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THE ‘FASHIONABLE’ ALAN TURING

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REFLECTIONS OF ALAN TURING: A RELATIVE STORY For many, Alan Turing’s story is an inspiration, but given the numerous biographies in circulation what more can we learn about the man? Sir Dermot Turing’s Reflections of Alan Turing explores many topics typically connected to his work – including artificial intelligence, codebreaking, and security – debunking common myths and misconceptions […]

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Queer Heritage South Launches Digital Museum

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Credit: Sally Munt As museums across the country await reopening, Queer Heritage South are thrilled to launch an extensive new Queer Heritage South Digital Museum this month. Queer Heritage South is where LGBTQ+ heritage can be preserved, sourced and celebrated. This is not just a collection of exhibits but a comprehensive LGBTQ+ archive that the […]

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Victim Support

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At Victim Support, we’ve been providing more services to victims of crime through digital platforms and are keen to understand more about specific communities perceptions and experiences of accessing support after crime digitally. We’ve launched a survey to get feedback specifically from LGBT+ people that have experienced crime. The survey should take no longer than […]

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A Community Challenged

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LGBT+ History Month 2021 In 2020 and 2021, we’ve had the utmost sympathy for the young LGBTQIA+ people, locked down in spaces where their identities are not celebrated. We have lost our social LGBTQIA+ space, which frequently is the only safe space many young people have. But the pandemic is far from the only challenge […]

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LGBT+ History Month 2021

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Sue Sanders: Chair – Schools OUT UK, Professor Emeritus – The Harvey Milk Institute, Cofounder of LGBT+ History Month UK Photography: Nicolas Chinardet – zefrographica LGBT+ History Month is 16 years old, and in February 2021 will – like everything during the current COVID crisis – look somewhat different to previous years’ celebrations. We hope […]

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Home Sweet Body

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Ahead of their appearance The Coast is Queer, Brighton & Hove’s festival of LGBTQ+ literature, public speaker and mindfulness teacher, Valerie Mason-John discusses drugs, recovery, and black identity with Sam Bennett. Photo: Juan Luis Rod Dr Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John joins me on Zoom from Canada. It’s 9am there, they have just finished meditating – of […]

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COVID, Creativity, and Croquembouche Cones

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Credit: Tanaka Mhishi Tanaka Mhishi is a poet, playwright and performer who makes issue-based work. With a record of creating pieces which handle ‘tricky’ topics like sexual violence, masculinity, biphobia and race, Tanaka takes a bespoke, whole community approach; helping audiences have vital, difficult conversations one piece of art at a time. Ahead of his […]

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Schools OUT UK, launches a landmark competition to design the LGBT+ History Month Badge for 2022

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Every year since its launch in 2004, LGBT+ History Month raises vital funds for its work to make schools safe and inclusive for everyone through the sale of its iconic annual badge. Each year the design is distinctive, linking to the year’s National Curriculum theme. Until now the design has been created by university design […]

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A New Chapter for Brighton’s Queer Cultural Innovators

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Marlborough Productions, the company behind the Marlborough Pub & Theatre’s renowned cultural programme have ceased management of the historic LGBTQ+ Brighton venue. The company will instead, present their internationally recognised performances, parties and community gatherings at venues and spaces in Brighton & Hove. Many events are to be held within the atmospheric surroundings of The […]

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20 Years on From Lift-Off

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In January 2000, the ban on gay personnel serving in the armed forces was lifted. Twenty years on from the abolition of the ‘gay ban’, we speak to Sgt Craig Rudyk-Smith, who joined the Royal Air Force after the ban was lifted, and Flt Lt Tamsin Wakeham, who joined before and re-joined shortly afterwards. Both […]

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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. […]

Where could a career with the MDP take you?

The Ministry of Defence Police delivers a specialist armed policing service, to protect the nation’s defences and national infrastructure. From […]

Fighting With Pride: Cenotaph

LGBT+ veterans to remember the fallen at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday for the first time .  It has been announced that […]

PALAVER Festival

A pioneering new LGBTQ+ arts festival specifically for children and families comes to Cambridge Junction 10am-5pm, Thursday 28th October, 2021.    Fatt Projects and Cambridge Junction present PALAVER Festival, […]

WE ARE READY TO OPEN ONCE MORE!

MONDAY 20 – SATURDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2021   The iconic hit musical Priscilla has more glitter than ever before, featuring a dazzling array […]

Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert

At the New Theatre Oxford until Saturday 28 th August A standing ovation is how Priscilla Queen of the Desert concluded last […]

Glow Your Own

Cj Zangerle Murray is an Argentine/English queer, trans, visual artist, musician and educator based in the North East, with an […]

From Caliban to Batman

Shakespeare and superheroes with Inua Ellams Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is a UK-based poet, playwright and performer who has written for […]

Illustrating LGBTQ+ Lives

Didcot’s Cornerstone Arts Centre have been working with illustrator Jess Bolam to shine a light on the experiences of Oxfordshire’s LGBTQ+ community. Following a series of […]

Lucy Spraggan On Choices, Childhood and Chocolate

English Singer-songwriter Lucy Spraggan has come a long way since appearing on the X-Factor back in 2012. Now approaching the release of her […]