My name is Heather Rose and I am a second-year Events Management student at Queen Margaret University. With a background in musical and physical theatre, creative writing, and busking for charities, there have been few opportunities that encouraged my Queer identity to transpire. The experiences that have, have completely transformed my life and had an indisputable influence on the development of Queerativity.
Queerativity are so excited to announce our first in-person event, Pride in the Park! This will be a relaxed and fun opportunity to celebrate Edinburgh Pride with others, and tickets can be purchased here.
Our fantastic line-up of talent that will be featuring at different slots for Pride in the Park can be seen below!
Rachel Blaquière, who has previously composed for a feature on Queerativity, Either/Or, has returned to showcase an incredible piece that reflects on famous classical composers who we now know to have been part of the LGBTQ+ Community.
Lola Fierce is a Glasgow-based Drag Artist with a newly released single, “Born Again”. It is concerned with reminiscing about the past, the happiness you felt, and wishing you could just go back to live it all over again. Her song covers how Lola felt during lockdown; yearning to be making some new memories! The music video covers a range of themes – most of which Lola feels are relatable to those in the LGBTQ+ community.
”I hope everyone really enjoys and loves the video just as much as I do. It definitely makes me feel proud and happy to be a queer person.“
You can check out more of Lola’s work, and her single “Born Again”, by heading to her Artist Profile.
Jordy Deelight’s work looks at identity and persona in the art of drag, exploring themes of disability, gender and mental health by using realism vs surrealism. Read more about Jordy Deelight here, and listen to their podcast starring Heather Richardson, here!
This collection of Pride tattoos was created by the very talented Abz Mills, for a charity fundraiser led by LGBT Youth Scotland. This day allowed Abz to connect with her fellow queer clientele, resulting in some really fun and quirky designs which can be seen below. More can be read about the wonderful event here.
If you are looking for a personal and beautiful present for a loved one this festive season, then look no further! Floralice Jewellery is a Scottish-based LGBTQ+ business creating these gorgeous pieces.
Queerativity is deelighted to share Edinburgh-based, award-winning Drag Artist, Jordy Deelight‘s podcast! Our Creator Heather Richardson joined Jordy in episode 9 to discuss Queerativity, coming out, and the impact that Coronavirus has had on artists.
Click the Spotify link above, or here, to listen to the episode!