Surprising Gay Glasgow – Gay Star Travel

Author: , October 4th, 2017

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English people like me hold plenty of prejudices about Glasgow. But Scotland’s biggest city is actually a cultural powerhouse – friendly, creative and sophisticated.

People Make Glasgow

‘Don’t you worry about the weather,’ the receptionist at my hotel told me as I checked in. ‘You’re set fair for today.’

Two hours later, I was wrestling with my umbrella as gail-force rains lashed over me. But he’d said it with a smile and Glaswegian enthusiasm is infectious.
The locals have a different attitude to the weather from the rest of us. The odd shower is inevitable. But although they can’t be trusted with forecasting, they are the absolute highlight of the city in every other way. They are direct, friendly and outspoken.
In that spirit, the tourist board changed their brand in 2013 to ‘People Make Glasgow’. You can’t argue with that.

Flourishing Music Scene

Glasgow is a UNESCO City of Music and boasts one of Britain’s best live music scenes. They say that you haven’t seen Glasgow until you’ve seen a gig there. And there’s plenty to choose from, with around 130 live music events a week. Whether you like classical, pop, jazz, electronica, indie or country, you’ll find it in Glasgow.

By Tris Reid-Smith – Full Story at Gay Star News

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Gay Glasgow Like a Local

Author: , June 18th, 2015

David MacNicolTV worker and Airbnb user David MacNicol on fish and chips, Glasgow’s bustling arts scene and evenings in with his boyfriend.

I’ve lived here since… September 2001. Can’t Get You Out of My Head by Kylie was number one. Nobody had even heard of Facebook. I wore incredibly baggy jeans. You could still smoke inside and 3.5 inch floppy discs were still a thing.

Now I make television programmes and live with my boyfriend in our flat in the Southside.

My favorite queer bar has to be… The Polo Lounge is the most popular gay club in Scotland. A thorn in the side of many the discerning and culturally savvy queer, but you all know that when push comes to shove, that every LGBT person harbours a secret soft spot for it and no trip to Glasgow would be complete without a visit.

Here in Glasgow, I always look forward to… Menergy, which is a regular club night at AXM hosted by my fabulous friend Lady Guillotina Munter, featuring the hottest drag acts from the States and all over the world. It’s a fantastic place to let your synthetic (and/or otherwise) hair down and maybe don a beaded lash. Should you so desire.

By Jamie Tabberer – Full Story at Gay Star News | Southern Scotland Gay Travel Resources