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Simon Cowell says sorry for back door joke

X factor judge Simon Cowell has said sorry after he seemingly joked about a TV presenter’s sexuality and caused upset among many viewers. Simon was appearing on the X Factor spin-off show Xtra Factor when the comment was made by the 57 year-old music mogul, which is co-hosted by openly gay singer and previous contestant […]

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LGBT women less confident about their financial future than LGBT men

  BlackRock’s Investor Pulse survey, one of the largest studies exploring attitudes to saving, investing and retirement, has revealed the financial outlook for British Lesbian, Gay Bi-sexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people for the first time. In a survey of 4,000 individuals in the UK aged between 25 -74, 213 respondents identified themselves as LGBT. The survey […]

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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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1 in 5 women not ‘comfortable’ to get car repairs done

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Many women drivers are not able to care for their cars properly because they don’t know how to choose a garage or technician they can trust, research released today reveals. In response, IMI, the professional body for the UK motor industry, is launching a campaign, featuring presenter Suzi Perry, to give them the tools they […]

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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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Merthyr’s First LGBT+ Club Night

To celebrate LGBT+ history month, Hope Not Hate and Visible Merthyr are organising a unique historical moment in Merthyr’s history […]

Interim Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton takes charge

Interim Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton takes charge

London’s new interim Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton took up her post from 1st January, becoming the first woman appointed to […]

Tony Fenwick Receives an MBE

Tony Fenwick Receives an MBE in the New Year Honours

Tony Fenwick, CEO of Schools OUT UK, the founders of LGBT History Month, has been awarded an MBE at the […]

School’s Out issue statement on Julie Bindel appearance

Schools OUT UK wishes to make a statement concerning the proposed appearance of Julie Bindel at The Working Class Movement […]

George Michael dies at home in Oxfordshire

Fans and the LGBT community are united in their grief over the death of openly gay pop singer George Michael, […]

Dyfed-Powys Police introduce LGBT Liaison Officers

Dyfed-Powys Police introduce LGBT Liaison Officers, in a move that recognises that LGBT needs are far wider than Hate Crime. […]