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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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Review: The Comedy of Errors

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A soprano, alto, tenor, and bass open RSC’s latest rendition of The Comedy of Errors. Musicians Alex Saunders, Dunja Botic, Dale Harris, and David Jones test their handheld mics. “One, two, one two,” they each keep repeating, all at different points. Then, they sing: “One, two, one, two…” These words are sung often in Paddy […]

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We Must Protect LGBTQ+ Refuges Now

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LGBTQ+ asylum claimants have long faced challenges in the UK, from having to prove their sexuality or gender identify to Home Office officials, to facing sexual harassment and violence in detention centres. These claimants are amongst the most vulnerable in our society and we must shout as loudly as possible on their behalf. In 2019, […]

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Peter Tatchell

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Many-year Battles Hating Peter Tatchell is a feature documentary about the profound life story of the controversial human rights campaigner whose provocative acts of civil disobedience rocked the establishment, revolutionised attitudes to homosexuality and exposed tyrants in the fight for equality. Peter has been a friend of Fyne since the early days, so we couldn’t […]

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FYNE TIMES PARTNERS WITH OXFORD INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

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Oxford International Short Film Festival 2021 takes place 27 August-4 September. Last year Fyne Times proudly announced Grace Reinhold- Gittins’ Fortem winner of Best LGBTQIA+ Film at Oxford International Short Film Festival’s virtual awards ceremony. This year we’re delighted to be partnering with the festival once again. Here we supply a preview of the LGBTQIA+ […]

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THE ‘FASHIONABLE’ ALAN TURING

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REFLECTIONS OF ALAN TURING: A RELATIVE STORY For many, Alan Turing’s story is an inspiration, but given the numerous biographies in circulation what more can we learn about the man? Sir Dermot Turing’s Reflections of Alan Turing explores many topics typically connected to his work – including artificial intelligence, codebreaking, and security – debunking common myths and misconceptions […]

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What’s the Vibe?

“I kind of hit the curb, but it’s a bumper, it’s supposed to get bumped”, continues Kristine Flaherty – better known as singer […]

Looking Back on OFFBEAT FEST

Shortly before the beginning of the annual theatre, comedy, dance, spoken word, and music festival, OFFBEAT we got the chance […]

IDAHOBIT 2021

31 years ago – on May 17, 1990 – the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from the Classification of Diseases […]

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT)

The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is observed on 17 May, and was created in 2004 to draw […]

Victim Support

At Victim Support, we’ve been providing more services to victims of crime through digital platforms and are keen to understand […]

A Community Challenged

LGBT+ History Month 2021 In 2020 and 2021, we’ve had the utmost sympathy for the young LGBTQIA+ people, locked down […]

Bourgeois & Maurice present

Insane Animals Original Cast Recording Available on all music streaming platforms from Monday 1 March, 2021. ‘Ambitious and stuffed with […]

Home Sweet Body

Ahead of their appearance The Coast is Queer, Brighton & Hove’s festival of LGBTQ+ literature, public speaker and mindfulness teacher, […]

COVID, Creativity, and Croquembouche Cones

Credit: Tanaka Mhishi Tanaka Mhishi is a poet, playwright and performer who makes issue-based work. With a record of creating […]

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 […]