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The Launch of Liverpool Pride 2014

Words by Sam Bennett I went to university in Liverpool and feel lucky to have studied in a city of culture, opportunity and abandoned umbrellas (it does get windy there). I left Liverpool earlier this year after completing my degree; I thoroughly enjoy going back to visit it and did so recently in order to […]

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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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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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Pet Shop Boys call for a universal pardon

The Pet Shop Boys are set to debut their latest orchestral work – A Man From the Future- at the Proms in July and they are using the work to highlight past indices towards gay men including the inspiration for the work, mathematician Alan Turing. Last Sunday was the 60th anniversary of Turning’s death and […]

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Oxford Pride 2014! – Saturday 7th June

“Inspired by a street party celebrating the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002, Oxford Pride has grown and evolved into the event it is today. Thanks in no small part to the continued support of the local Councils, gay pubs The Jolly Farmers and The Castle Tavern, and of course our dedicated and diverse community. “Pride […]

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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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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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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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LGBTs in Uganda prepare for the worse

LGBTs in Uganda are bracing themselves for arrest and harassment after the country’s president Yoweri Museveni signed stricter anti-gay laws into power on Monday. The new bill is officially named the Anti-Homosexual Bill and strengthens the current punishments for the ‘crime’ of homosexuality. LGBTs now risk life imprisonment if they are convicted. There is also […]

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Call for Commonwealth gay rights

Tuesday 14th February is set to be a day of demos for those calling on all Common Wealth countries to embrace gay rights. A mass kiss-in will take place in Trafalgar Square before a Valentine’s Day card will be delivered to the Queen at her home (Buckingham Palace).  At the moment, 41 Commonwealth countries have […]

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Frantic Assembly’s Othello

Frantic Assembly’s Othello explodes onto the stage with this electrifying ninety-minute take on Shakespeare’s most brutal and gripping thriller-tragedy of […]

Reading Pride set for a musical 2014

Since the first Reading Pride festival in 2003 attendance has grown steadily year on year. In the festival’s inaugural year, […]

Blood and love in the trenches

It has been 100 years since the Great War tore Europe apart and devastated a generation. The war included every […]

The Launch of Liverpool Pride 2014

Words by Sam Bennett I went to university in Liverpool and feel lucky to have studied in a city of […]

Last chance to vote for Sue!

Friend of Fyne Times Sue Sanders has been nominated for the Lifetime Achiever Award in the National Diversity Awards. Sue […]

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 […]