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Interview with The Aces

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With total global streams surmounting 200M+ and UK streams surpassing 18M+, The Aces are changing what it means to be an influencer and embodying what the modern woman has become. They have developed the ability to connect with the new generation of music listeners. Sisters Cristal and Alisa Ramirez (vocals/guitar and drums, respectively), McKenna Petty […]

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Waltzing The Blue Gods

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Award-winning international arts organisation, Jaivant Patel Company, considered one of the leading voices in South Asian LGBTQIA+ narratives, aims to change the status quo within dance and the wider arts sector by championing work by South Asian queer creatives whilst producing ground-breaking dance theatre.   Jaivant Patel points out that “on the wider contemporary dance, representation […]

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Disruptive Fashion

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Disruptive fashion brand 1133 debut in immersive theatrical performance for City of London’s Bartholomew Fair.  Artists take part in the debut performance of 1133 by Kit Green, an immersive theatrical runway show in Festival Gardens as part of the City of London’s revival of Bartholomew Fair. These images were taken on Friday 1 September 2023, […]

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He Who Drowned the World: Shelley Parker-Chan

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Asian Australian former international development adviser who worked on human rights, gender equality and LGBTQ+ rights in Southeast Asia, Shelley Parker-Chan couldn’t find what they were looking for in existing fantasy – queerness, or the big, character-driven emotional arcs that you find in romance – so they decided to write their own. He Who Drowned the […]

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The Death and Life of All of Us

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Victor Esses is a Queer Jewish-Lebanese-Brazilian theatre maker, writer and performer who looks at the difficult aspects of our lives and makes them seem more manageable. His newest show, The Death and Life of All of Us is a story of intergenerational shame, family secrets and history which has been in the making for 20 […]

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London Shopfronts

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London Shopfronts is an illustrated love letter to London and the vivacious and diverse independent shops that add colour to the Big Smoke. The book showcases some of the most loved and vibrant LGBTQ+ venues across the capital. From the wonderful Dalston Superstore bedecked with bunting, to Gay’s the Word, the first LGBTQ+ bookshop to […]

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Fynest Reads: This Arab Is Queer

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An Anthology by LGBTQ+ Arab Writers, Edited by Elias Jahshan.  This edition’s Fynest Read is a ground-breaking anthology of LGBTQ+ Arab writing, featuring the compelling and courageous memoirs of eighteen queer Arab writers – some internationally bestselling, others using pseudonyms. Here, we find heart-warming connections and moments of celebration alongside essays exploring the challenges of […]

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Kuoni Launches Its First LGBTQ+ Honeymoon Report

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From the Seychelles to Sicily, for the past ten years, destinations around the world have been welcoming LGBTQ+ couples on their honeymoon, ever since legislation was passed on 17 July 2013 to allow same-sex couples in England and Wales to marry. To celebrate the milestone anniversary, worldwide travel company Kuoni launched its first report, celebrating […]

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Your Dad Sells Avon IV

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Manchester’s favourite Queer Rave is back back back again and this time, we’re honouring our Queer Icons, who have paved the way, stood with or by us, carried and inspired us. This should not get lost in history and be forgotten about.  Being queer is to be an outsider at perpetual odds with the world […]

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Review: Shrek the Musical

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Shrek the Musical is bringing fun back to a September in Oxford which so far has been dominated by back-to-school-itis and weather woes. Do something lovely for the child in you or the child in your family and head to the New Theatre this week for two and a half hours of exceptional song, dance […]

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LGBTQ+ Musicians Experiences with Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

Musicians from LGBTQ+ communities face significant barriers and issues relating to discrimination, sexual harassment and concerns around physical, mental and […]

WIN! A Storydo Family Storybook

Storydo is a ground-breaking platform that allows all types of families to tell their unique story and celebrate their family, […]

Military Charity Fighting With Pride Flies The Flag For LGBT History Month

Liverpool’s HMS Eaglet will host a special Veteran’s Pride event this month celebrating the service of LGBT+ veterans and serving personnel in […]

Franco Labia: Space Pride

Queer engineer and founder and president of Space Pride, Franco Labia is on a mission to diversify the space industry, which […]

Sacha Polak on Silver Haze

Screening at BFI Flare later this year, Silver Haze reunites Dutch writer/director Sacha Polak with British actor Vicky Knight. Having […]

Capturing People’s Truth: Anais Stupka

Anais Stupka is a London-based, Georgian-Italian multimedia artist who grew up in 14 different parts of the world.    Her […]

Philip Baldwin meets Adrian Trett

“It’s a real challenge to be non-binary and open about it in sport.”  Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett is a Liberal Democrat politician […]

Fynest Reads: To Cage a God

To Cage a God combines two things that fascinate me: Russian history and mythology. The book’s backdrop of a brewing […]

LGBT+ History Month 2024

The 2024 theme celebrates LGBT+ peoples’ contribution to the field of Medicine and Healthcare both historically and today.  We want […]

Touch-Me-Not: Ian Humphreys 

Touch-Me-Not  Ian Humphreys     this flower  doesn’t belong  on the canal  hiding  in an airless tunnel  where no-one goes  before […]