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Death, Love, Tea, and Queer Tales

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Witty, haunting, and kind, Under the Whispering Door is a gift for troubled times. A warm hug of a story about a man who spent his life at the office – and his afterlife building a home. Here its author, TJ Klune answers Sam Bennett’s questions. Under the Whispering Door was hard for you to […]

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Fynest Reads

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We’re very excited to kick off the first in our series of Fynest Reads, in which we’ll explore the very best of LGBTQIA+ Literature. Benjamin Alire Sáenz – author of the multi-award-winning international bestseller, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – is this October, set to release the highly-anticipated sequel, entitled Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World. Here, we find out a little more about it…  Publisher: Simon & Schuster […]

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GRIPPING DRAMA COMES TO THE NEW THEATRE!

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TUESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER – Saturday 2 OCTOBER 2021 Based on the book by the multi-million number 1 best-selling author Peter James, the thrilling Roy Grace series is back with the world premiere stage production of Looking Good Dead. Starring award-winning actor and EastEnders icon, Adam Woodyatt, and star of stage and screen Gaynor Faye (Emmerdale, Coronation Street, The […]

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From Caliban to Batman

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Shakespeare and superheroes with Inua Ellams Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is a UK-based poet, playwright and performer who has written for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and the BBC. The Actual is his fifth poetry release. With previous releases, he says, he always knew he was working towards some sort of book. This was not the case with The Actual, […]

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From a Heart Like Wet Cement

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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 Bird upon this year’s release of her sixth poetry collection, The Air Year. Here, she tells us about the impact poetry has had on her life from the age of just 13 when she first became immersed in writing.   Has lockdown given […]

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Fyne Meets Juno Dawson

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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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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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ABOVE THE STAG

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ON STAGE AND NOW PAGE Written by Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper, Above The Stag Theatre’s pantomimes for adults are a London institution, selling out every year and placing queer characters front and centre in popular fairytales, myths and adventures, combining wit, wonder and social satire with the best traditions of the great British panto. Now the […]

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Connection’s Conceivable Comeback

Connection's Conceivable Comeback

Recent surveys in the UK report that approximately one in three women deem themselves less interested in sex than they should be and one in four men believe they don’t last long enough in bed. In a nutshell, our sexpectations (beliefs that we hold consciously or unconsciously about sex, passed down through our upbringing, peer […]

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MyGwork Secures Additional £1.6m For Global Expansion

MyGwork, the  global business LGBTQ+ recruitment and networking platform,  has secured  £1.6 million  in the latest funding round led by  24Haymarket  to  grow […]

Awkward Productions presents: how to live a jellicle life

Following the success of Awkward Conversations With Animals I’ve F*cked (Underbelly Edinburgh 2018, King’s Head Theatre + National Tour 2019) […]

THE NEW THEATRE PANTO IS BACK!

The New Theatre’s unmissable family pantomime is back.  The festive favourite Aladdin opens on Saturday 4 December 2021, featuring eye […]

Fighting With Pride Poem

Anne Cook, Associate Member WRAC was compelled to put pen to paper and write this lovely poem, having seen LGBT+ […]

National Service of Remembrance

On Sunday 14th November Fighting With Pride was delighted to bring together a contingent of amazing LGBT+ Veterans for the […]

Jonny Woo’s All Star Christmas Cabaret

One of the UK’s most influential artists in alternative variety, and co-owner of East End LGBTQ+ performance venue The Glory, […]

Welcome To Misscoteque

A very queer – womxn only – DIY club night built around dance, love, and connection.  Sunday 28th November 9pm […]

LGBT+ Adoptions

LGBT+ people still account for 1 in 6 adoptions in England in 2021, despite fall in numbers  Wales sees ‘problematic’ […]

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre Announces 90th Anniversary Season

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre have today confirmed their 2022 summer season, the venue’s 90th anniversary. The musical Legally Blonde […]

LGBT+ veterans to remember the fallen at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday

This Remembrance Sunday LGBT+ veterans will honour fellow servicemen and women at the National Service of Remembrance. It is the first […]