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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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NEW QUEER PHOTOGRAPHY

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EDITIED BY BENJAMIN WOLBERGS photo by Matt Lambert  “Art, more than anything, opens up the possibility of approaching one’s own sexuality beyond the limits imposed by taboos” Creation Theatre Art, more than anything, opens up the possibility of approaching one’s own sexuality beyond the limits imposed by taboos. Not only does it allow for a risk-free, playful […]

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Suberbia Spotlight Series

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Manchester Pride Supports 11 Local Talent With Series Of Commissions From Marginalised LGBTQ+ Artists And Communities  Visual art, dance, mental health, music and drag form a series of original pieces created by Manchester based artists in the midst of the 2020 global pandemic. Superbia, the year-round programme of arts and culture from Manchester Pride, continues […]

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

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Collaborative LGBTQIA+ Theatre festival to return after a successful launch 2020. Created in partnership with Hope Mill Theatre and Superbia it will explore themes of gender, sexuality and identity within the Greater Manchester sphere.  Hope Mill Theatre will once again, offer four local LGBTQIA+ artists the chance to be commissioned as part of the festival, with DEVELOPMENT GRANT applications […]

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

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To mark National Poetry Day at the very beginning of this month, we spoke to London-based poet, playwright and author, Caroline Bird upon this year’s release of her sixth poetry collection, The Air Year. Here, she tells us about the impact poetry has had on her life from the age of just 13 when she first became immersed […]

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CUBITTS CREATE ONE-OFF PRIDE FRAME WITH FASHION DESIGNER AND LAMBETH MAYOR PHILIP NORMAL TO TACKLE LGBTQ+ HOMELESSNESS

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Modern spectacle makers Cubitts have collaborated with fashion designer and the UK’s first openly HIV+ mayor, Philip Normal, to create a one-off pair of sunglasses to mark the end of Pride month and continue the flag-waving throughout July.   Celebrated for his statement designs, Philip has worked closely with the Cubitts in-house design team to create a one-of-a-kind frame, […]

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Klinko Sells Archive of Celebrity Photos for NHS COVID-19 Appeal

Klinko Sells Archive of Celebrity Photos for NHS COVID-19 Appeal

Acclaimed photographer, Markus Klinko is selling his ENTIRE archive of photographs, featuring everybody from David Bowie, Lady Gaga and Billie Eilish to Beyoncé and Kate Winslet, to raise funds for NHS Charities Together, as part of Taglialatella Galleries’ Art for Relief campaign from 16-22 April. Klinko famously shot David Bowie’s last, large-scale shoot before his […]

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Samra Habib: Encouraging a Choir of Voices

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A memoir of hope, faith and love, Samra Habib’s We Have Always Been Here starts with growing up as part of a threatened minority sect in Pakistan, and follows her arrival in Canada as a refugee, before escaping an arranged marriage at 16. When she realised she was queer, it was yet another way she […]

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Table for three anyone?

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Addressing the stigma surrounding polyamory Zayna Ratty When we think about Valentine’s Day, we imagine a fairly heteronormative narrative, it’s one that has been introduced early in our lives and one that we accept as the true one. What if there were other options? A way of having relationships that acknowledges we aren’t swans or […]

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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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Review: The Comedy of Errors

A soprano, alto, tenor, and bass open RSC’s latest rendition of The Comedy of Errors. Musicians Alex Saunders, Dunja Botic, […]

We Must Protect LGBTQ+ Refuges Now

LGBTQ+ asylum claimants have long faced challenges in the UK, from having to prove their sexuality or gender identify to […]

Peter Tatchell

Many-year Battles Hating Peter Tatchell is a feature documentary about the profound life story of the controversial human rights campaigner […]

FYNE TIMES PARTNERS WITH OXFORD INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Oxford International Short Film Festival 2021 takes place 27 August-4 September. Last year Fyne Times proudly announced Grace Reinhold- Gittins’ […]

THE ‘FASHIONABLE’ ALAN TURING

REFLECTIONS OF ALAN TURING: A RELATIVE STORY For many, Alan Turing’s story is an inspiration, but given the numerous biographies in […]

What’s the Vibe?

“I kind of hit the curb, but it’s a bumper, it’s supposed to get bumped”, continues Kristine Flaherty – better known as singer […]

Looking Back on OFFBEAT FEST

Shortly before the beginning of the annual theatre, comedy, dance, spoken word, and music festival, OFFBEAT we got the chance […]

IDAHOBIT 2021

31 years ago – on May 17, 1990 – the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from the Classification of Diseases […]

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT)

The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is observed on 17 May, and was created in 2004 to draw […]

“In ’76, I bought a car…”

Al Cane is a photographer, journalist, and former Labour town councillor for Faringdon, Oxfordshire. Also a DJ, he had myriad private parties […]