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We Could be Heroes

If you remember watching re-runs of the 1960’s TV version of Batman as a child, you may be forgiven for thinking that the world of the comic book is awash with homosexuality! But despite the rather too close nature of Batman and Robin’s relationship, the comic world has fought a long internal struggle against writers […]

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Halftime show labelled ‘gay’

Beyoncé and Coldplay’s halftime show at the Super Bowl has provoked homophobic comments from viewers all over the USA. The colourful half-time performance ended by promoting the message ‘Believe in Love’ . The message was displayed in multi-coloured stripes using cards held up by the audience. The national anthem was this year sung by gay […]

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Barelesque 9: Bad to the Bone(r)

The Barelesque team are back again with another hot, raunchy and very, very naughty charity event on 18 th November and this time they’ve gone bad….Bad to the Bone(r)! One of the most talked about evenings of entertainment in London, Barelesque does exactly what the name suggests and punters can expect an evening of fabulous […]

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New event for fans of whiskey debuts in London

A new event is making a debut in London this November. A lively and fun night out for any fans of whiskey who may discover new brands, drinks and favourites along the way. Split into four sections: scotch, bourbon, whiskey and whiskey cocktails, there is something for all levels of knowledge catering for beginners right […]

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A Queer thing happened at Aberystwyth

Saturday 10th October saw the return of “Cabarration: a cabaret night with an LGBT bite”:   a glitzy line-up of local and national talent in the Arts Centre’s Great Hall, from burlesque to camp comedy via circus and song. The night ended with a DJ and dancing, and dress style was definitely “putting on the glitz” […]

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BRAVE – London Gay Big Band to launch Abby Road album

The London Gay Big Band (LGBB) has teamed up with thirteen of the UK’s leading vocalists to record their debut album ‘Brave’ at Abbey Road Studios. Tipped to be one of the most exciting jazz releases of the year, the album is a unique collaboration between the LGBT community group and some of the UK’s […]

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Kirsty Logan wins the Polari First Book Prize 2015 for The Rental Heart

Glasgow-based author Kirsty Logan has been awarded the Polari First Book Prize 2015 for her critically acclaimed debut short story collection, The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales. Now in its fifth year, the Polari First Book Prize celebrates the very best debut books that explore the LGBT experience, whether through poetry, prose, fiction or non-fiction. […]

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Welsh company storms Edinburgh with new play about gay hero Alan Turing

Welsh company Scriptography Productions has achieved unprecedented levels of success with its first ever touring production of a new play about Alan Turing written by Catrin Fflur Huws at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Zoo Venues. The play has previously toured Wales and The Arcola in London, during which its overwhelmingly positive reviews included, “a sensational piece […]

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Frisky and Mannish: Just Too Much…Coming to Cornerstone

A new pop-comedy-mashup-infotainment era…Frisky and Mannish come to Cornerstone, Didcot on 4 October 2015 They tit around with pop songs Frisky & Mannish are pioneers of popmusicy-seriocomic-mashparodic-stereophonic-LOUD-vaudevillian-sketchcabaret-throwbackcurrent-oldfangled-newfashioned-bapsbotty-infotainment. Or to be succinct, they tit around with pop songs. Frisky and Mannish are back with a brand new hour, packed tighter than Robin Thicke’s crotchal region. Now […]

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An Audience with Gareth Thomas

Friday 11 Sep 2015 – Doors 7pm. £10 including booking fee. U18’s £10. One of the most successful and well-respected Welsh rugby players shares his life experiences and moving, personal journey of his identity struggle, amidst sporting triumph, through to his work as a gay rights activist and icon with local sports media celeb, Paul […]

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Terrence Higgins Trust condemns government decision on Sex and Relationships Education

Already two months later than expected, having promised to comment by the end of last year, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan […]

Julie Bindel slams the normalising of censorship

Guardian journalist Julie Bindel has slammed a petition calling for presidential hopeful Donald Trump to be banned from entering the […]

We Could be Heroes

If you remember watching re-runs of the 1960’s TV version of Batman as a child, you may be forgiven for […]

Halftime show labelled ‘gay’

Beyoncé and Coldplay’s halftime show at the Super Bowl has provoked homophobic comments from viewers all over the USA. The […]

Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 – Don’t Stand By

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. Don’t stand by is the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2016. The Holocaust and subsequent genocides […]

MI5 Security Service at the top of Workplace Equality Index 2016

  MI5 has been named as the UK’s most gay friendly employer in the UK after coming top of the […]