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LGBTQ Comedian of The Year Awards

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Comedy Bloomers LGBTQ+ Comedian of the year is set for The Clapham Grand on June the 14th 2022. Fresh comedy talents on the circuit have the chance to compete for the title of LGBTQ+ Comedian of the year and they can win prizes that include a trophy and their own solo show which will be […]

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The Pride Guide

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We’ve gathered our favourite 2022 Pride Events – with many returning for the first time since before the pandemic – spanning across the whole of the country. Take your pick this Pride Season; there’s certainly plenty to choose from…   Oxford Pride 4 June 2022 Oxford Pride is an important event that celebrates the LGBTIQ+ […]

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Queer Tattoo

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In recent years, having received a considerable boost by social media, a young and dynamic scene has emerged that is dedicated to what has become known as queer tattooing. This special community, which is growing steadily, has been born out of a desire to break with the hierarchies and patriarchal structures of traditional tattoo art. […]

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Understanding The Conversion Therapy Ban

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What is Conversion Therapy?   Conversion therapy tries to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The ‘therapy’ itself can look wildly different place-to-place as people who force it on others don’t really know what they’re doing. Some of these might look like:   pseudo-scientific counselling sessions  pain-inducing “aversion therapy”  being induced to ingest “purifying” substances  threatening […]

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Pride and Kink at Battersea

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Having spent a lifetime being an inspiration to others, queer, Crip (disabled) artist Dan Daw is finally seizing the moment to inspire himself. Teaming up with theatre director Mark Maughan (The Claim, Petrification), Dan takes ownership of the beautiful mess that encompasses all he is, letting go of who he once was to make room […]

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The Ministry of Lesbian Affairs

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It’s 2022. There’s a rainbow flag in every high street window – and no lesbian bar.   Enter The Ministry of Lesbian Affairs: a lesbian choir on a mission to unite its community.  Soho Theatre and Damsel Productions, the theatre company championing women’s untold stories, announces the eight-strong cast for the premiere of award-winning writer […]

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Taking Pride in Progress

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As part of its ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion across its 1,700 managed pubs and office network, Greene King has donated £10,000 from the sales of its limited-edition keg beer to the LBGT+ helpline charity, Switchboard.   Progress Pale Ale is the first ever limited-edition keg beer to be brewed by Greene King. To ensure […]

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Fynest Reads: Showcasing the Very Best of Queer Literature

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In this edition of our Fynest Reads series, we were lucky enough to hear from Birmingham-based LGBT+ bookshop, Proud Geek, who aim to be your one-stop-online-shop for everything geeky and queer. Whether you’re a book geek, a comic geek or a film geek, you’ll find something that was created by, and for people just like […]

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Book Preview: The Love That Dares

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A good love letter can speak across centuries and reassure us that the agony and the ecstasy one might feel in the 21st century have been shared by lovers long gone. This is all the truer of LGBTQ+ love letters: love affairs and relationships that, until very recently, had to survive within sealed envelopes and […]

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The creative mind behind the infamous Thameslink LGBT+ train wrap

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From a design apprenticeship, to train dispatching and now conducting for Southern, Mags Luckhurst has gained experience in a range of roles since joining the railway in 2018. They’re sharing their story for LGBT History Month. “When we started planning for Pride Month at the start of 2019, I thought it would be really cool […]

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The UK Prison System on Stage

Cell Outs is a dark comedy written and performed by two ex-prison officers. It follows the true experiences of two […]

FORMS OF INTIMACY: A CELEBRATION OF PRIDE

Forms of Intimacy: A Celebration of Pride explores the concept of intimacy through the works of LGBTQIA+ photographers and artists […]

Queer Spaces

A Queer independent bookshop in Glasgow; an ice cream parlour in Cuba, where strawberry is the Queerest choice; a cathedral […]

LGBTQ Comedian of The Year Awards

Comedy Bloomers LGBTQ+ Comedian of the year is set for The Clapham Grand on June the 14th 2022. Fresh comedy […]

GREENE KING WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD AT RAINBOW HONOURS

Leading pub company and brewer Greene King’s LGBTQ+ employee led inclusion group, The Village Greene has been awarded the coveted […]

WorkPride 2022

With an increasing number of companies wanting to ensure LGBTQ+ inclusion at work, myGwork’s upcoming WorkPride 2022 is well-timed to […]

Pride in Education

5th Pride in Education conference set to combat prejudice and champion LGBTIQA+ inclusion. The international Pride in Education conference is […]

Protect LGBTQ+ Rights – Pride Month

June is Pride Month in the UK. This will be celebrated in a number of ways moving forwards into summer. […]

Lottie London Is Launching Its Official Proud to Be Collection

Lottie London is fuelled by passion and artistry of its fans. Founded on the key pillars of creativity, diversity and […]

Joel Harper Jackson Stepping Up to the Play

Northern actor Joel Harper-Jackson has recently taken over the role of M (originally played by Taron Egerton) in COCK the […]