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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 the teenager through crowd funding. Pierce has elected to give a chunk of the money to Atlanta’s Lost-N-Found homeless shelter (lost-n-found.org). From coming out at home to coming out at work. This can be so […]

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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 condemning Christian Hobbs (“he beats us up because we’re queer”), Stuart driving that Jeep through the window of a car showroom and Vince dumping the condescending Cameron by phone. Davies’ new projects are Cucumber and […]

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Sue Sanders shortlisted for the UK’ Largest Diversity Awards

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Sue, a pioneer from Schools OUT UK has been nominated for the Lifetime Achiever at The National Diversity Awards. Headline sponsors Microsoft be just one of the brands supporting a sky fall of diversity talent – positive role models, community organisations and businesses from the LGBT, ethnic minority, age, gender, religion and disability communities Over […]

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“Snow wouldn’t put us off” Liverpool Pride

The boy who dare not mention the fact he is gay to his work colleagues, grandparents and teammates in the cricket team can be open about his sexuality at Pride. Pride is that kind of environment, and Liverpool Pride is no exception. 2 August 2014 saw an abundance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people […]

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American blogger loses job for using word that sounds like ‘homosexual’

A qualified language teacher from Utah has been fired after his boss disagreed with him using the word ‘homophone’ in a blog post. Tim Torkildson was working at the Nomen Global Language Centre and published an article on his blog about when words sound identical – such as too, two and to – but are […]

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Worries over new Cabinet appointment

The Cabinet reshuffle has caused a ripple of displeasure through the gay community after a minister who voted against same-sex marriage was named as the new Education Secretary. Morgan was given the job of minister for women earlier this year although the equalities portfolio was handed to Sajid Javid, the culture secretary. Morgan does now […]

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AKT Turns 25, but still so much to do

 7th July marked the 25th anniversary of the UK’s Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) youth homelessness charity, The Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT), and was celebrated with a Reception at Manchester Town Hall hosted by Lord Mayor of the City of Manchester, Councilor Susan Cooley. Born in Manchester out of the LGBT activism of the […]

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Just one in eight teachers trained to tackle homophobic bullying

New YouGov polling released today by Stonewall shows that teachers are still failing to tackle homophobic bullying in Britain’s schools. The Teachers’ Report 2014 polled nearly 2,000 school staff and reveals that fewer than one in ten (eight per cent) primary school teachers and fewer than one in five (17 per cent) secondary school teachers […]

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Former Oxford UKIP Chair calls for Grindr to be banned

An MEP candidate, formerly the chair of the Oxford branch of UKIP has called for Gringr to be banned to stop MPs ‘violating democracy’. Dr Julia Gasper quit the job of chair after remarks she made saying some homosexuals prefer sex with animals and branding gay rights a ‘lunatic’s charter’. Now a candidate for the […]

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Disney pulls sponsorship to Scouts

The Walt Disney Company has announced it will cut its funding to the Boy Scouts of America in 2015 due to its homophobic policy. The organisation currently banns gay and lesbian parents and adults from becoming scout leaders as it wishes to ‘protect its members from paedophilia’, as one source states. Others say the organisation […]

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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 […]