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“In ’76, I bought a car…”

Al Cane is a photographer, journalist, and former Labour town councillor for Faringdon, Oxfordshire. Also a DJ, he had myriad private parties and public events booked for last summer, but COVID put a stop to that. He reinvented himself as a busking DJ, taking battery-charged equipment out into Faringdon Town Centre to play tunes for marketgoers, raising funds for […]

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Queer Heritage South Launches Digital Museum

Credit: Sally Munt As museums across the country await reopening, Queer Heritage South are thrilled to launch an extensive new Queer Heritage South Digital Museum this month. Queer Heritage South is where LGBTQ+ heritage can be preserved, sourced and celebrated. This is not just a collection of exhibits but a comprehensive LGBTQ+ archive that the […]

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MANCHESTER PRIDE FESTIVAL 2021

LGBTQ+ Charity Launches Tickets for August Bank Holiday Festival With Prices Starting From As Little As £7.50 For Those On A Low Income.  Following last week’s announcement that Manchester Pride plans to hold a physical festival for LGBTQ+ people and their allies to come together to celebrate LGBTQ+ life in Greater Manchester over the August […]

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Britney Spears and Basic Rights

Julia Zahra Just days before the release of her brand-new album Remedy, we talk to LGBT+ artist Julia Zahra, the youngest ever winner of The Voice of Holland (2013), about her reflective lockdown. This past year has been challenging, she tells us from her Holland apartment, “I’ve learnt so much about myself. I live with my girlfriend, and […]

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Community Union

Community is the modern union for the changing world of work. We represent working people across every sector of the UK economy, from the self-employed to people working in finance or the third sector to those working in the early years sector. Thousands of people have taken the decision to join us, and together we […]

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Authorised Firearms Officer (AFO)

Our campaign for New Recruits to serve as Police Constable (PC) Authorised Firearms Officers at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) sites at Aldermaston and Burghfield (near Reading in Berkshire) is NOW OPEN for applicant registration and will close at midnight on Friday 12 February. No other locations will be offered to successful candidates, irrespective of any […]

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LGBT+ History Month 2021

Sue Sanders: Chair – Schools OUT UK, Professor Emeritus – The Harvey Milk Institute, Cofounder of LGBT+ History Month UK Photography: Nicolas Chinardet – zefrographica LGBT+ History Month is 16 years old, and in February 2021 will – like everything during the current COVID crisis – look somewhat different to previous years’ celebrations. We hope […]

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Fyne Meets Juno Dawson

By Jack Latham Juno Dawson’s books include the global bestsellers, This Book Is Gay and Clean. She is presently adapting her 2019 novel Meat Market for television. In 2014, she became a School Role Model for the charity Stonewall. Ahead of her appearance at The Coast Is Queer – for which she is joined by […]

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Victim Support

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At Victim Support, we’ve been providing more services to victims of crime through digital platforms and are keen to understand more about specific communities perceptions and experiences of accessing support after crime digitally. We’ve launched a survey to get feedback specifically from LGBT+ people that have experienced crime. The survey should take no longer than […]

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A Community Challenged

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LGBT+ History Month 2021 In 2020 and 2021, we’ve had the utmost sympathy for the young LGBTQIA+ people, locked down in spaces where their identities are not celebrated. We have lost our social LGBTQIA+ space, which frequently is the only safe space many young people have. But the pandemic is far from the only challenge […]

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Bourgeois & Maurice present

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Insane Animals Original Cast Recording Available on all music streaming platforms from Monday 1 March, 2021. ‘Ambitious and stuffed with talent… A screamingly camp, epic space opera.’ ★ ★ ★ ★  The Stage An epic joyride from the dawn of civilisation to the sequinned near future, Insane Animalsis a brand new musical comedy from the […]

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Home Sweet Body

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Ahead of their appearance The Coast is Queer, Brighton & Hove’s festival of LGBTQ+ literature, public speaker and mindfulness teacher, Valerie Mason-John discusses drugs, recovery, and black identity with Sam Bennett. Photo: Juan Luis Rod Dr Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John joins me on Zoom from Canada. It’s 9am there, they have just finished meditating – of […]

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COVID, Creativity, and Croquembouche Cones

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Credit: Tanaka Mhishi Tanaka Mhishi is a poet, playwright and performer who makes issue-based work. With a record of creating pieces which handle ‘tricky’ topics like sexual violence, masculinity, biphobia and race, Tanaka takes a bespoke, whole community approach; helping audiences have vital, difficult conversations one piece of art at a time. Ahead of his […]

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The Coast is Queer

Brighton & Hove’s LGBTQ+ literature festival goes online, 5-7 February 2021 The Coast is Queer, Brighton & Hove’s festival of […]

NEW QUEER PHOTOGRAPHY

EDITIED BY BENJAMIN WOLBERGS photo by Matt Lambert  “Art, more than anything, opens up the possibility of approaching one’s own sexuality beyond […]

ABOVE THE STAG

ON STAGE AND NOW PAGE Written by Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper, Above The Stag Theatre’s pantomimes for adults are a […]

Suberbia Spotlight Series

Manchester Pride Supports 11 Local Talent With Series Of Commissions From Marginalised LGBTQ+ Artists And Communities  Visual art, dance, mental […]

TOP DANCERS UNITE TO END HIV STIGMA

DANCERS from some of the world’s leading ballet companies will be screening original works this World AIDS Day in a […]

The Pink Singers release live album for their LGBT+ fans during lockdown

The Pink Singers, London’s leading LGBT+ choir, have released their latest new album ‘The Pink Singers – Live from Cadogan […]

Trans Rights are Human Rights and The Role of Pride in Race Equality

Call for high powers and communicators to speak up amidst race and BAME discrimination as a mark of solidarity and […]

LGBTQIA+ THEATRE FESTIVAL ‘TURN ON FEST’ TO RETURN JANUARY 2021

Collaborative LGBTQIA+ Theatre festival to return after a successful launch 2020. Created in partnership with Hope Mill Theatre and Superbia it will explore […]

From A Heart Like Wet Cement: The Messy Truth with Caroline Bird

To mark National Poetry Day at the very beginning of this month, we spoke to London-based poet, playwright and author, Caroline […]

“People who Work Outside Don’t Feel The Cold” Lucy Spraggan Talks Choices Childhood and Chocolate

English Singer-songwriter Lucy Spraggan has come a long way since appearing on the X-Factor back in 2012. Now approaching the release of […]