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Glasgow City coat of arms; it commemorates St Mungo (also known as Kentigern) and some of his alleged miracles
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, located on the River Clyde. The University of Glasgow was founded in 1451. Glasgow became an important seaport in the 18th century, and following the induistrial revolution it became a major centre of manufacturing and shipbuilding. It was known for a time as "The second city of the Empire".[1]

Historically Glasgow was within Lanarkshire.

LGBT History

A gay disco was held in the late 1970s at The Pussycat, 1-3 Custom House Quay (on the Clydeside Walkway) [2].

There have been several attempts at setting up a Glasgow LGBT Centre.

A gay club was opened in 1980 by the SHRG.

Pride Glasgow is held annually in July.

The Glasgay! LGBT arts festival has been held in October/November since 1993.

The Lesbian Archive and Information Centre is part of Glasgow Women's Library.

The BBC 3 series Lip Service depicted the loves and lives of thirty-something lesbians in Glasgow.

Pop singer Jimmy Somerville and also activist Helen Lowe were brought up in Glasgow.

LGBT Community Limited is based in Glasgow.

Gordon Matheson has been leader of Glasgow City Council since 2010.

External links Glasgow Gay Scene Glasgay


  2. Coming Oot! A fabulous History of Gay Scotland BBC TV documentary 30 November 2015