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SQIFF Presents: Braw Butches

1st October, 2016 at 1:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Free – £5
Still from Gender Troubles: The Butches
Still from Gender Troubles: The Butches
Still from Gender Troubles: The Butches

Together let’s explore butch identity and female masculinity on screen and within LGBTQ+ communities.

Where are all the butches? What portrayals of lesbianism are acceptable and who is erased? Tender, funny, and thought-provoking, Gender Troubles: The Butches explores these questions through a series of interviews and testimonials with butch-identifying women, looking at the strange dichotomy of being both hypervisible in everyday life and invisible when it comes to media representation. Director Lisa Plourde’s documentary shows us there’s a lot more to butch identity than plaid shirts and tool belts.

SQIFF Presents: Braw Butches, Saturday 1st October, 1.15pm to 3.30pm, 15+, £5/£4/Free

We will be screening a short or two along with the feature and will have a number of guests to give their thoughts on butch and masculine queer identities after the films, including poet and activist Jo Johnson.

All SQIFF 2016 films are screened with English subtitles or captions to make them more accessible for D/deaf and hard of hearing audiences. An induction loop is available, and there will be BSL interpretation for the discussion. Please get in touch if you have any queries about accessibility at this event.


This event is open to all (15+) and we prefer for tickets to be booked in advance whenever possible. This event costs £5 full price, £4 subsidised and free places are available for unemployed and asylum seekers. Select the number of tickets you want to book below, or come in to the Library to book. We offer subsidised places for students, people on a low income, and Friends of GWL. SQIFF film festival offer free tickets for unemployed and asylum seekers. If you are eligible for a subsidised or free place select the appropriate ticket below, or come in to the Library to book.
If you have booked a place and are no longer able to attend please let us know so that we can make your place available to someone else.

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30 people are attending SQIFF Presents: Braw Butches

  • Claire Heuchan
  • siobhan fahey
  • Madeleine Murtagh
  • Beth Nolan
  • Helen Jolley
  • Fiona MacGregor
  • Jocelyn Hinds
  • Charlotte Sammons
  • Kelly Minio-Paluello
  • Vic Valentine
  • Katherine Warman
  • Lorna Ferguson
  • Miss H F Aked
  • Leona Jack
  • Oskar Levis
  • Lidiane Castro
  • Caterina Guariento
  • Natalie Reading
  • Nicola Hargrave
  • Ellen Welsh
  • Lesley Mitchell
  • Mathew Parkin
  • Magenta Sharp
  • Tracy Duah
  • Eleanor Snape
  • Kirsti Drain
  • Jenny MacLaren
  • Isla McIntosh
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1st October, 2016
1:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Free – £5
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267


Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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0141 550 2267