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Real Weddings: Jenny and Dani


Jenny: We got engaged in August 2016. When we first started to plan the wedding, we were looking at the end of 2017, and wanted to have a big party with all of our family and friends present. Unfortunately, in January 2017 Dani’s mum was taken seriously ill and it made us reassess our priorities […]

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Civil Partnerships and same-sex Weddings: an ironic route to equality


Toby Hamley   In the UK, civil partnerships were brought into law in 2004 to provide a means by which same-sex couples could access the benefits enjoyed by married heterosexual people: property rights, parental responsibility, tenancy rights, next-of-kin status, life insurance recognition etc. Also like its counterpart, civil partnerships were instituted with broadly the same […]

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Real Wedding: Ben and Richard

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Ben and Richard first met at a work conference, but didn’t enjoy their first date until years later, when Ben was working in pantomime, with Basil Brush. “Who knew that Basil Brush could be the very beginnings of a relationship?” Ben laughs. After Richard’s romantic proposal after a hectic trip to Disneyland Paris, the happy […]

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“Human Rights Trump Democracy”: Peter Tatchell

The first challenge to the ban on same-sex marriage in the UK (Westminster Register Office, 19 March 1992) © Peter Tatchell

The renowned human rights campaigner makes a welcome return to the pages of Fyne Times, to talk Harry, Meghan, and same-sex marriage with Sam Bennett. In 2004 you told Fyne Times you rarely relax – has that changed all these years on? Not really. I get between 1,000-2,000 messages most days – it’s a real […]

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The Shortlist For The 2024 Gaydio Pride Awards

Gaydio has announced the shortlist for the Gaydio Pride Awards 2024 with Hilton, a ceremony dedicated to recognising and celebrating […]

Effective Swiping: Online Dating Strategies

While online dating may seem straightforward, achieving meaningful connections is often not so simple. Many factors come into play, from […]

We Need Your Help – Please Write to Your MP

Thank you for your amazing support to FWP’s campaign for restorative justice for LGBT+ veterans affected by the ‘gay ban’ and for […]

Gaydio Pride Awards 2024

Gaydio have announced that The Gaydio Pride Awards 2024 with Hilton will take place on Friday 16th February 2024 – […]

Diversity Choir’s Nautical Adventure

London’s foremost LGBT+ chamber chorus “Diversity Choir” has announced a brand new repertoire for its winter concert – inspired by […]

Addressing The Challenges Faced By LGBTQ+ Veterans

A Path Towards Inclusion and Care By Jonathan Buckerfield, Deputy CEO and Head of Income Generation at Opening Doors In […]

Meeting Myra Dubois

The self-declared ‘siren of South Yorkshire’, Myra Dubois is righting a historical wrong by returning to Oxford following a covid-induced cancellation […]

The Making of Pinocchio

A true tale of love and transition told through the story of Pinocchio but set in a fictional film studio. […]

MyGwork’s WorkFair 2023

Organised by myGwork, the largest global LGBTQ+ talent platform, #WorkFair 2023 will return on 18 October featuring hundreds of jobs […]

What Makes Me: K Flay

Singer, musician, songwriter, and rapper Kristine Flaherty – otherwise known as K. Flay – has had a busy year so […]