May 12, 2022

Latest LGBT+ magazine UnDividingLines features an interview with sports journalist Highland News and Media

Wick magazine editor Kevin Crowe.

A sports editor for Highland News and Media, which publishes the Northern Times, is featured in a new edition of a magazine produced in the Far North.

Highlands & Islands LGBT+ magazine UnDividingLines is edited by Wick man Kevin Crowe, who previously lived in Durness where he ran the Loch Croispol bookshop.

He explained that the latest edition of the magazine includes a lead interview with sports journalist Andrew Henderson, who also runs the Pride Of The Terraces (POTT) website, where he writes about LGBT+ issues in sport and interviews sportspeople. In addition to the interview, Andrew also wrote an article on “sportswashing”.

The latest issue of the award-winning magazine is available now and also features Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick writing about gender recognition legislation making its way through the Scottish Parliament. And Caithness FM presenter Sand Owsnett has written about disco and house music, as part of a series of articles called Sounds Queer.

Highland-born artist Douglas Miller, who now lives in London, is the featured artist. Much of his Creutair project, in which he puts an eerie twist on Scottish history and myth using the techniques of fashion photography and texts provided by writers, is included.

Fiction and poetry are featured, including Cathi Rae’s poems about suicide among young men, 2nd Witch’s poetry about Ukraine, and William Fraser, who only started writing poetry to prove that someone with dyslexia could do it and now has their own website and Collection available on Amazon.

There are book reviews on recently released fiction as well as a recent book review on LGBT+ people of faith. There’s also an advice column from professional intimacy coach Michael Dresser that looks at consent issues.

Mr Crowe said: “At over 130 pages, this is one of our biggest issues to date, and there is something for everyone. Many LGBT+ people feel isolated, especially in rural areas like the Highlands and Islands, and I think UnDividingLines helps keep people in touch with what’s going on, while offering support, advice and entertainment.

The magazine can be downloaded at: https://undividinglines.wordpress.com


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