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Proper Trousers: An Interview with Adam Kashmiry

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Sam Bennett “You were born a girl, in the traditional sense, in Egypt,” I say to Adam Kashmiry, not quite sure of my terminology, “but you wanted to be a boy.” “Yes,” he says. Growing up in Egypt, his expressions of so-called masculinity were not accepted by others – the way he walked, talked and […]

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Number One in Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers List

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The National Assembly for Wales has been recognised as the 2018 UK leading employer for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the latest Stonewall Workplace Equality Index. The Assembly is the democratically elected body that represents the interests of Wales and its people, makes laws for Wales, agrees Welsh taxes and holds the Welsh […]

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Ryan & Liam Simpson-Trotman: “It’s About Being Brave and Bold”

Oxfordshire is undoubtedly blessed with a wealth of excellent chefs, but few have the kind of fierce passion and sheer artistry that Ryan and Liam Simpson-Trotman have. As the proprietors of one of Oxfordshire’s best restaurants, Orwells – near Shiplake – the pair have won numerous accolades including four AA rosettes, and in our opinion, […]

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A Fyne Chat with Charlie Healy

Charlie Healy auditioned for ‘X Factor’ in 2009 as part of Harmony Hood, managing to get to the judges’ houses stage of the competition. In 2010 he returned to the show as a member of Nu Status that made it through to boot camp. Returning again in 2011 as part of The Keys, Charlie was […]

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Christian Adore and Eaton Messe: Wholesome Drag

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Francesca Forristal sits in Oxford’s Jam Factory with a liquorice tea, talking tattoos and her interest in what makes a song or music artist queer, when her friend and comedy partner Ed Scrivens hurries into view. “Oh, wigs, wigs, the wigs, can I see? Can I see?” she says, in reference to what he’s carrying. […]

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Ten Questions: Bianca Del Rio

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We ask the ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season six winner about Lewis Hamilton, wardrobe malfunctions and Valentine’s Day ahead of her Birmingham Symphony Hall gig this July. You’ve performed ‘Blame it on Bianca Del Rio’ shows in Australia and New Zealand, as well as Asia. Was there one particular gig you enjoyed the most? It would […]

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The Trouble Boys: A Q&A with E.R. Fallon

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Irish-American novelist E.R. Fallon has written a compelling historical crime drama. The Trouble Boys paints a vivid picture of 1940s and 1950s gangland New York, and explores the deadly consequences of loyalty to family and friends. Here the author tells us a little bit more… You’ve dedicated The Trouble Boys to your family. Could you […]

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I Love You Too Much: An Interview with Alicia Drake

Sam Bennett The now UK-based Alicia Drake once resided in Paris. Her children’s preschool was on the other side of the Jardin du Luxembourg to where the family lived, so every day she’d walk back and forth across the Jardin, around which there are lots of senior schools and thus a lot of teenagers. The […]

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Caerphilly Youth Services launch LGBTQ+ Youth Group

Caerphilly Youth Services, Basement team run Caerphilly Borough’s only specific LGBTQ+ group for young people, providing a safe and confidential environment where young people are able to express their true selves, whilst meeting other young people that share the same experiences and issues. The group is for any young people aged 11-25 that identify as […]

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Exeter Pride: Celebration!

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Exeter’s 10th LGBT Pride has announced the theme of this year’s event; celebration! Exeter Pride is one of the South West’s biggest celebrations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) communities in the region and a key annual event in the city’s calendar. Events include a colourful rainbow flag parade from the St Sidwell […]

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Improving the Much-loved Marlborough

For the past ten years, the Marlborough Pub & Theatre in Brighton has put on “work which is at the […]

Speaking Out: Gareth Thomas

The openly gay ex-rugby player  talks homophobia, bullying, and his upcoming Beauty and the Beast panto gig. Since retiring from […]

Adoption: “Life Does Change but Nothing is Missed”

Coram Adoption tell us about Paul and Mark, who adopted their son Stephen in 2013, as we mark National Adoption […]

Men’s Health and Movember: “An Everlasting Difference”

  The Movember Foundation tackles men’s health on a global scale, year round. Millions have joined the movement, raising over […]

HIV Diagnoses Fell by 17% Across the UK Last Year

As Fyne Times readers may know I was diagnosed with HIV in January 2010, when I was 24 years old. […]

Be a Better Trans Ally

If you aren’t trans yourself, it can sometimes feel like you are walking on eggshells when talking to a trans […]

“Fully Happy”

Gabriel Barnes talks political conflict, being transgender, and the Albert Kennedy Trust Gabriel Barnes fled South Africa aged 16, and […]

A Homotopian Rent Party

Sam Bennett During the 1920s Harlem Renaissance, poor African Americans – paid low wages yet asked for disproportionately high rent […]

“If I Sound Angry…”

Linda Bellos OBE talks racism, Thatcher and trans with Sam Bennett “My growing-up years were spent as a socialist and […]

“It’s not Black and White”

No Offence is a British Museum partnership touring exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967) which […]