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A great time to be LGB or T?

  Never before in history have lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people enjoyed more in the way of legal rights than we do today, and imminent same sex marriage has convinced l ots of people we’ve never had it so good.  It’s true, too, that social attitudes surveys show that never before have more of […]

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Olympic Blog

20/02/12 – 09:12 Pussy Riot have taken part in a protest and cossack police have used physical force on them http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/feb/19/pussy-riot-attacked-whips-cossack-milita-sochi-winter-olympics   19/02/12 -11:41 The two Pussy Riot members arrested yesterday have been released. They were arrested for planning to perform an anti-Putin song.   18/02/14 – 13:52 Rumors have started on the internet that […]

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What’s all this fuss about self-definition?

Self-definition is something we talk about a lot within the LGBT campaign and NUS liberation campaigns in general therefore I felt it might be useful to give some insight into what I believe self-definition to be. I believe self-definition has two facets. Firstly, it’s about your personal identity. The word/words that best describe you. Secondly, […]

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UKIP Councillor invents new metrological science

A UKIP councilor has solved the riddle of what caused the latest floods in the UK. While many believe it was a shift in the normal location of the Gulf Stream which is also thought to have caused the cold weather in America, David Silvester has pointed out that it was actually an act of […]

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It’s in her kiss – or is it? And does that really matter?

The only way you could have failed to see the press around Russia’s legal crackdown on the LGBT community is if you’ve been in a media vacuum; and if you’ve managed that, you are probably a happier individual for having done so. If that is the case, then I’m sorry to burst the bubble, but […]

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Heterosexual awareness month…really?

So it has come to light that July is heterosexual awareness month and in the Fyne office, we were totally unaware. As we have straight people working here, we feel a little embarrassed about this. Luckily there is a website with all the info we need. The month was set up in response to the […]

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The Ultimate Eurovision 2013 Guide

Hello, Euroboys and Eurogirls! Hal de Vil here with some thoughts on this year’s Eurovision entries. My first thoughts about this year’s crop was that it was largely a bit dreary, but upon closer inspection, I began to realise that there’s some cracking stuff lined up for us. There is also some stuff which is […]

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UKIP – A BNP alternative?

By Natalie Thorne, Dpt Editor The recent demise of the BNP has been welcome on many fronts. For years it looked as though the British National Party was the place an extremist right-wing MP might come from. But with the party all wrapped up in leadership contests and internal arguments, it seems as though the […]

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Gay marriage proposals welcome but flawed

“While we welcome the commitment to legalise same-sex civil marriages, we are unhappy that the government intends to maintain the ban on heterosexual civil partnerships and the ban on religious same-sex marriages, even if faith organisations wish to conduct them. This is not equality. It perpetuates discrimination,” said human rights campaigner and coordinator of the […]

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East London LGBT Pride – Open Letter to Pride London

Protest homophobia. Show that East London is not a gay-free zone London – 22 August 2010 Dear Pride London, East London LGBT Pride – Saturday 1 October 2011 Earlier this year stickers were plastered around East London declaring it a ‘Gay Free Zone’, warning that Allah’s punishment for homosexuality is severe. Previously, there had been […]

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The Closet and the Rainbows

Daniel Pierce was forced out of his home after coming out as gay to his family. $90,000 was donated to […]

Joan Rivers – 1933-2014

It has been announced that veteran female comic and TV personality Joan Rivers has died at the age of 81. […]

Davies, The Paying Guests and Pride

Russell T Davies and Queer as Folk gave us some brilliant moments: Nathan standing up on a nightclub stage and […]

Reading Pride Announce Festival Line-Up

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Reading Pride have announced the full programme and stage line-up for the 2014 Pride Parade & Festival on Saturday 30th […]

Sparsholt Weddings

The venue of choice for partnership ceremonies. Sparsholt has 450 private acres and a lovely venue. Exclusive use with only […]

Swindon and Wiltshire Pride: Interviews

Jo Sharpe (Pride Chair) Steve Pryor (Committee member and Parade Manager) I want to congratulate you first on today because […]