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Warwick rowers strip for equality

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The multiple award-winning and globally acclaimed Warwick Rowers announce the official launch of their 2017 calendar with the release of a viral video and a whole range of new products on their website at warwickrowers.org.  All profits go to charity and this year, with the help of Visit Britain, the hunky athletes have been able to […]

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Anastacia at St David’s Hall

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POP legend Anastacia brings her remarkable voice to St David’s Hall on The Ultimate Collection tour on Saturday 4 June. But hurry – tickets go on sale at 9am this Friday (4 November) and are expected to sell fast! With over 30 million worldwide sales to her name, the charismatic American singer-songwriter will reel off […]

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“Embracing the freaks”

The current UK tour of Rocky Horror comes to New Theatre Oxford 13th-31st December.

Sam Bennett sits down with Charlie Condou at the Randolph Hotel, the venue for the Rocky Horror Show Oxford launch, to discuss same sex families, Coronation Street, and feeling different… “There wasn’t anything for same sex families events wise,” Charlie Condou says of life before he set up Out with the Family, an initiative described […]

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Simon Cowell says sorry for back door joke

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X factor judge Simon Cowell has said sorry after he seemingly joked about a TV presenter’s sexuality and caused upset among many viewers. Simon was appearing on the X Factor spin-off show Xtra Factor when the comment was made by the 57 year-old music mogul, which is co-hosted by openly gay singer and previous contestant […]

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A Rocky Horror Christmas!

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The cast of The Rocky Horror Show weren’t over at the Frankenstein Place on 22nd September – they were at the Randolph Hotel to promote their Christmas run in Oxford! Actress and model Georgia May Foote (who plays Columbia) and S Club 7’s Paul Cattermole (who plays Eddie/Dr Scott) were joined by three of the […]

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The Pink Festival

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During the first weekend of September, The Pink Festival will be headlined by Andy Bell – best known as the charismatic front man of enduring electropop duo Erasure – in an unmissable show at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Born and brought up in Peterborough, Andy became Patron of Dhiverse in 2015, a charity established some […]

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Christian Voice slams Tom Daley and Caster Semenya

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Openly homophobic UK ‘prayer group’ Christian Voice has found itself back in the news after a long absence by stating that Caster Semenya is not a woman and Tom Daley’s career has been hindered by his ‘choice’ to be gay. Christian Voice, which sparked the start of the Bourne Free event when it organised an […]

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The UK’s biggest seaside party returns this Saturday!

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The annual Brighton Pride community parade is one of the biggest and most colourful and exciting visual events in the city’s calendar bringing the whole community out to Brighton & Hove’s streets with over 200,000 people participating and watching the spectacle in all its outrageous colour. The theme of the 2016 parade, which takes place on […]

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The Danish Girl Available on Blu-Ray and DVD

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With love comes the courage to be yourself in The Danish Girl, coming to Blu-ray™ and DVD on May 16 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener, the remarkable love story is “exquisite” according to Empire. The Danish Girlon Blu-ray™ and DVD comes with an exclusive behind-the-scenes […]

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Rocky Horror Returns to Oxford

Directed by Christopher Luscombe and featuring timeless classics – including ‘Sweet Transvestite’, ‘Damnit Janet’, and of course, the pelvic-thrusting ‘Time […]

LGBT Adoption – “The positives totally outweigh the negatives”

Ian and Jason’s story on adopting through Coram Cambridgeshire Adoption Where it all began… “We had talked about having children […]

The Journey to Acceptance

Life as the director of a Muslim funeral parlour isn’t always easy, but Ayesha has things pretty sorted. She and […]

Andrea Gibson: Hard Truths

The winner of the first ever Women of the World Poetry Slam talks Trump, guns and Christianity with Sam Bennett […]

“Bitch, This Boy Can Sing”

In 2015 Seann Miley Moore moved from Australia to London, in order to take part in The X Factor UK. He walked onstage […]

Policing, Safe Spaces and this Challenging World

Dr Clifford Williams joined the “extremely homophobic” police force in 1987. He recalls his training, which saw the Sexual Offences […]

A Queer Céilí at the Marty Forsythe

Written by Dominic Montague and directed by Paula McFetridge, A Queer Céilí at the Marty Forsythe is an exciting new […]

Matt Cain: Pop, Persecution and Politics

In a week that also saw him meet Michelle Visage after watching her as Miss Hedge in the wonderful musical […]

LGBT History Month

Philip Baldwin, LGBT/HIV activist When I was sitting my GCSEs and A-levels at school, around the turn of the millennium, […]

Our Hidden Histories

2015 marked the tenth anniversary of LGBT History Month in the UK. Playwright in residence for LGBT HM, Stephen M […]