Scottish LGBT Media

Pink Saltire was born from a desire to offer a louder voice to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people across Scotland – in both urban and rural communities. A voice which opens up debate amongst our community, helps inform on some of the most difficult issues we face and to act as a beacon of information for our allies and those outside Scotland who aspire to improving LGBT+ equality.

Our own research conducted in 2014 and 2016 demonstrated the community want improvements in media representation – 60% said LGBT issues were not represented well in the Scottish media; 86% wanted a national centralised news and information hub.

Scotland’s LGBT+ media sector is woefully under-funded and, until recently, had virtually no online profile. With 73% of respondents to our surveys telling us they turn to online news and information sources first, it was clear online and digital should be the priority for Pink Saltire.  We are proud to highlight the media outlets below and to support LGBT+ voices in Scotland.

Click on an image to check out these media outlets:

SCENE ALBA MAGAZINE – Scotland’s queer culture zine offers all the latest news and reviews from the best shows and events in Scotland, as well as the coolest gadgets and gizmos you need in your life! Scene Alba supports the LGBT community through regular charity donations and sponsoring events such as Pride.

SCENE RADIO – Scotland’s LGBT radio station is available online 24 hours a day! Join Mr Fabulous James Smith, Paul’s Breakfast Show and many other LGBT DJ’s on the air representing LGBT Scots to the world.

 NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND – LGBTI+ Social Dance Club present ‘Portraits of an LGBTI+ Generation’ with images and video content from older people living in Scotland.

 SOMEWHERE: FOR US – A new queer quarterly for arts, culture, heritage and enterprise for Scotland.

SCOTSGAY MAGAZINE – Scotland’s longest running print magazine for the gay community, ScotsGay is available in most scene bars and venues around Edinburgh and Glasgow. It has been edited, published and printed in Scotland since 1994. Latest edition: Dec 2017.

UNDIVIDING LINES – There are queer things going on in the Highlands and Islands! Written by and for LGBT+ folk in the Highlands and Islands, this digital magazine is published twice a year and has been described as ‘an intelligent and engaging read’, free from sponsors ads and able to say what it likes. The magazine tackles issues affecting local people, including LGBT identities in rural communities as well as arts and culture work.

BEING ETHAN – Ethan is a men’s lifestyle blogger from Glasgow who regularly shares creative content including fashion and style, travel, mental health awareness and transgender issues, including Ethan’s own experiences of transition. He has been blogging since 2008 and Ethan is also the curator of the Scot Trans Channel on YoutTube.

SCOT TRANS CHANNEL – This is a YouTube channel with informative and fun videos from trans contributors from around Scotland discussing the issues that matter to them, often from personal experience.

GEIDH.UK is a Gaelic medium LGBT+ news site which aims to promote diversity and equality within the Gaelic community.

D&G QUEERIER – a new magazine launched in April 2018 from the community in Dumfries & Galloway.