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“People who Work Outside Don’t Feel The Cold” Lucy Spraggan Talks Choices Childhood and Chocolate

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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 sixth album entitled Choices, we caught up with Lucy who was spending the day horizontally due to a back injury in the gym the night before. “I’ve not been able to move.” She explains, […]

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

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 marking the return of live outdoor performance. Liverpool Theatre Festival will take place between Friday 11 September and Saturday 19 September 2020 in the grounds of St Luke’s Bombed Out Church and will help to kick-start the return of theatre […]

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

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Today, Decca Records can reveal the signing of Britain’s most successful female artist of all time, Dame Shirley Bassey. With a career spanning seven decades, Dame Shirley is thrilled to have signed an exclusive record deal with the prestigious label, where she will record and release her ‘grand finale’ album entirely dedicated to her fans and career. The […]

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Anthony (Tony) Fenwick, MBE – 27 March 1960-8 July 2020

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An obituary by Schools OUT UK (LGBT+ History Month) Tony was a giant of our LGBTQ+ movement. Tony dedicated his life to education and the pursuit of justice for all. He was a lifelong trade unionist and for over 20 years focussed on fair play for LGBTQ+ students and staff in schools, as a volunteer […]

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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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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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Sidney & Friends on Prime

Sidney & Friends on Prime

Sidney & Friends is now available on Amazon Prime Video, after more than 100 screenings in 28 countries, and winning 13 Best Documentary Awards (plus 11 additional nominations). Following its world premiere at the prestigious BFI Flare: London’s LGBTQ+ Festival (on 22 March 2018), feature documentary Sidney & Friends went on a two-year-long international film […]

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LGBTQIA+ History in Lockdown

LGBTQIA+ History in Lockdown

Sue Sanders, chair of Schools OUT UK (the charity that launched LGBT+ History Month), stresses the importance of engaging with our queer past, something very doable during lockdown. When Paul Patrick and I started LGBT+ HM in 2005, it was in the hope schools – among other places – would use February to make the […]

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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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COVID, Creativity, and Croquembouche Cones

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 […]