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Bent Fiction – They said I’d like it.

Bent Fiction – They said I’d like it. By Les Lea  John said I’d like it. Even Evan, who I’d trust with my life, said I’d like it… but I didn’t. Everyone on TV seems to like it and those people online seemed to think it’s just fantastic... but I didn’t. I read advice that said “Start slow, don’t rush it… you’ll ... [Read more]

Maspalomas Pride

Maspalomas Pride Gran Canaria is known as Europe´s largest gay destination and Maspalomas will host the 13th edition of Maspalomas Pride from 8 – 17 May 2015. A week of amazing events such as live shows with international artists, huge parade with over 100.000 visitors, boat excursions, pool parties and much more ... [Read more]

PRIDE – available on DVD

PRIDE – available on DVD Featuring a stellar British cast which includes Andrew Scott (Winner of the BIFA for Best Supporting Actor) and Imelda Staunton (Winner of the BIFA for Best Supporting Actress and Nominee for the BAFTA for Best Actress in a Supporting Role), PRIDE deserves a place in your DVD collection. Inspired ... [Read more]

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Book – ‘Days of Love’ Celebrates LGBT History

Book – ‘Days of Love’ Celebrates LGBT History A new book chronicling 2,000 years of same-sex love stories, from Alexander the Great to the latest Literary Award winner, makes the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.  Days of Love, created and Edited by Elisa Rolle, makes inspiring reading and lays to rest the myth that LGBT couples are not capable of ... [Read more]

Pam Ann: Queen of the Sky

Pam Ann: Queen of the Sky Pam Ann, the world’s favourite International Air Hostess and Queen of the Sky, is back in the UK with a brand new show for 2015. Jet setting in direct from sell-out tours in Europe, USA, Australia, Pam Ann will be touching down at one her favourite airports (LHR) this Autumn and embarking on an extensive ... [Read more]

Oscar Wilde and the invention of the modern self-made celebrity

Oscar Wilde and the invention of the modern self-made celebrity “Somehow or other I’ll be famous, and if not famous, I’ll be notorious” ­– Oscar Wilde Today we are all too familiar with ‘self-made celebrities’ such as Katie Hopkins, Kim Kardashian, and Heidi Montag, who rise to fame not because of talent, but for creating a public persona. However ... [Read more]

The Rise and Rise of Body Art

The Rise and Rise of Body Art What do David Beckham, Kate Moss and Angelina Jolie all have in common? Fame and money? No. Well yes, they are all rich and famous, but there is another thing they all share. They all love their tattoos. From rock stars and footballers to supermodels and actors, it seems body art is everywhere you ... [Read more]

Giorgio Moroder Feat. Kylie Minogue

Giorgio Moroder Feat. Kylie Minogue RCA Records and Sony Music have announced that the founder of disco and electronic music trailblazer, Giorgio Moroder will release his brand new single ‘Right Here, Right Now’ featuring Kylie Minogue on 30th January. The song will be taken from his upcoming album (title TBC) – his first solo ... [Read more]

Bent Fiction – Half-time Score

Bent Fiction – Half-time Score By Les Lea  The Boss was going through his pre-match pep talk. Nerves were tingling and one or two of the team were going through their usual rituals. Superstition, for some reason, is rife in Premiership football. Some players insist on putting their boots on in a special way, not putting their shirt ... [Read more]

Paloma Faith announces Forest Live tour

Paloma Faith announces Forest Live tour Paloma Faith has announced a welcome return to seven spectacular woodland locations this summer as part of Forest Live, the Forestry Commission’s outdoor concert series, having performed to sell-out crowds in 2013. Paloma’s third album ‘A Perfect Contradiction’ was one of the huge success ... [Read more]

“Pop Saints and Sinners, and Other Stories…”

“Pop Saints and Sinners, and Other Stories…”  “Pop Saints and Sinners, and Other Stories” brings together work from a diverse range of contemporary artists, illustrators and cartoonists, working in different media, and converging on the notion of the pop art portrait of everyday heroes and villains. Pop art interprets the portrait as an ... [Read more]

Confession:  My Video Past

Confession: My Video Past I was interested in reading the confession of John From London, http://mag.bent.com/2015/01/bent-confession-photograph/ as I am having a similar worrying experience. Many years ago when I was young and just ‘coming out’ a couple of older guys I knew had bought video cameras. As a birthday treat ... [Read more]

The National Festival of LGBT History

The National Festival of LGBT History Manchester is hosting the first ever national festival focused on exploring, exposing, and discussing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGBT) history. The Festival is over five days, and will be at Central Library's Archives, the People's History Museum, and many venues throughout Manchester. It will ... [Read more]

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