Gay Archives - The Glasgow Guardian

Orientation opposites: should straight actors be allowed to play gay?

6th January 2022

Margaret Hartness explains why sexual orientation should not stunt screen talent. In 2015, at a press conference for his film Legend, Tom Hardy quietly shut down a reporter who asked about his sexuality with one simple question: “Why?”. Why was it anyone’s business? The reporter had no answer to give. Or, if he did, his ...

Why I don’t support National Coming Out Day

11th October 2021

National Coming Out Day is a great way to raise awareness for the LGBTQ+ community, but there are other factors to consider about how this day may affect those still closeted.   As a bisexual, I support the entirety of the LGBTQ+ community and all the awareness surrounding queer rights. However, as a bisexual, I ...

The Chronicles of a Black Gay Fresher

15th September 2021

Dating apps, dancefloors and downright racist encounters Starting university for me was an opportunity to explore who I am as a young, Black, gay man. I figured that going to a new city with new people would allow me to fearlessly express who I am without the worry of bumping into unpleasant old classmates or ...