Bent Magazine


HIV infections continue to rise

HIV infections continue to rise   Public Health England reports greatest number of new diagnoses in gay men The Report published today from Public Health England (PHE) - ‘HIV in the United Kingdom 2014 Report’ – states that in 2013 there was the highest ever number of gay men diagnosed with HIV – 3,250. 1 This is ... [Read more]


‘GAY BULL’ SAVED FROM SLAUGHTER BY THE SIMPSONS Benjy – the Irish bull facing slaughter for being gay – has had his freedom bought by a Hollywood producer. When he learned from PETA that the bull in County Mayo was being fattened for slaughter after a veterinarian declared his sexual orientation the reason he wouldn't breed, Simpsons co-creator ... [Read more]

La Voix – more than just panto

La Voix – more than just panto La Voix, the breakout star from this past season’s Britain’s Got Talent, is singlehandedly bringing the energy and rawness of the Big Band forties era back to the modern stage.  “It was a time where pure talents shined,” reminisces the world’s newest drag icon.  “When celebrities weren’t ... [Read more]


“UK STANDUP DAY” TO BANISH BULLYING   England rugby World Cup winner Ben Cohen is kicking bullying into touch with a new campaign launched on the anniversary of his father’s death. Ben - whose father Peter lost his life after stepping up to protect someone else  - will encourage people to take to social media to give a united, resounding ... [Read more]

1 Model 100 Artists Exhibition & Auction

1 Model 100 Artists Exhibition & Auction    Leeds based charity, No Going Back, is holding its first auction to raise much needed funds. The auction and art exhibition will be held at the White Cloth Gallery, Leeds at 7pm on 15th December 2014.  The event ‘1 Model 100 Artists’ will give attendees the opportunity to purchase a piece of ... [Read more]

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance The Torbay-based transgender organisation, Transfigurations,​ is teaming up with social enterprise Proud2Be Project to host a one-off event to mark this year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance. The event, sponsored by Devon & Cornwall Police and Torbay and South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation ... [Read more]

Brighton Pride 2015 date announced.

Brighton Pride 2015 date announced. It's time to let the countdown begin. Brighton Pride are very excited to announce that Brighton Pride weekend 2015 will take place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August 2015. Widely acknowledged as the UK's biggest, and certainly one of the best LGBT Pride Festivals, Brighton Pride 2014 saw record ... [Read more]

The biggest Pyjama Party ever!

The biggest Pyjama Party ever! 14th November , head South of the river to the legendary Royal Vauxhall Tavern as Madonna Celebrate and Madonnalicious invite you to the biggest celebration this side of the London Eye, it’s The ‘Bedtime Stories’ Pyjama Party 20th anniversary. Once again our DJ residents, David Oh plus others ... [Read more]

Homotopia Festival 2014

Homotopia Festival 2014  Now well underway, and having  secured Homotopia’s future for another 3 years with renewed Arts Council support, the 2014 festival is packed with exciting national premieres (DV8), regional firsts (Andy Warhol and Catherine Opie exhibitions) unique collaborations (Fenella Fielding and Le Gateau ... [Read more]

The Irrepressibles: Nude – live in London

The Irrepressibles: Nude – live in London homo-iconic @ The Forum, Kentish Town  The Irrepressibles are to perform their acclaimed show Nude for the first time in London on Wednesday 19 November. The performance will bring together The Irrepressibles three Nude EPs – Nude: Landscapes, Nude: Viscera, and Nude: Forbidden – for the ... [Read more]

Grayson Perry: Who Are You?

Grayson Perry: Who Are You? A striking display of new works by artist Grayson Perry, interspersed among the nineteenth and twentieth century Collections of the National Portrait Gallery, will open on Saturday 25 October 2014 Sponsored by Coutts. Focusing on the theme of identity, Grayson Perry’s new portraits – which include ... [Read more]

Sleeping Booty! … all it takes is a prick!

Sleeping Booty! … all it takes is a prick! London’s No1 adult panto returns to Leicester Square Theatre in triumph! More panto records will be smashed as the creators of the critically acclaimed DICK!, West End’s longest running camp, cult, romp, are back with yet another filthy and festive frolic... SLEEPING BOOTY! The Evil Mangelina ... [Read more]


DISCOPATH at DISCO This year, in honour of the world’s favourite hallowed holiday, and the decade in which not only DISCO was born, but also in which some of the best and most iconic horror films were ever created, on Friday 31st October, DISCO will be screening a spine-chilling and famously frightening, 70s style cult ... [Read more]

Travel – Man oh man oh Manchester!

Travel – Man oh man oh Manchester! Adrian Gillan hits Canal Street in manic Manchester.  Arguably the gayest street on Earth - amidst arguably Earth’s most perfectly-proportioned queer quarter!  Sights  But first, on arrival - before all-things-gay - do take a quick look around! Browse Manchester Cathedral, Manchester Town ... [Read more]

“Sinfully Addicted”.

“Sinfully Addicted”. Autumn is here! Addicted is pleased to present Sinfully Addicted, a brand new and wicked campaign, produced in collaboration with BelAmi and its stars. Production took place in the romantic city of Budapest, Hungary, in the same locations where this well-known gay porn production company shoots its ... [Read more]

Epic Malachi

Epic Malachi by Tom Teitjen One Friday every month at London’s Club Pulse (No 1 Invicta Plaza, Southbank, SE1 9UF), fabulous characters from all walks of gay glitterati converge on EPIC, the spectacular event produced by Manhattan power promoter Michael Theriault.  On Friday, 24th October, the club will become ... [Read more]

Archbishop of York beset by gay protesters

Archbishop of York beset by gay protesters   The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, was today confronted by gay and Christian protesters as he attended the opening of the restored Archbishop’s Palace at Southwell Minister, Nottinghamshire. They accused him of “victimising, intimidating and bullying” gay Anglican priest Canon Jeremy Pemberton ... [Read more]


Wonderkid Recently, there has been a great deal of publicity about gays in sport and the general opinion was that the public’s perception of this subject was becoming a little more positive. One of the few sports that haven’t got a leading out gay figure is football, and in some ways, it is getting harder ... [Read more]

Gaywise FESTival

Gaywise FESTival On the 10th November the UK’s premier festival for LGBTQI culture returns to venues across London for its seventh year running with a world-class programme of film, dance, art and performance, this year responding to the festival theme of Myths and Mythology. GFEST - Gaywise FESTival® was founded ... [Read more]

A Night In Paradise

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]

Fund to fight for more LGBT Tory MPs

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]

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