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Fynest Reads: To Cage a God

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To Cage a God combines two things that fascinate me: Russian history and mythology. The book’s backdrop of a brewing people’s revolt against a magically gifted upper class evokes some parallels to the real-world tensions surrounding the decline of the Russian empire and the House of Romanov. However, the story also explores themes around the […]

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The First Bright Thing

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Ringmaster – Rin, to those who know her best – can jump to different moments in time as easily as her wife, Odette, soars from bar to bar on the trapeze. With the scars of World War I feeling more distant as the years pass, Rin is focusing on the brighter things in life. Like […]

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Freya Marske: A Dream for All of Us

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“Perhaps among those who took to the greenwood in old time there had been two men like himself — two. At times he entertained the dream. Two men can defy the world.” EM Forster, Maurice A confession: initially, this article was meant to be about my research into the real queer history of the Edwardian […]

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Fynest Reads: Gay’s The Word

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Gay’s The Word is the UK’s oldest LGBT bookshop and a touchstone for the broader LGBT community. The bookshop was set up in January 1979 by a group of gay socialists as a community space where all profits were funnelled back into the business. This ethos continues today with shelves bursting with books and the […]

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Fynest Reads: Mostly Books

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An Award-Winning Independent Bookshop, Mostly Books, based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire got in touch for this edition’s Fynest Reads. They shared with us their favourite LGBTQIA+ literature, from Fiction to non, and old to new.   Nonfiction   Bad Gays: A Homosexual History by Huw Lemmey, Ben Miller  ISBN: 9781839763274 Price: £20.00 Following on from their […]

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The Values of Real Brighton

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Brighton takes centre stage in a new book from Red Dog Press. New Brighton by Helen Trevorrow is an action-packed speculative thriller set in Brighton’s near future. It follows the life of waitress, Robyn Lockhart after a mysterious ship runs aground on Brighton beach during a vicious storm. While the city on the sea comes […]

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Fynest Reads

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We’re very excited to kick off the first in our series of Fynest Reads, in which we’ll explore the very best of LGBTQIA+ Literature. Benjamin Alire Sáenz – author of the multi-award-winning international bestseller, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – is this October, set to release the highly-anticipated sequel, entitled Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World. Here, we find out a little more about it…  Publisher: Simon & Schuster […]

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From A Heart Like Wet Cement: The Messy Truth with Caroline Bird

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To mark National Poetry Day at the very beginning of this month, we spoke to London-based poet, playwright and author, Caroline Bird upon this year’s release of her sixth poetry collection, The Air Year. Here, she tells us about the impact poetry has had on her life from the age of just 13 when she first became immersed […]

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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 […]