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England’s Oldest Town Holds England’s Newest Pride Event

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Following on from the unanimous decision by the newly elected Abingdon Town Council to fly the Rainbow Flag from Abingdon’s County Hall in support of Oxford Pride, the town will host its own Pride event in two weeks. The town’s former council had opposed flying the flag in two separate votes back in 2016, which […]

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Two decades plus of safer LGBT+ communities in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

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Inspector Kirsten Troman from Hampshire Constabulary on International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.  Having the trust and confidence of transgender, bisexual, lesbian, gay and plus communities is key to our ability as police to tackling crime and protecting those who need our help. It’s an approach to policing that Hampshire Constabulary takes year-round, and […]

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Rhondda Cynon Taf showing support for IDAHOBIT.

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Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) and we celebrate this on May 17th as it commemorates the day in 1990 when the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from its list of mental diseases. This day celebrates and recognises sexual and gender diversity and Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is proud to be […]

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IDAHOBIT – Justice and Protection for all

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Nicola Stephens, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, National Assembly for Wales In recognition and celebration of the advances made towards improving LGBT rights, the theme for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) for 2019 is Justice and Protection for all. It is hard to believe that in 1990, just over 30 years ago, homosexuality […]

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“I Do” Declare… Wedding Looks, Tracks and Venues with Blair St. Clair

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Last year Blair St. Clair’s debut dance pop album Call My Life reached the number one spot on iTunes Dance and Billboard Dance & Electronic charts. She is also a former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant, providing one of season ten’s most poignant moments by revealing her first sexual experience was as a victim of a […]

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Andrea Gibson: Hard Truths

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The winner of the first ever Women of the World Poetry Slam talks Trump, guns and Christianity with Sam Bennett  Are you shy? I ask Andrea Gibson. The American spoken word performer laughs. “Yeah – I’m sort of a hermit when I’m home.” Where they live there are plenty of llamas, pigs and bunnies, “and […]

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Policing, Safe Spaces and this Challenging World

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Dr Clifford Williams joined the “extremely homophobic” police force in 1987. He recalls his training, which saw the Sexual Offences Act regarding homosexual activity taught via the mnemonic ‘POOF’s Charter’. For such activity to be lawful it had to be in private (P), practiced by those over 21 (O), and involving only two people (O) […]

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Our Hidden Histories

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2015 marked the tenth anniversary of LGBT History Month in the UK. Playwright in residence for LGBT HM, Stephen M Hornby, explains how in the years following its 2005 introduction, the initiative “bubbled along nicely as a sort of grassroots happening.” The charity spearheading things, Schools OUT, would “set a theme, tie it in with […]

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Isle of Wight Pride Returns!

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In 2017 the Isle of Wight saw its first ever Pride event and such was the success of the day a year later they are hosting UK Pride. Whilst it sounds like a success story, there were stumbling blocks and vocal public objectors to the first Pride that could so easily have caused organisers to […]

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UK Black Pride: “Come and celebrate with us”

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The UK Black Pride (UKBP) festival takes place on 8 July in London’s Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, between 12 noon and 8pm. Led by the unwavering Phyll Opoku-Gyimah (otherwise known as Lady Phyll), the team behind this wonderful celebration has swelled to match the diverse intersectional challenges faced by many in the wider community. Fyne Times caught up […]

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Review: Bat out of Hell

Bat out of Hell: the award winning musical featuring Jim Steinman and MeatLoaf’s Greatest Hits At the New Theatre, Oxford until Saturday 16th October Bat out […]

Queer In Brighton

Present…  Queer History Club(bing!) Vol #1  Sunday Oct 24th 4.30-8pm, Ironworks Studios 30 Cheapside, Brighton BN1 4GD  Queer In Brighton/Queer […]

Awards Ceremony to celebrate the achievements of older people in communities across Wales

Organised by Age Connects Wales, the inaugural Older Person’s Awards will be launched to celebrate the achievements of older people in communities […]

Anne Lister returns to Calderdale with Piece Hall Installation

On 26 September, a landmark sculpture of prominent 19th century diarist, landowner, entrepreneur, scholar, traveller, and lesbian, Anne Lister, was unveiled in […]

Switzerland votes to legalize same-sex marriage

Switzerland agreed to legalise civil marriage and the right to adopt children for same-sex couples by a nearly two-thirds majority […]

Altitude Set Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY SPECIAL EVENT IN UK & IRISH CINEMAS ON 29TH SEPTEMBER! Directed by: Ric Burns  ‘A multi-layered […]

SWEETHEART

Peccadillo Pictures Announces 24th September UK & Irish Theatrical Date For: Sweetheart A Film by: Marley Morrison  Film London, BFI, BBC […]

GRIPPING DRAMA COMES TO THE NEW THEATRE!

TUESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER – Saturday 2 OCTOBER 2021 Based on the book by the multi-million number 1 best-selling author Peter James, the […]

CICADA

PECCADILLO PICTURES ANNOUNCES 5TH NOVEMBERUK AND IRISH THEATRICAL & DIGITAL RELEASE DATE FOR: CICADA Directed by Kieran Mulcare and Matthew FiferWritten […]

Welsh University of the Year 2022

Cardiff University has been named Welsh University of the Year in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022. […]