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What’s the Vibe?

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“I kind of hit the curb, but it’s a bumper, it’s supposed to get bumped”, continues Kristine Flaherty – better known as singer songwriter K flay – as she tells me about the beginning of a stressful morning, which fortunately seemed to end on quite a calm note; “I’m very relaxed now though, drinking my coffee and talking […]

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IDAHOBIT 2021

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31 years ago – on May 17, 1990 – the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from the Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) celebrates LGBTQIA+ people globally, and raises awareness for the work still needed to combat discrimination. THE IMPACT: Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia, and Transphobia […]

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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT)

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The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is observed on 17 May, and was created in 2004 to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTQI+ people internationally. The theme for 2021 is TOGETHER: RESISTING, SUPPORTING, HEALING. This will have […]

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“In ’76, I bought a car…”

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Al Cane is a photographer, journalist, and former Labour town councillor for Faringdon, Oxfordshire. Also a DJ, he had myriad private parties and public events booked for last summer, but COVID put a stop to that. He reinvented himself as a busking DJ, taking battery-charged equipment out into Faringdon Town Centre to play tunes for marketgoers, raising funds for […]

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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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Britney Spears and Basic Rights

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Julia Zahra Just days before the release of her brand-new album Remedy, we talk to LGBT+ artist Julia Zahra, the youngest ever winner of The Voice of Holland (2013), about her reflective lockdown. This past year has been challenging, she tells us from her Holland apartment, “I’ve learnt so much about myself. I live with my girlfriend, and […]

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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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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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Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service

We are passionate about making our service an inclusive place to work for all our colleagues and those who want […]

South Wales Police

We work 24 hours a day, seven days a week, across an area of about 800 square miles from Swansea […]

Global Virtual Career Fair

GLOBAL VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR RETURNS ON 17 NOVEMBER 2021 TO BOOST LGBTQ+ RECRUITMENT MyGwork, the professional networking platform for the […]

Celebrating Black History Month

This month is Black History Month, and it signifies a time of celebrations. It is the time of year when […]

Menopause is a trade union issue

At Community, we are proud to support members going through the menopause with practical tools, help in the workplace, as well […]

Swan Song in the Capital

Following its critically acclaimed sell-out run at Liverpool Theatre Festival and Northern tour, Swan Song, a revised comedy by acclaimed […]

Real Stories: Coram Adoption

There are nearly 2,500 children waiting to be adopted in England but according to the most recent statistics, children are […]

From Maths to Magic with Rhys Morgan

After an 18-month hiatus, Morgan & West are back on the road with their magic show for kids; and of course, any […]

Cambridge University Press and Assessment

“History is everyone’s story” Cambridge University Press and Assessment help millions of people worldwide to unlock their potential. Our qualifications, assessments, […]

Real Weddings: Glyn and Gareth

In this Diversity Edition of Fyne Times, we hear from a couple who – despite health scares and a pandemic – […]