Lily Parr

Birth: 26th April 1905 Place of Birth: St Helens, UK Nationality: British Job Title: Footballer, Factory Worker Partners: “Mary” Died: 24th May 1978, ST Helens Female football is still very much in the shadows. Most of us would be hard pushed to name a professional female player, let alone last year’s FA cup winners. Sexism […]

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Edward Carpenter

Birth: 29th September, 1844 Place of Birth: Brighton, England Nationality: British Job Title: Cleric, Writer, Gay Rights Pioneer Partners: Albert Fearbehough, George Adams, George Merrill Died: Surrey, 28th June 1929 Are the famous figures we know from history really the people who shaped our world or are they just the ones who marketed themselves the […]

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Tallulah Bankhead

Birth: 31st January 1902 Place of Birth: Alabama, USA Nationality: American Job Title: Stage and Screen Actress, Broadcaster, Icon Partners: Glen Andrews, Napier Aington, Anthony De Bosdar, John Emery (Husband), Patsy Kelly, James Kirkwood, Hattie McDonald, William Langford, Billie Holiday, Marlena Dietrich, Hope Williams, Katherine Cornell, Sybil Thorndike Many more unknown. Died: 12th December, 1968 […]

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Birth: Circa 1385 B.C. Place of Birth: Thebes (now Luxor) Egypt Nationality: Egyptian Job title: Pharaoh, High Priest of Ptah, Governor of Memphis, Royal Servant of Aten Partners: Queen Nefertiti (main wife), Merytaten (lesser wife), Kiya (lesser wife), Mekytaten (lesser wife), Ankhesenpaaten (lesser wife), Smenkhkare (male lover) Died: Circa 1335 B.C. Akhetaten Over time, stories […]

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Alfred Kinsey

Birth: 23rd June 1894 Died: 25th August 1956, New Jersey In their eagerness for knowledge, scientists have researched, theorised and tried to understand the world around us. We know why the sky is blue and the grass is green, why strawberries taste sweet and lemons taste sour. But for many years, one of the most […]

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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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Abraham Lincoln

Full Name: Abraham Lincoln Birth: 12th February 1809 Place of Birth: Kentucky, USA Nationality: American Job Title: Flatboat Crew, General Store Clerk, Postmaster, Lawyer, Politician, President Partners: Joshua Fry Speed, Mary Owens, Mary Todd, Cpt. David Derickson Died: 15th April 1865, Washington DC Some of the Gay Greats we feature in Fyne Times are rather […]

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LGBT people urged to consider fostering and adoption

2nd annual LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week could help meet desperate need for foster carers and adopters across the UK. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are being urged to consider adoption and fostering, ahead of the second annual LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week, which runs from 4th to 10th March 2013. Leading adoption […]

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Do you care?

Every child who comes into foster care is different.   There is no ‘typical’ child we place. Many have faced extreme difficulties. Some are from minority ethnic populations. Some have a range of special needs or display challenging behaviour. Some are in sibling groups which need to stay together wherever possible. All are looking for […]

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Victim Support – proudly supporting IDAHOT

Victim Support is one of the many businesses across the country that are proud to mark IDAHOT. The charity also has some great credentials when it comes to LGBT rights as   The latest Workplace Equality Index calculated by Stonewall ranks Victim Support as the top national charity and second best LGBT employer in the […]

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Mi Flamenco Presents: Incognito

Exciting, moving flamenco dance, powerful song, virtuoso guitar and cello – with lots of charm, imagination and theatre thrown in […]

Getting Life Back Up: An Interview with Elton Justice

Scotland-born Elton Justice spent three years of his life living in a country of the Far East (having previously lived […]

“Different, New, and Quite Dangerous”: An Interview with Jo Noble

Last year Jo Noble directed Oxford Playhouse’s 17|25 Young Company in Jane Eyre, which “got really good reviews”, she recalls. […]

LGBT Adoption and Fostering: “It Is Just Happening”

Ahead of LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week (5-11 March) we talk to the New Family Social’s James Lawrence – himself […]

A Shift Towards Equality: An Interview with Zoe Broughton

Sam Bennett Over 20 years ago, Oxford video journalist Zoe Broughton and Jamie Hartzell made a film about a group […]

The Spirit of Cilla: An Interview with Kara Lily Hayworth

After acting on screen and stage Kara Lily Hayworth has now risen to play one the UK’s best-loved national treasures. […]