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First pride flag in space

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LGBTs have now officially made their mark on space! Not content with having out flag flying over town halls on Pride day, the rainbow flag has now made its way into space! The flag was reportedly sent up with the aid of a high-altitude balloon in August and the GoPro footage has just been released. […]

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Boy stands in the way of anti-gay march

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A photo is circulating on the internet of a 12 year old boy standing up to thousands of people on an anti-gay march in Mexico. Taken at the weekend, the boy is shown standing in the road in front of 11,000 protesters with his arms open wide. It later emerged that the young boy has […]

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New condom guidelines published

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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have issued draft consultation on making condoms more accessible to the 16-24 age group. The document is aimed primarily at local authorities and other organisations that currently provide or are considering the provision of free condoms. Produced just days after an NHS decision not to provide […]

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British singer adds gay slant to Cheers theme tune

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British singer K Anderson has added a distinctly gay slant to a classic and well-loved theme tune. The 80s TV show Cheers, which was based around a bar in Boston, had a notoriously catchy theme tune which K Anderson felt was especially apt for the LGBT+ community. The original song was sung by Gary Portnoy […]

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1 in 12 adoptions in England now to same-sex couples

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Three in four LGBT people going through the adoption process actively consider adopting siblings, according to new research by New Family Social. However, the majority are matched with a single child first or are told no suitable match is available. The report Strength in Numbers: LGBT people on adopting siblings recommends that when approved LGBT […]

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Same-sex marriage comes to the Isle of Man

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The Isle of Man’s new Marriage and Civil Partnership Act has been granted royal assent, which means same-sex couples will soon be able to tie the knot on the island. The Act is based upon the same one in England and Wales, which made same-sex marriage legal in 2013. The Isle of Man is not […]

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Unison launches survey on public spending cuts

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The cuts in public spending on services affects us all in various ways, but how has it affected the LGBT+ community? Unison has commissioned NatCen Social Research to find out and you can help by filling in the survey. The study will help Unison better understand and re-act to the effect of reductions in public […]

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Abingdon refuses to fly rainbow flag

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Organisers of Oxford Pride have expressed their anger at a vote by Abingdon Town Council not to fly a rainbow flag at the town hall, citing worries about how the town will be viewed if it does. The council met recently and voted 7 to 6 not to fly the flag, with one Councillor asking […]

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Outgoing Mayor Appointed Reading Pride Patron

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Reading Pride is delighted to announce that outgoing Mayor of Reading Councillor Sarah Hacker has agreed to become the charity’s new patron. Councillor Hacker handed over the Mayoral chains to Mohammed Ayub last week following a year in which she has helped many organisations, and raised over £10,000 for her chosen charities. Of her new role […]

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IDAHOT – Celebrating our own diversity

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Ross Davies is the Diversity and Inclusion Manager at the National Assembly for Wales. He talks to Fyne about the importance of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). “Each year on 17 May, people across the world mark IDAHOBIT to celebrate the diversity of gender identities and sexual orientations. The day is used […]

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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 […]

The Coast is Queer

Brighton & Hove’s LGBTQ+ literature festival goes online, 5-7 February 2021 The Coast is Queer, Brighton & Hove’s festival of […]

NEW QUEER PHOTOGRAPHY

EDITIED BY BENJAMIN WOLBERGS photo by Matt Lambert  “Art, more than anything, opens up the possibility of approaching one’s own sexuality beyond […]

ABOVE THE STAG

ON STAGE AND NOW PAGE Written by Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper, Above The Stag Theatre’s pantomimes for adults are a […]

Suberbia Spotlight Series

Manchester Pride Supports 11 Local Talent With Series Of Commissions From Marginalised LGBTQ+ Artists And Communities  Visual art, dance, mental […]

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 […]