A couple of weeks ago, the lovely Amy Taylor — theatre editor at The Skinny — popped by our Jock Tamson's Bairns rehearsal at CC Blooms to interview us about the show and get made up as a bio queen (a female-identifying artist who performs as a drag queen).
Let’s kick LGBT bullying in the balls
Faggot, Fruit, Nancy, Pansy, Mary, Fairy, Flamer and Butt Pirate. An obvious target — camp, girly, never quite on point — the taunting started early; well before I was old enough to have had my first inexplicably thrilling yet profoundly confusing day dream about Magnum P.I. and his hairy chest.
Help us present our queer little show in Scottish schools
Nearly 5 years ago I wrote an open letter to 105 MSPs to thank them for voting for equal marriage…
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Bespoke production services for artists at all stages of their careers
Civil Disobedience is an arts management and production service provider, offering bespoke paid-for support packages for artists and companies, from smaller, modular service delivery to large-scale producing partnerships.
The Children of Harvey Milk
Forty years ago, on November 27, 1978, Harvey Milk’s iconic journey was ended by an assassin’s bullet. The generation of out LGBTQ leaders he inspired went on to transform the world we live in.
UNC-Chapel Hill Professor of Political Science, Andrew Reynolds, has documented this history in his new book The Children of Harvey Milk: How LGBTQ Politicians Changed the World.
When you grow up in a society where you are not afforded the same experiences as others it affects you. When you teach yourself that you don’t want equal rights because you think you’ll never get them, it affects you. When you can’t find a positive role model because they too are too scared to come out, it affects you.
Scotland to become the first country in the world to have LGBTI inclusive education embedded in the curriculum.
After three years of campaigning, we are delighted that LGBTI inclusive education will now become a reality in all of Scotland's state schools. This is a monumental victory for our campaign, and a historic moment for our country. The implementation of LGBTI inclusive education across all state schools is a world first, and in a time of global uncertainty, this sends a strong and clear message to LGBTI young people that they are valued here in Scotland.
The art of content marketing – and why you should try it…
Content marketing, or ‘inbound marketing’, is a strategic approach where the focus is on creating interesting, useful and / or fun content that your 'fans' will enjoy, engage with, and hopefully share (linking back to your site).
The secret to success at Fringe festivals
For nearly a decade I worked within the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, supporting -an incredible range of participants, from novice companies to international artists of reputation. In that time, I chaired approximately 80 panel discussions about how to take part in the Fringe, and without exception three core ‘rules’ were raised in every discussion.
Bugle Boys call for food bank donations
This December, Civil Disobedience and Assembly Roxy are offering £5 tickets to festive new show Bugle Boys: Christmas Crackers, for anyone that shows up to a performance with a donation to one of Edinburgh’s food banks. We’ll be working with The Trussell Trust to ensure effective distribution to families in crisis...all you need to do is rock up with your food donation.