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37th BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival

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The BFI today announces the dates for the 2023 edition of the UK’s largest queer film event, BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival. The Festival, which screens the best in contemporary LGBTQIA+ cinema from around the globe, in addition to a rich selection of events and archive titles, will run from 15-26 March 2023 at […]

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Queer Night Pride

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The third Queer Night Pride demonstration will take place in London in response to yet another massive rise in annual hate crime figures. See ‘Night Pride Is Reclaiming the Streets For LGBTQ People’ from Queer Night Pride 2. Official government statistics* from 2021-2022 have reported a 41% increase in hate crimes against Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual […]

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Getting Graphic with Flo Perry

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Daughter of Philippa and Greyson Perry, ‘professional painter, illustrator, author, and lesbian’, Flo Perry reached No1 in the sex category on Amazon with her book, How To Have Feminist Sex: A Fairy Graphic Guide. We got in touch to talk body image, stigmas in sex and chocolate croissants.   When did you first get into illustration?  […]

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Celebrating 50 Years of Progress 

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Majority of Brits (69%) consider themselves LGBTQ+ allies but little is known about the origins of the Pride movement, research reveals. To support LGBTQ+ communities, Greene King is donating 20p from every pint and 10p from every bottle sold of its Progress Pale Ale to Switchboard LGBT+ charity.  Fifty years on from the UK’s first […]

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A Film of Firsts Starring Ki Griffin

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KINDRED, the animated virtual reality story of the UK’s first openly non-binary parent to adopt a child, made its debut at the Venice Film Festival in September, so we got in touch with star Ki Griffin who plays lead role, Syd, to learn more about the project. Perhaps best known for their role as Ripley […]

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Catherine Elms: ‘I Have Seen It, I Do Not Fear It’

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Queer singer-songwriter Catherine Elms self-releases her debut album ‘I Have Seen It, I Do Not Fear It’ on 18 November 2022. Drawing on her experiences as a person with mental illness, a queer woman, and an introverted musician, Catherine creates a lush sonic world that tells stories of surviving hardship, and of taking our toughest […]

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Homotopia Festival 2022

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Homotopia Festival, the UK’s longest running annual LGBTQIA+ arts and culture festival, returns to Liverpool this Autumn celebrating and providing a platform for artists in theatre, music, spoken word, film, performance and more. With a theme of Queer Joy Is A Protest, this year’s festival shares stories of trans visibility and allyship, queer history, punk […]

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GREENE KING WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD AT RAINBOW HONOURS

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Leading pub company and brewer Greene King’s LGBTQ+ employee led inclusion group, The Village Greene has been awarded the coveted New Employee Network of the Year Award at The Bank of London Rainbow Honours, held on 1 June. As one of the UK’s biggest LGBTQ+ awards events, The Rainbow Honours celebrates the best of British […]

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Pride in Education

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5th Pride in Education conference set to combat prejudice and champion LGBTIQA+ inclusion. The international Pride in Education conference is back, with the 5th edition seeing its first in-person event accompanying the online stream. For this event, the conference has over 25 contributors spread over 15 sessions, and offers practical tools to combat prejudice and […]

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Protect LGBTQ+ Rights – Pride Month

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June is Pride Month in the UK. This will be celebrated in a number of ways moving forwards into summer. Many Pride events were cancelled in both 2020 and 2021, so there is a sense of anticipation. While LGBTQ+ people and allies are excited, many LGBTQ+ campaigners argue that our rights are being eroded in […]

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LGBTQ+ Musicians Experiences with Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

Musicians from LGBTQ+ communities face significant barriers and issues relating to discrimination, sexual harassment and concerns around physical, mental and […]

WIN! A Storydo Family Storybook

Storydo is a ground-breaking platform that allows all types of families to tell their unique story and celebrate their family, […]

Military Charity Fighting With Pride Flies The Flag For LGBT History Month

Liverpool’s HMS Eaglet will host a special Veteran’s Pride event this month celebrating the service of LGBT+ veterans and serving personnel in […]

Franco Labia: Space Pride

Queer engineer and founder and president of Space Pride, Franco Labia is on a mission to diversify the space industry, which […]

Sacha Polak on Silver Haze

Screening at BFI Flare later this year, Silver Haze reunites Dutch writer/director Sacha Polak with British actor Vicky Knight. Having […]

Capturing People’s Truth: Anais Stupka

Anais Stupka is a London-based, Georgian-Italian multimedia artist who grew up in 14 different parts of the world.    Her […]

Philip Baldwin meets Adrian Trett

“It’s a real challenge to be non-binary and open about it in sport.”  Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett is a Liberal Democrat politician […]

Fynest Reads: To Cage a God

To Cage a God combines two things that fascinate me: Russian history and mythology. The book’s backdrop of a brewing […]

LGBT+ History Month 2024

The 2024 theme celebrates LGBT+ peoples’ contribution to the field of Medicine and Healthcare both historically and today.  We want […]

Touch-Me-Not: Ian Humphreys 

Touch-Me-Not  Ian Humphreys     this flower  doesn’t belong  on the canal  hiding  in an airless tunnel  where no-one goes  before […]