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The Journey to Acceptance

The Other Richard

Life as the director of a Muslim funeral parlour isn’t always easy, but Ayesha has things pretty sorted. She and Zeyd share everything: a marriage, a business, a future. Until Tom walks in to organise his boyfriend’s funeral. A snap moral decision, informed by the values of their community and their faith, has profound consequences. […]

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Policing, Safe Spaces and this Challenging World

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Dr Clifford Williams joined the “extremely homophobic” police force in 1987. He recalls his training, which saw the Sexual Offences Act regarding homosexual activity taught via the mnemonic ‘POOF’s Charter’. For such activity to be lawful it had to be in private (P), practiced by those over 21 (O), and involving only two people (O) […]

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Our Hidden Histories

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2015 marked the tenth anniversary of LGBT History Month in the UK. Playwright in residence for LGBT HM, Stephen M Hornby, explains how in the years following its 2005 introduction, the initiative “bubbled along nicely as a sort of grassroots happening.” The charity spearheading things, Schools OUT, would “set a theme, tie it in with […]

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Chaune King On…

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South American-born and London-based Chaune King once identified as a masculine female or masculine lesbian, and hit the music scene in 2002 with LGBT status-confirming lyrics. “I felt if I wasn’t going to be honest about my life,” he says, “I would be lying to my fans.” In 2008, the LGBT History Month patron recalls, […]

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Changes on the way for Manchester Pride 2019

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Manchester Pride has today confirmed its annual August bank holiday festival will go ahead in 2019 but will look and feel radically different to previous years. The four day event, known as The Big Weekend, has been around for more than 25 years.  Over this time it has been known by various names including Pride, […]

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Liverpool Pride announce new patrons for 2018

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Liverpool Pride has announced three new Patrons for the 2018 festival taking place later this month. Radio City 2 and Radio City Talk presenter, performer and media personality Pete Price, Flight Lieutenant Caroline Paige, and Liverpool singer/songwriter, performer and founder of Sense of Sound Jennifer John are all being welcomed in to the Pride family. […]

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Oxford Golf Club celebrates Pride with special themed flags

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Oxford Golf Club has backed this year’s Oxford Pride Festival by placing a rainbow themed flag in every hole on its course. All 18 holes on the historic course now proudly display the dazzling Pride flag to celebrate the diversity of the Oxfordshire community. The Oxford Pride theme this year is ‘True Colours’ and aims […]

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UK Pride Organisers Network

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UKPON is a network of Pride organisers who have come together to share knowledge and experiences, and to support the development of the Pride movement in the UK and beyond. The UK has more than 100 Pride events each year ranging from small community events to large festival-style Prides, and that’s something to be proud of. […]

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Pride Needs to Get Political Again

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Philip Baldwin Pride festivals are integral to the LGBTI community. They are safe spaces to celebrate who we are, meet or make new friends and are a visible reminder that LGBTI people are here to stay. We are fortunate that in the UK LGBTI rights are now, for the most part, considered mainstream. Our rights […]

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Barclays announced as headline sponsor for Liverpool Pride 2018

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Organisers of the increasingly popular Liverpool Pride Festival have revealed that Barclays will be the event’s headline sponsor for 2018. The team behind the two-day event are delighted that Barclays – who played a key role in last year’s event – is returning for a second year to continue their support for the festival. Liverpool […]

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Rocky Horror Returns to Oxford

Directed by Christopher Luscombe and featuring timeless classics – including ‘Sweet Transvestite’, ‘Damnit Janet’, and of course, the pelvic-thrusting ‘Time […]

LGBT Adoption – “The positives totally outweigh the negatives”

Ian and Jason’s story on adopting through Coram Cambridgeshire Adoption Where it all began… “We had talked about having children […]

The Journey to Acceptance

Life as the director of a Muslim funeral parlour isn’t always easy, but Ayesha has things pretty sorted. She and […]

Andrea Gibson: Hard Truths

The winner of the first ever Women of the World Poetry Slam talks Trump, guns and Christianity with Sam Bennett […]

“Bitch, This Boy Can Sing”

In 2015 Seann Miley Moore moved from Australia to London, in order to take part in The X Factor UK. He walked onstage […]

Policing, Safe Spaces and this Challenging World

Dr Clifford Williams joined the “extremely homophobic” police force in 1987. He recalls his training, which saw the Sexual Offences […]

A Queer Céilí at the Marty Forsythe

Written by Dominic Montague and directed by Paula McFetridge, A Queer Céilí at the Marty Forsythe is an exciting new […]

Matt Cain: Pop, Persecution and Politics

In a week that also saw him meet Michelle Visage after watching her as Miss Hedge in the wonderful musical […]

LGBT History Month

Philip Baldwin, LGBT/HIV activist When I was sitting my GCSEs and A-levels at school, around the turn of the millennium, […]

Our Hidden Histories

2015 marked the tenth anniversary of LGBT History Month in the UK. Playwright in residence for LGBT HM, Stephen M […]