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The Circus of Horrors at St David’s Hall

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The Circus of Horrors is back with a wonderfully weird celebration of the beautifully bizarre to celebrate its 25th anniversary in style at St David’s Hall on Saturday 14 March. After springing to life at Glastonbury in 1995, The Circus of Horrors then reached the Semi-Finals of Britain’s Got Talent in 2011. Subsequently they conquered the […]

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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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Nathaniel Hall: Letting Go of a Secret

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Actor and theatre-maker Nathaniel Hall, spoke to us in the middle of his tour of First Time, an autobiographical theatrical piece about how his first sexual experience at the age of 16 resulted in him contracting HIV. First Time seeks to educate and eradicate the stigma which comes along with Aids and HIV, which Nathaniel […]

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

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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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Stephen Bailey: Love, Lawyers and Lactose Intolerance

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Sam Bennett “I love Eamonn and Ruth,” Stephen Bailey says from a London coffee shop. With a pastel de nata on the go, he tells me he’s meeting with Eamonn later. I ask about the appeal of Holmes and Langsford, to him “the nation’s parents” he recently joined for Channel 5’s Do The Right Thing […]

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“We need to make sure this history is kept alive”

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Green Carnation Company Presents: My Night With Reg A fresh production of Kevin Elyot’s My Night With Reg, which premiered at London’s Royal Court in 1994, will tour to selected venues across the North and Midlands this spring. Funny, sad and sweet, Elyot’s groundbreaking comedy about the relationships of a group of gay men and […]

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“Lest we forget where we came from”

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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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Catherine Bohart: Saying Something

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Saying Something Sam Bennett  “Who with?” I ask Catherine Bohart, on learning about her plans to move house. Fellow comedian and her partner, Sarah Keyworth, she tells me. They already cohabit but this move will mark the first time they’ve lived together without anybody else. “Imagine,” resumes the Irish stand-up, “if I was calling you […]

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CUBITTS CREATE ONE-OFF PRIDE FRAME WITH FASHION DESIGNER AND LAMBETH MAYOR PHILIP NORMAL TO TACKLE LGBTQ+ HOMELESSNESS

Modern spectacle makers Cubitts have collaborated with fashion designer and the UK’s first openly HIV+ mayor, Philip Normal, to create a one-off pair […]

A New Chapter for Brighton’s Queer Cultural Innovators

Marlborough Productions, the company behind the Marlborough Pub & Theatre’s renowned cultural programme have ceased management of the historic LGBTQ+ […]

Schools OUT UK launches #PrideInEducation2020

Schools OUT UK launches #PrideInEducation2020 Schools OUT UK, the education charity working towards equality in education for LGBTQ+ people, today […]

Youth Pride MCR

LGBTQ+ charity takes engagement programme online with programme of workshops for 14+ LGBTQ+ young people and allies Manchester Pride is […]

Sidney & Friends on Prime

Sidney & Friends is now available on Amazon Prime Video, after more than 100 screenings in 28 countries, and winning […]

Klinko Sells Archive of Celebrity Photos for NHS COVID-19 Appeal

Acclaimed photographer, Markus Klinko is selling his ENTIRE archive of photographs, featuring everybody from David Bowie, Lady Gaga and Billie […]

Tally Spear Releases New Single

Tally Spear releases her brand new single ‘Can’t Find What I’m Looking For’, taken from her forthcoming EP due for […]

LGBTQIA+ History in Lockdown

Sue Sanders, chair of Schools OUT UK (the charity that launched LGBT+ History Month), stresses the importance of engaging with […]

Time to #BeKandid

Back in February we attended the sex-positive launch party of gender-free sex toy company Kandid, which is on a mission […]

LOVE IS NOT CANCELLED

A campaign to support the LGBTQ+ over 50s community that are most at risk, supported by queer nightlife Little Gay […]