  Amy Shimmin Writer Amy Shimmin talks community and representation with Glasgow’s own queer bookshop   Tucked away at the end of Allison Street is Glasgow’s own queer bookshop, Category Is Books. With quotes painted on its walls, books for all ages, and even a real-life Personals section, Category Is Books has quickly become a ...


A&E mental health care in crisis

27th February 2019

Laurie Clarke, Georgina Hayes & Jen Bowey Editors & Deputy Editor   Content Warning: This article contains references to self-harm, suicidal ideation and suicide attempts A Glasgow Guardian survey has revealed that 68.2% of students who visited A&E for a mental health-related issue felt that the treatment they received was not appropriate or adequate for ...


GU wins on home turf

26th February 2019

Rory Clark Sport Editor Rory Clark reports from Garscube and the annual GU 5-miler The Garscube Sports Complex played host to near-enough 200 runners this Saturday past as the Glasgow University Hares & Hounds hosted their annual 5-mile road race. An undulating course proved to be trickier than first glance gave credit and given the ...


Netflix and faux-diversity

26th February 2019

  Scott McDonald Writer   When you open your Netflix account, you may notice that the artwork for a film has changed between sessions. You may simply write it off as Netflix deciding that this image is better than the one from yesterday – this is not the case. In December 2017, Netflix introduced the ...


Owning the stage: how to banish stage fright for good

26th February 2019

Laura Pollock Writer   As far as irrational fears go, stage fright ranks pretty high. “You won’t die if you do it!” is the sarcastic reaction many have received from teachers, friends and family if they have voiced their concerns about getting in front of a crowd to assume the centre of attention. They are ...