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Youth Pride MCR

Youth Pride MCR

LGBTQ+ charity takes engagement programme online with programme of workshops for 14+ LGBTQ+ young people and allies Manchester Pride is launching a pioneering series of online workshops for LGBTQ+ young people as it pivots its yearlong programme of engagement in response to the Covid-19 lockdown. The LGBTQ+ charity held its very first Youth Pride MCR […]

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Time to #BeKandid

Time to #BeKandid

Back in February we attended the sex-positive launch party of gender-free sex toy company Kandid, which is on a mission to bring adult toys into the mainstream as an inclusive and shame-free sexual wellness tool. The company’s founders Josh and Greg are aiming to tackle the stigma around sexual pleasure and aim to change judgemental […]

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LOVE IS NOT CANCELLED

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A campaign to support the LGBTQ+ over 50s community that are most at risk, supported by queer nightlife Little Gay Brother and Opening Doors London have teamed up to shine a light on how the current crisis is affecting vulnerable members of the LGBTQ+ community and raise much needed proceeds to support those at risk. […]

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A Journey to Jupiter

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Stopping the Stigmas of Sex-Work Originally doing adult performance to support his undergraduate degree, for Enby Jupiter, it has become so much more. What was once a hobby has now blossomed into a passion, filling him with confidence and allowing him to inspire others. Describing himself as politically-driven, his new stage show From My Bedroom […]

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Nathaniel Hall: Letting Go of a Secret

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Actor and theatre-maker Nathaniel Hall, spoke to us in the middle of his tour of First Time, an autobiographical theatrical piece about how his first sexual experience at the age of 16 resulted in him contracting HIV. First Time seeks to educate and eradicate the stigma which comes along with Aids and HIV, which Nathaniel […]

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A School where the Children (can) wear the Trousers.

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 Georgia Butler My school years don’t feel that long ago. Ok, perhaps they weren’t, but primary school certainly was and the lingering impression of my charming nickname refuses to budge. Ginger Gay. Ginger Gay. Really. I suppose I do appreciate the alliteration, and the sentiment certainly proved accurate, but hindsight doth not wipeth my tears […]

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“We need to make sure this history is kept alive”

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Green Carnation Company Presents: My Night With Reg A fresh production of Kevin Elyot’s My Night With Reg, which premiered at London’s Royal Court in 1994, will tour to selected venues across the North and Midlands this spring. Funny, sad and sweet, Elyot’s groundbreaking comedy about the relationships of a group of gay men and […]

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“I Looked Down… It Was the Best Feeling in the Whole World”

“I Looked Down… It Was the Best Feeling in the Whole World”

Summer in the City, the UK’s largest and longest-running online video festival, returns to ExCel London 9-11 August. Sunday’s Gender Identity panel discussion features YouTuber, musician and trans dude, Jake Edwards. We catch up with them to discuss top surgery, mental health and terminology. Hi Jake, how was your weekend? Have you been Priding?  No, […]

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Safe Spaces for LGBT+ Expats

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Choosing where to set up base when you’re an LGBT+ expat can be difficult. Not only do you have the same decision making as your straight counterparts –destination, cost and language – but you also have to consider whether the culture will welcome you, and your rights and your community will be safe. Laws change […]

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“I Love Being Gay” – Conquering Demons and Celebrating Pride

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Sam Bennett talks to R12’s Stu Fenton and Casey Lucarelli about addiction in the queer community and the meaning of Pride.  Why is addiction such a problem for the queer community? I ask Connecticut-born Casey Lucarelli, primary therapist at R12, the rehab facility in Northern Thailand specifically for LGBT+ people. “The community as a whole experiences a lot of internalised […]

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TOP DANCERS UNITE TO END HIV STIGMA

DANCERS from some of the world’s leading ballet companies will be screening original works this World AIDS Day in a […]

The Pink Singers release live album for their LGBT+ fans during lockdown

The Pink Singers, London’s leading LGBT+ choir, have released their latest new album ‘The Pink Singers – Live from Cadogan […]

Trans Rights are Human Rights and The Role of Pride in Race Equality

Call for high powers and communicators to speak up amidst race and BAME discrimination as a mark of solidarity and […]

LGBTQIA+ THEATRE FESTIVAL ‘TURN ON FEST’ TO RETURN JANUARY 2021

Collaborative LGBTQIA+ Theatre festival to return after a successful launch 2020. Created in partnership with Hope Mill Theatre and Superbia it will explore […]

From A Heart Like Wet Cement: The Messy Truth with Caroline Bird

To mark National Poetry Day at the very beginning of this month, we spoke to London-based poet, playwright and author, Caroline […]

“People who Work Outside Don’t Feel The Cold” Lucy Spraggan Talks 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 […]

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

Every year since its launch in 2004, LGBT+ History Month raises vital funds for its work to make schools safe […]

ANDREW LANCEL TO OPEN LIVERPOOL THEATRE FESTIVAL WITH ONE-MAN LGBT+ COMEDY PLAY BY CITY PLAYWRIGHT JONATHAN HARVEY

Swan Song, a comedy by Liverpool playwright Jonathan Harvey, will open a brand-new theatre festival in the city next week […]

Dame Shirley Bassey To Release New Album as a ‘Thank You’ to her Fans

Today, Decca Records can reveal the signing of Britain’s most successful female artist of all time, Dame Shirley Bassey. With a career spanning […]