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National Festival of LGBT History returns this month

LGBT History Month

This February, the National Festival of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans History will return bringing a host of nationwide events on the topic of LGBT history and celebration – promoting equality and diversity for the benefit of the public. The theme of this year’s festival is titled Geography: Mapping the World; commemorating the 30th anniversary […]

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Roxxxan: “I’m Not Backing Down”

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Hailing from Birmingham, at the age of 20 Roxxxan took up an internship for a record label in London after an uninspiring stint working in makeup. After jumping onstage for an impromptu performance during a DJ set by Skream, the laid-back, yet animated and passionate – oh, and openly bisexual – rapper was rubbing shoulders […]

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Out of the Closet: An Interview with Jude Adams

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“I was a closeted singer,” states 58-year-old Jude Adams. As a child and teenager, she says, she knew she could hold a tune, but she kept her vocal ability hidden for decades – not singing publicly until she was 50. “I have very high expectations of myself, and I thought my voice had to be […]

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An International Haven: Graces Cricket Club

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Sam Bennett   “Pretty good” is the term Chris Sherwood applies to Graces Cricket Club’s latest season. It’s not been a classic, the player admits, “but we’ve won more than we’ve lost”.   Founded in 1996, Graces are – to the best of their knowledge – the world’s first and only gay cricket team. Based in Greenford, […]

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Bianca Del Rio: “Anything is possible in America”

Bianca Del Rio: “Anything is possible in America”

Sam Bennett    “Your stand-up routines are quite confrontational,” I point out to Roy Haylock, more famous as Bianca Del Rio. The RuPaul’s Drag Race winner cackles and describes my statement as “genius”. Yes, he confirms, his routines are confrontational. Part of the drag industry for 21 years now, he thinks back to earlier club gigs, […]

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Wales’ number one panto, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, sees record sales ahead of opening performances!

Wales’ number one panto, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, sees record sales ahead of opening performances!

Cardiff’s New Theatre, home to Wales’ number one family pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, has already exceeded record sales to date before this year’s must-see run has even begun. Demand for this year’s production, which stars Samantha Womack, Gareth Thomas, Mike Doyle, Chico, Tam Ryan and Stephanie Webber, has been exceptional with limited […]

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Pink Singers Raise the Roof on World AIDS Day

Pink Singers Raise the Roof on World AIDS Day

This year’s ‘World AIDS Day Concert’ with The Pink Singers will raise support for the National AIDS Trust, and will include guest singers and Rainbow Singers Across Borders – the Croydon-based voluntary self-help group for LGBT asylum seekers who are fleeing persecution of oppressive homophobic/transphobic regimes. Over 50 Pink Singers will be singing a mixture […]

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Tesco proud to support Pride in London

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Tesco will be ‘Bursting with Pride’ on 8 July as it supports Pride in London with stores across London joining in the annual LGBT festival Tesco’s Regent Street Metro have already kicked off celebrations with exclusive pre-Pride events, including performances from the London Gay Men’s Chorus, a pop-up bar serving rainbow inspired cocktails and a […]

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Merthyr’s First LGBT+ Club Night

Merthyr's First LGBT+ Club Night

To celebrate LGBT+ history month, Hope Not Hate and Visible Merthyr are organising a unique historical moment in Merthyr’s history – the Welsh town’s first LGBT+ club night. The team are still putting a call out to performers, such as DJs (soul, disco and funk), musicians, artists, drag performers, film makers (there is space to project […]

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The Rocky Horror Show: Fyne meets Riff Raff

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Kristian Lavercombe portrays Riff Raff in the current tour of the Rocky Horror Show, playing in Oxford from 13th-17th & 27th-31st December. Fyne got in touch with Kristian to discuss fans, looking haggard and Richard O’Brien… You’re currently in Italy with the Rocky Horror tour. Is the show received differently depending on what country you’re […]

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Improving the Much-loved Marlborough

For the past ten years, the Marlborough Pub & Theatre in Brighton has put on “work which is at the […]

Speaking Out: Gareth Thomas

The openly gay ex-rugby player  talks homophobia, bullying, and his upcoming Beauty and the Beast panto gig. Since retiring from […]

Adoption: “Life Does Change but Nothing is Missed”

Coram Adoption tell us about Paul and Mark, who adopted their son Stephen in 2013, as we mark National Adoption […]

Men’s Health and Movember: “An Everlasting Difference”

  The Movember Foundation tackles men’s health on a global scale, year round. Millions have joined the movement, raising over […]

HIV Diagnoses Fell by 17% Across the UK Last Year

As Fyne Times readers may know I was diagnosed with HIV in January 2010, when I was 24 years old. […]

Be a Better Trans Ally

If you aren’t trans yourself, it can sometimes feel like you are walking on eggshells when talking to a trans […]

“Fully Happy”

Gabriel Barnes talks political conflict, being transgender, and the Albert Kennedy Trust Gabriel Barnes fled South Africa aged 16, and […]

A Homotopian Rent Party

Sam Bennett During the 1920s Harlem Renaissance, poor African Americans – paid low wages yet asked for disproportionately high rent […]

“If I Sound Angry…”

Linda Bellos OBE talks racism, Thatcher and trans with Sam Bennett “My growing-up years were spent as a socialist and […]

“It’s not Black and White”

No Offence is a British Museum partnership touring exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967) which […]