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Join some top names at the annual Collars and Coats Gala Ball

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s annual world-famous Collars & Coats Gala Ball returns for a spectacular night of entertainment and glamour. The fundraiser brings together the biggest names from stage, screen, sport, and fashion to celebrate and support the animal charity’s work caring for lost and abandoned dogs and cats. The star-studded charity ball welcomes […]

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Same-sex competitive dancing faces ban

Equal rights campaigners have called a potential ban on same-sex ballroom dancing as ‘illegal discrimination’. New rules are being considered by the British Dance Council (BDC) which would mean all major competitions would have rules describing a couple as ‘one man and one woman’. Instead of competing in major events, same-sex dancing couples would have […]

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Oxfordshire Art Weeks

Around 1000 artists and designer-makers across the county of Oxfordshire welcome you this spring for Oxfordshire Artweeks, the longest-running and biggest ‘open studios’ event in the UK with painters and photographers, potters and sculptors, silversmiths and textile artists throwing open their doors to delight, amaze and inspire you from 3rd-26th May. People travel from far and […]

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Same-sex couple marriage act inspires launch of The Gay Wedding Guide

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With the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act coming into place on the 29th March 2014, same sex couples in England and Wales will finally enjoy exactly the same rights as their heterosexual friends and families. This ground-breaking act will signal a much needed evolution in the legal system, with couples able to officially pledge their […]

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M&S outlet launches online

WWW.MARKSANDSPENCER.COM/OUTLET – Up to 40% off M&S clothing ranges – From today, Marks & Spencer shoppers will be able to bag even more of a bargain online, as M&S launches its popular outlet format on its website for the first time. M&S Outlet will permanently offer a selection of over 1,300 quality M&S clothing products […]

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Amy Lamé – Not your average 9-5

If you ever wonder where the gay scene is heading, it is worth while taking a look at what Amy Lamé is up to first! Since she started her cabaret nightclub in London in the mid-90s, she has been at the very front tip of London’s queer scene. We took some time to chat to […]

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New Qutis Clinic opens in Abingdon

Exciting news for those people in and around South Oxfordshire who have one thing in common – they feel young, vibrant and rejuvenated but the mirror tells a different story. Do we put up and shut up or do we make sure that with a little help, we look as good as we feel. If […]

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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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Bristolian stories exhibition extended by popular demand

It’s been mentioned in a House of Commons debate, visited by the Culture Secretary, and now the ‘Revealing Stories’ exhibition at Bristol’s M Shed Museum is being extended by two weeks. Revealing Stories uncovers the secret lives of some lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) Bristolians from the 1930s to the present day. It has […]

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The Ultimate Eurovision Guide

  Our resident Eurovision expert Hal de Vil takes you through every song in this year’s contest. Are you ready for this? Enter

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‘Gay Bull’ saved from slaughter by Simpsons co-creator

In what must be one of the oddest stories of the year, a gay bull has been saved from the […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance – 20th November

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. […]

‘Don’t be a bystander’ this Anti-Bullying Week

Anti-Bullying Week takes place between 17 and 21 November NoBystanders asks individuals and organisations to help eradicate bullying People urged […]

Could You be a Special Constable?

How would you feel if you could spend a minimum 16 hours a month helping full-time police officers to make […]

Rugby great Gareth Thomas marks Anti-Bullying Week (Nov 17-21) with school visit

‘Schools are doing a fantastic job in developing their pupils’ resilience to bullying. I’m there to support their work and […]

Latest in the ‘gay cake’ row

A YouGov poll has examined public opinion on the row over a bakery’s refusal to make a pro-gay cake and […]