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Lauren Bacall – 1924-2014

US film actress and gay rights advocate Lauren Bacall has died at the age of 89 at her home due to a suspected stroke. Born on the ‘wrong side of the tracks’ in Brooklyn, Lauren was discovered at the early age of 19 and when she was a part-time model. The wife of Director Howard […]

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The Saturdays – Living for the weekend

It has been seven years since Una Healy, Rochelle Humes, Mollie King, Frankie Sandford and Vanessa White joined forces to become The Saturdays, in the process becoming one of modern pop music’s great success stories. And now, 18 smash hits later, the band are in the mood to celebrate what counts as genuine longevity in […]

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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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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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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 […]

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 […]

Lauren Bacall – 1924-2014

US film actress and gay rights advocate Lauren Bacall has died at the age of 89 at her home due […]

Same-sex marriage – conversions and cross-border hazards

Author Lauren Evans is family law solicitor at Kingsley Napley LLP and a member of the firm’s International Families & […]

Swindon & Wiltshire 7th Annual Pride: Saturday 9th August 2014

“We are really pleased to announce that, following a hard year of, fundraising, planning and organising next week see’s Swindon […]

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 […]