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Fyne Meets Juno Dawson

By Jack Latham

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

Valerie Mason John by Cesar Forcadell

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

Credit: Tanaka Mhishi

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

Ellie Fiore, Mitchell Lathbury, Matthew Ferdenzi, Matthew Baldwin Philip Lawrence in Sleeping Beauty - One Little Prick - photo by Derek Drescher

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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Samra Habib: Encouraging a Choir of Voices

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A memoir of hope, faith and love, Samra Habib’s We Have Always Been Here starts with growing up as part of a threatened minority sect in Pakistan, and follows her arrival in Canada as a refugee, before escaping an arranged marriage at 16. When she realised she was queer, it was yet another way she […]

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I said “look, I’m trying to find lesbians…”

Sue Sanders, LGBT HM chair

LGBT History Month 2020: A Chat with the Chair Sam Bennett LGBT History Month has taken place in February since 2005. An initiative launched by charity Schools OUT – which aims to make educational institutions safe for LGBT people – its 16th incarnation launched at Oxford’s Pitt Rivers and Museum of Natural History in November. […]

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“Lest we forget where we came from”

Fighting With Pride

It is incredible to think how far the British Armed Forces have evolved since 12 January 2000 when their law barring service by lesbian, gay and bi people was finally repealed. With the 20th anniversary comes celebration and pride in what has been achieved, pride that all three armed forces have been Stonewall Top 100 […]

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Edalia Day: Loved and Not Put Up With

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“I really feel like I do, actually,” says Edalia Day when asked if they think of themselves as someone who understands love. “Throughout my life I had it in my head that if you’re openly trans you’ve got no chance of ever being in love,” the 34-year-old resumes, attaching this to media stories and online […]

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Dean Atta: Fear, Flamingos and Fairytale Endings

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Dean Atta rings in the morning after a drag show at Kings Place, “a bit on the comedown from it. You get a lot of adrenaline when you do drag performances,” says the spoken word poet, “and then afterwards you’ve got the makeup on your eyes that you didn’t wipe off, I’ve still got nail […]

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Review: The Comedy of Errors

A soprano, alto, tenor, and bass open RSC’s latest rendition of The Comedy of Errors. Musicians Alex Saunders, Dunja Botic, […]

We Must Protect LGBTQ+ Refuges Now

LGBTQ+ asylum claimants have long faced challenges in the UK, from having to prove their sexuality or gender identify to […]

Peter Tatchell

Many-year Battles Hating Peter Tatchell is a feature documentary about the profound life story of the controversial human rights campaigner […]

FYNE TIMES PARTNERS WITH OXFORD INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Oxford International Short Film Festival 2021 takes place 27 August-4 September. Last year Fyne Times proudly announced Grace Reinhold- Gittins’ […]

THE ‘FASHIONABLE’ ALAN TURING

REFLECTIONS OF ALAN TURING: A RELATIVE STORY For many, Alan Turing’s story is an inspiration, but given the numerous biographies in […]

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 […]

“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 […]