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A Night In Paradise
As Homer’s Odyssey is to western literature, the Paradise Garage is at the cornerstone of modern dance music and its culture. Having attained almost mythical status, this groundbreaking club and the man at its musical helm, the legendary Larry Levan, have had a profound and lasting effect on the ... [Read more]
Travel – Bodrum Boyz!
History, culture, nightlife: Adrian Gillan falls in love with Bodrum, jewel of the Turkish Riviera…
On a beautiful peninsula where the Aegean meets the Med, Bodrum is one of Turkey’s most dramatically beautiful resorts, famous for its history plus its modern, friendly, well-nigh Bohemian, feel ... [Read more]
Olly Murs – ‘Never Been Better’
Olly Murs, one of pop music’s biggest and most enduring stars, releases his eagerly anticipated 4th album ‘Never Been Better’ November 24th on Epic Records. Driven by the funk guitar swagger of first single ‘Wrapped Up’ (featuring Travie McCoy), this is the sound of an artist at the very top ... [Read more]
Fund to fight for more LGBT Tory MPs
At the Conservatives' annual conference, LGBTory, the party's LGBT group, has launched a dedicated fund to support LGBT candidates. The Conservative Party has more LGBT MPs than all the other parties put together and with less than a year to the General Election, the fund will support a new generation ... [Read more]
Bent America – XELLE Breaks into a ‘Sweat’
Summer may be over but XELLE aims to make this month the hottest of the year with their exciting new single release. “Sweat” is a little bit dirty, a little bit naughty, and a whole lot of fun.
It’s got the high gloss pop sheen of a Britney track with the powerhouse vocals fans of the girl group ... [Read more]
Book – Active Duty – Gay Military Erotic Romance
Active Duty - Gay Military Erotic Romance
Edited by Neil Plakcy
These fierce stories of love on the frontline will grab and hold the readers’ attention as they travel the world with these soldiers on Active Duty.
Neil Plakcy brings both together into heart-pounding vignettes of men of action ... [Read more]
UN Human Rights Council Votes To Support LGBT Rights
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) has applauded the United Nations’ top human rights body for approving a resolution condemning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, calling it an important step forward toward progress for equality and human ... [Read more]
Kylie Kisses Us All Once More…
Unless you have been on Mars you will know that Kylie Minogue’s Kiss Me Once Tour kicked off in Liverpool on Wednesday. As luck would have it Bent’s number one Kylie fan Simon Savidge was there to report on the proceedings and see what the Showgirl had up her sleeve for us next.
Like any true Kylie ... [Read more]
Gambia anti-gay Bill: London embassy protest
Photo: Peter Tatchell Foundation
African LGBTI activists and their British allies have urged the Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, not to sign the new anti-gay Criminal Code (Amendment) Bill 2014, which was passed by the National Assembly on 25 August. The say it violates the Gambian constitution ... [Read more]
Travel – Sexy Swiss Ski
Stunning Alpine scenery plus spas, guys ‘n booze! Adrian Gillan is far from neutral about the snowy glories of Villars and Les Diablerets, just east of Lake Geneva in Western Switzerland!
You can take off from the UK post-breakfast and be – after a scenic train ride along the shores of Lake ... [Read more]
BFI London Film Festival.
The 58th LFF will run between Wednesday 8th October – Sunday 19th October and this year will have a particularly strong focus in the programme on films with LGBT relevance. This focus covers everything from historical biopics detailing the repressive ‘gross indecency’ laws and the events leading ... [Read more]
IOC Adds Anti-Discrimination Clause to Olympic Host City Contract
Following the international outcry over Russia’s anti-gay legislation that overshadowed the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced in a letter to prospective host cities that it would be adding a new anti-discrimination clause to its host city contract ... [Read more]
LGBT Couples urged to research honeymoon destinations
New research suggests fewer than half of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB&T) couples research whether a destination is LGB&T-friendly before travelling overseas
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) is encouraging LGB&T couples going on honeymoons overseas to choose their ... [Read more]
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