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Wanted for exhibition – Same-sex marriage photos
Twenty-five years ago the first same-sex couple was lawfully married under the Danish registered partnership law, the first of its kind and an inspiration for same-sex marriages, partnerships, civil unions and family laws in countries all over the world.
On the occasion of the "Silver Anniversary” ... [Read more]
Rubberbandits: Continental Fistfight
Direct from Limerick City! Rubberbandits, the plastic-bag wearing musical comedy duo – the Chortle Award winners responsible for YouTube sensation ‘Horse Outside’ – bring their brand new musical Continental Fistfight to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, straight from its critically-acclaimed, sold-out ... [Read more]
Travel – Surf’s Up! GaySurfers host South America’s only LGBT surf camp
Michael Sam, Ian Thorpe, Amelie Mauresmo, Tom Daley, Megan Rapinoe… the list of professional, out athletes keeps growing, but that still doesn’t mean it’s always easy to be openly gay in sport. Even for amateurs it can be a challenge, even in sports that are considered to be more open-minded ... [Read more]
Alex Salmond makes Commonwealth gay history
“Alex Salmond’s statement of support for gay rights at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is a first. The leader of no other host government at either the Commonwealth or Olympic Games has ever made such a positive pro-gay equality statement and backed it up with concrete visible support by flying ... [Read more]
Confession: Being a living doll
Since I was a kid I‘ve always been drawn to wearing my sister’s clothes.
She was 5 years older than me so had lots of her old clothes around, which she used to great effect. As youngsters she would dress me up when her mates came round and I must have enjoyed it as I don’t ever remember getting ... [Read more]
Commonwealth Human Rights Rainbow Appears in Glasgow
As the Commonwealth Games commences a ground-breaking conference statement has put Glasgow on the map in the journey of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people towards human rights in the Commonwealth.
The LGBTI Human Rights in the Commonwealth conference was held on Nelson Mandela ... [Read more]
Sam Smith – ‘I’m Not The Only One’
This end of August sees the release of Sam Smith’s new single ‘I’m Not The Only One’ taken from his multi-platinum selling album ‘In The Lonely Hour’ which debuted at No.1 in the UK charts and No.2 on the US Billboard Top 200 earlier this year.
The album has sold over 1.3 million copies ... [Read more]
Lads who love their legs
It’s that time of year when we begin to think about our legs again. Remember them? Those perfect pins that have been hiding all year round.
The arrival of summer brings with it relaxed days spent lounging bare-legged soaking up the sun. But for some getting the perfect beach body in time for summer ... [Read more]
Fedde LeGrand’s – ‘Twisted’
Following its exclusive world premiere on Danny Howard’s BBC Radio 1 Dance Anthems show a few weeks back, the eager wait for the release of Fedde Le Grand’s ‘Twisted’ has finally come to a close for fans around the globe. Out now on his very own Flamingo Recordings, the suitably entitled track ... [Read more]
Travel – We are Family, especially in Brighton!
More and more gay families now include children – adopted, biological, maybe even from previous heterosexual relationships. So where better to take your little darlings than for a fun few days out by the seaside in lovely Brighton? Maybe even for Brighton Pride (Sat 2 Aug 2014)!
Brighton is a ... [Read more]
Online gay art with Character
CHARACTER is a fancy international gay art magazine about images, emotions and the stories they tell and with this issue celebrates its third anniversary.
Featuring more than 90 artists and contributors, over 340 pages, Character is the first international Gay Art magazine free online and entirely ... [Read more]
The Glamour of dr.a.g.
This month, Christopher Logan re-releases his remarkable coffee table book filled with photographs capturing the worlds most celebrated drag superstars by the industry’s leading photographers. Photos represent a wide spectrum of drag icons from underground drag royalty to the new breed of reality ... [Read more]
Pridefest™, a New LGBT-Themed Game Coming Soon
On the back of Manchester's Gay Geek Parade... Atari®, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, has announced the development of Pridefest™ an original social-sim game for tablets and mobile devices. Pridefest™ empowers players to create and launch ... [Read more]
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