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Pardons Scheme Will Extend to All consensual Gay Sex Convictions Under Newly Abolished Laws

An increased amount of people will be eligible for a pardon for historical criminal convictions thanks to the new scheme soon to be put into place. Home Secretary Priti Patel is due to announce a plan to “right the wrongs of the past” including the deletion of the wrongful convictions of same-sex activity. This means that those […]

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THE NEW THEATRE PANTO IS BACK!

The New Theatre’s unmissable family pantomime is back.  The festive favourite Aladdin opens on Saturday 4 December 2021, featuring eye – popping special effects, stunning songs and dance and a lamp-load of laughter, promising a magic carpet ride for all the family. The colourful scenery and beautiful costumes will provide the perfect backdrop to the […]

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National Service of Remembrance

On Sunday 14th November Fighting With Pride was delighted to bring together a contingent of amazing LGBT+ Veterans for the National Service of Remembrance and to march past the Cenotaph as a visible cohort for the first time in history. Considering most of us hadn’t marched in decades we were in step most of the […]

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Jonny Woo’s All Star Christmas Cabaret

One of the UK’s most influential artists in alternative variety, and co-owner of East End LGBTQ+ performance venue The Glory, Jonny Woo welcomes in this year’s festive season with a raucous Christmas cabaret and sing-a-long at Battersea Arts Centre. Here, the performer tells Sam Bennett more about the show, as well as exciting London venues, […]

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Death, Love, Tea, and Queer Tales

Witty, haunting, and kind, Under the Whispering Door is a gift for troubled times. A warm hug of a story about a man who spent his life at the office – and his afterlife building a home. Here its author, TJ Klune answers Sam Bennett’s questions. Under the Whispering Door was hard for you to […]

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MINUTE TAKER RELEASES LONG-AWAITED SYNTH-POP ALBUM WOLF HOURS ON 28 JAN 2022 PRECEDED BY THE EMOTIVE SINGLE “LEAD YOU HOME” ON 14 JAN 2022 This year has seen independent Manchester-based musician Minute Taker (aka Ben McGarvey) perform live in front of thousands at Manchester Pride. Then After The Rain, his recent single featuring LGBTQ+ icon […]

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From Maths to Magic with Rhys Morgan

After an 18-month hiatus, Morgan & West are back on the road with their magic show for kids; and of course, any childish grown-ups who happen to be there! Here, one half of the duo – Rhys Morgan – tells a little more about what we can expect from the show as well as delving into his […]

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Real Weddings: Glyn and Gareth

In this Diversity Edition of Fyne Times, we hear from a couple who – despite health scares and a pandemic – chose 2020 to finally tie the knot after 44 years together. Glyn and Gareth tell us their 1,2,3 story and all about their wedding and beyond. First meeting back in 1977 in a Notting Hill gay […]

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Ringwood Library, Hampshire, Looking To Engage With LGBT+ Veterans

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Ringwood Library has recently launched a Veterans Hub Drop-In, welcoming all service leavers. The Hub meets every Thursday with two sessions, each providing a different aspect: between 10:00-12:00, we meet to discuss shared experiences, participate in activities (such as a monthly cooked brunch!) and access any help and information as needed. Currently, during the afternoon […]

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DWP Armed Forces Champions

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As part of the Armed Forces Covenant, the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) is transforming the way veterans and members of the Armed Forces Community are supported in accessing Jobcentre Plus services, with the introduction of Armed Forces Champions. Armed Forces Champions have specific responsibilities for supporting members of the Armed Forces Community and […]

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22nd Anniversary Of The Lifting Of The Ban On LGBT+ Personnel In The UK Armed Forces

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Today we acknowledge the 22nd anniversary of the lifting of the ban on LGBT+ personnel in the UK Armed Forces. Transgender personnel had been allowed to serve openly from January 1999. Much has been accomplished in the last year, but we still have a long way to go before LGBT+ Veterans and families impacted by that […]

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Somewhere To Belong

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Tuesday 25 – Friday 28 January 2022   The Crypt – VAULT Festival ‘They said “You’re Bi – you like your bread buttered on both sides”, but bread has nothing to do with sex! Butter, maybe, but I’m not so good with dairy…’  Following a successful run at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre, the award-winning Sycorax […]

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Review: Séayoncé at The Glory

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10 December 2021 – Sam Bennett Rudi Douglas sits at the piano, captivating London’s The Glory audience with a gorgeous rendition of ‘Silent Night’, as the towering vision that is Séayoncé watches unimpressed to the side of the stage. Before Douglas has got to the end of the song, the drag queen crosses the stage, […]

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JANET DEVLIN NEW EP ‘IT’S NOT THAT DEEP’ OUT NOW

Northern-Irish singer-songwriter has released her much-anticipated EP It’s Not That Deep on 10th December, a collection of songs (covers and originals) that […]

MyGwork Secures Additional £1.6m For Global Expansion

MyGwork, the  global business LGBTQ+ recruitment and networking platform,  has secured  £1.6 million  in the latest funding round led by  24Haymarket  to  grow […]

Awkward Productions presents: how to live a jellicle life

Following the success of Awkward Conversations With Animals I’ve F*cked (Underbelly Edinburgh 2018, King’s Head Theatre + National Tour 2019) […]

Fighting With Pride Poem

Anne Cook, Associate Member WRAC was compelled to put pen to paper and write this lovely poem, having seen LGBT+ […]

Welcome To Misscoteque

A very queer – womxn only – DIY club night built around dance, love, and connection.  Sunday 28th November 9pm […]

LGBT+ Adoptions

LGBT+ people still account for 1 in 6 adoptions in England in 2021, despite fall in numbers  Wales sees ‘problematic’ […]

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre Announces 90th Anniversary Season

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre have today confirmed their 2022 summer season, the venue’s 90th anniversary. The musical Legally Blonde […]

LGBT+ veterans to remember the fallen at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday

This Remembrance Sunday LGBT+ veterans will honour fellow servicemen and women at the National Service of Remembrance. It is the first […]

Elaine Chambers

My name is Elaine Chambers. Sadly, the career I intended to follow for my whole working life was dramatically cut short […]

Playful Promises

Playful Promises launch the world’s first lingerie collection alongside an award-winning asexual activist – and receive harrowing response. Playful Promises, an empowerment-driven […]