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Healthcare is harming asexual people: In conversation with Yasmin Benoit

22nd November 2023

A new report by Stonewall led by Yasmin Benoit and Robbie de Santos highlights how a visit to the GP can do more harm than good for asexual people Content Warning: Mention of conversion therapy When she came out as asexual to her GP, an anonymous participant in Stonewall’s new Ace in the UK report ...


“There’s a lot of saying, we need to start doing”: Movember ambassadors on men’s health

22nd November 2023

GU Movember ambassadors Matt Cornish and Jay Kelman discussed the importance of Movember in helping to tackle toxic masculinity that has contributed to male health issues. TW: mention of mental health issues and suicide Every November, we see men on campus growing (or attempting to grow) moustaches. Why? To raise awareness for Movember. Movember is ...


Experimental dance and chronic pain: In conversation with Sarah Hopfinger

1st November 2023

Living with invisible pain can be debilitating, but artist and Royal Conservatoire researcher, Sarah Hopfinger, endeavours to turn her pain into art through her autobiographical show, Pain and I, that will be performed at Tramway on November 8 and November 9 2023. Sarah Hopfinger has lived with chronic back pain since she was 14. In ...


So you want to be a journalist? In conversation with John MacKay

21st October 2023

The eminent STV anchor speaks with The Glasgow Guardian about his distinguished career and the ever-changing Scottish media landscape. There are many monikers used to describe John MacKay — whether it’s “Cronkite of the Clyde”, or simply the man from the telly your granny from Easterhouse raves about. One can wrestle over appellations, but what ...


Sexual abuse campaigner Ellie Wilson nominated for UofG World Changing Alumni Award

21st October 2023

Ellie Wilson was raped by a fellow UofG student during her time at university. After the successful conviction of her abuser, Ellie has successfully influenced government policy on reforms to the judicial process and higher education policy to better safeguard future victims. At the beginning of this academic year, the University of Glasgow announced the ...


5 years of Category is Books

13th October 2023

This autumn, the iconic queer bookstore in Glasgow’s Southside is celebrating its fifth anniversary. Co-owner Fin Duffy-Scott looks back on half a decade of championing queer voices. You can’t miss the bookshop standing on 34 Allison Street, Glasgow. With its trans flag proudly flapping at the storefront, colourful placards and windows covered with LGBTQIA+ stickers, ...


Exclusive: Nicola Sturgeon speaks about her time in office and her love of books

8th September 2023

In her first newspaper interview since being arrested, Nicola Sturgeon opens up about her career and passions. On 11 June Nicola Sturgeon, former First Minister of Scotland, was arrested following her resignation from office, which she announced earlier this year. An investigation into both her and her husband’s involvement with the SNP party finance scandal ...


Glasgow zine library gets bigger and better

8th September 2023

The Glasgow Guardian visits and speaks with their staff about the creative value of zinemaking, and why exponential growth isn’t always a good thing It’s Friday afternoon, and I’m reading a zine called Old Ladies Swearing. Doreen, hunching slightly, says “Shithouse”. Gladys has a perm, and she says “Cunt”. While I flip its plain white, A5 pages, ...