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Joel Harper Jackson Stepping Up to the Play

Northern actor Joel Harper-Jackson has recently taken over the role of M (originally played by Taron Egerton) in COCK the play in London’s West End, alongside Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey. Originally the understudy, Joel had to step in mid-show to take over from Taron in the first preview. Here, we discuss this immense pressure and how […]

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The Pride Guide

We’ve gathered our favourite 2022 Pride Events – with many returning for the first time since before the pandemic – spanning across the whole of the country. Take your pick this Pride Season; there’s certainly plenty to choose from…   Oxford Pride 4 June 2022 Oxford Pride is an important event that celebrates the LGBTIQ+ […]

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Fynest Reads: Mostly Books

An Award-Winning Independent Bookshop, Mostly Books, based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire got in touch for this edition’s Fynest Reads. They shared with us their favourite LGBTQIA+ literature, from Fiction to non, and old to new.   Nonfiction   Bad Gays: A Homosexual History by Huw Lemmey, Ben Miller  ISBN: 9781839763274 Price: £20.00 Following on from their […]

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Queer Tattoo

In recent years, having received a considerable boost by social media, a young and dynamic scene has emerged that is dedicated to what has become known as queer tattooing. This special community, which is growing steadily, has been born out of a desire to break with the hierarchies and patriarchal structures of traditional tattoo art. […]

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TART Pride

A “gorgeously queer” new festival is coming to Oxford! Local not-for-profit events company T(ART) Productions are putting on a brand new festival called T(ART) Pride from 1 – 24 July. The festival promises to be a fabulous month of workshops, performances, and social events for LGBTQIA+ people and their allies in Oxford. T(ART) Pride asks […]

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Understanding The Conversion Therapy Ban

What is Conversion Therapy?   Conversion therapy tries to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The ‘therapy’ itself can look wildly different place-to-place as people who force it on others don’t really know what they’re doing. Some of these might look like:   pseudo-scientific counselling sessions  pain-inducing “aversion therapy”  being induced to ingest “purifying” substances  threatening […]

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Tropicana Queer Comedy Cabaret makes its Oxford Debut

Join queer cabaret icon and performance tour-de-force Aidan Sadler as they take you on the award winning journey to Tropicana!   Nothing is safe from ridicule so be led on an exploration of body image, heteronormativity and sometimes wearing a dress round the house on a muggy day.  At Tropicana audiences will experience belting 80’s synth-pop nostalgia […]

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Finding Somewhere to Belong

Somewhere To Belong, a funny and gloriously unsubtle theatre show about bisexuality that amplifies the voices of those who are attracted to more than one gender and seeks to stamp out biphobia – is coming to The Old Fire Station in Oxford on 12 May. Here, we spoke to writer and performer Kim Scopes to […]

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Ginny Lemon at The Jolly Farmers, Oxford

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Ahead of their show at The Jolly Farmers, Oxford – and amidst a UK drought – Ginny Lemon talks to Sam Bennett about cake, opening the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, their new album Tonic, and non-binary representation. How are you coping in this muggy and dry weather? Extremely well, I love the sun!   An opening […]

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Review: How to live a jellicle life

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30 July @ Old Fire Station, Oxford  “Show some respect,” Linus Karp scolds a laughing spectator. He’s got a point, this is the funeral of Gus the Theatre Cat after all, but we just chuckle more. In fact, there are few points in Karp’s How to live a jellicle life where I’m not at least […]

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Sea Wall comes to Margate Pride 2022

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The first queer production of critically-acclaimed Sea Wall will premiere at the Turner Contemporary in collaboration with Margate Pride this August. Written by Olivier and Tony- award winning Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, National Theatre; Birdland, Royal Court Theatre), Sea Wall is being brought to life by a female-led […]

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Review: London, Paris, Amsterdam By Jahmar Ngozi

Review: London, Paris, Amsterdam By Jahmar Ngozi

★★★★ 16 July @ The Old Fire Station, Oxford Jahmar Ngozi is not onstage long before paying tribute to tonight’s venue, and its mission of bringing art to people from all backgrounds. Unfortunately, as I applaud the Old Fire Station with Ngozi and the audience, I manage to launch my pen into the next row. Note-taking […]

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“A Legacy for Huddersfield”

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Anniversary of the UK’s first National Pride marked with a new portrait exhibition in Huddersfield The UK’s first ever National Pride took place in Huddersfield on 4 July 1981. To mark the 41st anniversary, a newly-commissioned portrait exhibition by internationally-acclaimed photographer Ajamu X opens in Huddersfield. The free exhibition, entitled The Day The World Came […]

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Pride In Newbury

Corn Exchange Newbury is excited to announce Pride in Newbury, a LGBTQ+ film festival programmed in association with Newbury Pride, […]

Dismissed Veterans to March At Pride 50

On the 1st of July LGBT+ military charity Fighting With Pride announced that LGBT+ Armed Forces veterans have accepted an […]

Lord Etherton as Chair of independent review into impact of Armed Forces ‘gay ban’

Today [22 June], the Government announced that The Rt Hon The Lord Etherton QC will chair an LGBT Veterans Independent […]

The UK Prison System on Stage

Cell Outs is a dark comedy written and performed by two ex-prison officers. It follows the true experiences of two […]

FORMS OF INTIMACY: A CELEBRATION OF PRIDE

Forms of Intimacy: A Celebration of Pride explores the concept of intimacy through the works of LGBTQIA+ photographers and artists […]

Queer Spaces

A Queer independent bookshop in Glasgow; an ice cream parlour in Cuba, where strawberry is the Queerest choice; a cathedral […]

LGBTQ Comedian of The Year Awards

Comedy Bloomers LGBTQ+ Comedian of the year is set for The Clapham Grand on June the 14th 2022. Fresh comedy […]

GREENE KING WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD AT RAINBOW HONOURS

Leading pub company and brewer Greene King’s LGBTQ+ employee led inclusion group, The Village Greene has been awarded the coveted […]

WorkPride 2022

With an increasing number of companies wanting to ensure LGBTQ+ inclusion at work, myGwork’s upcoming WorkPride 2022 is well-timed to […]

Pride in Education

5th Pride in Education conference set to combat prejudice and champion LGBTIQA+ inclusion. The international Pride in Education conference is […]