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Conference To Support Older LGBT People

Conference To Support Older LGBT People The first ever national training conference is being held in Newcastle upon Tyne this October to help provide health and social care professionals with the necessary skills to meet the individual care needs of members of the older lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and/or trans community. ‘Making Person Centred ... [Read more]

Gay Rugby – eliminating homophobia

Gay Rugby – eliminating homophobia As the Bingham Cup kicked off today in Sydney, two Rugby World Cup winning Wallabies’ captains joined senior federal politicians for every major Australian party, as the International Rugby Board (IRB) and the Australian Rugby Union made history. The IRB is believed to be the first major international ... [Read more]

Avatars on runway @ Stockholm Fashion Week

Avatars on runway @ Stockholm Fashion Week In impressive caves on an island in Stockholm, Swedish Fashion Brand Björn Borg, in collaboration with Creative Show Director Bea Åkerlund, treated the Fashion Week audience to an extravagant game-inspired runway show. Celebrating individuality, love and fashion in a digital era, the show served as ... [Read more]

Crossing Over The Rainbow

Crossing Over The Rainbow Totnes-based social enterprise Proud2Be Project are creating a rainbow crossing to mark this year’s Totnes Pride event. The initiative has been inspired by cities like London, Sydney and Brighton who created their own rainbow pedestrian crossings; to celebrate diversity and raise awareness about ... [Read more]

‘NUDEDUNNIT? – WEST END BARES 2014 FUNDRAISER

‘NUDEDUNNIT? – WEST END BARES 2014 FUNDRAISER  Stars of stage and screen Jake Canuso, James Dreyfuss, Matt Evers, Jill Halfpenny, Helen Lederer, Harriet Thorpe are amongst the special guest presenters to be announced* for this year’s West End Bares ‘Nudedunnit?!’ gala performances at Café de Paris in London’s West End on Sunday 7th September ... [Read more]

Eurovision Song Contest Radio

Eurovision Song Contest Radio Bent would like to welcome ESC Radio to its site as it broadcasts across Europe 24/7. The Eurovision Song Contest is a televisual phenomenon, with viewers in the 100s of millions for this annual musical spectacular. In the UK it is often derided but elsewhere across Europe it is an opportunity to ... [Read more]

Viva Gay Las Vegas

Viva Gay Las Vegas  This autumn, Las Vegas continues to welcome a wide-variety of special events and programming specific to the LGBT community. From one end of the Strip to the other, Las Vegas is unassuming and welcomes the LGBT community, providing each person the opportunity to experience the trip of a lifetime. Show ... [Read more]

You Should Be So Lucky

You Should Be So Lucky A contemporary gay Cinderella story!  When the shy, eccentric and accident prone electrologist Christopher helps the elderly Mr Rosenberg recover from a fainting fit he’s not expecting to be sent off to meet his Prince Charming at a glamorous charity ball. And when the electrics short so he accidentally ... [Read more]

Pride smashes fundraising target

Pride smashes fundraising target Congratulations must go to Brighton Pride where organisers are delighted to announce that following the 2014 Pride celebrations in Preston Park and the Pride Village Party, they have smashed their target and raised so far £64,578 for the Rainbow Fund Community Interest Company (9138066). These funds ... [Read more]

GFSN @ Manchester Pride

GFSN @ Manchester Pride   The Gay Football Supporters’ Network is leading the largest ever football presence at a UK Pride event, at this years Manchester Pride (23rd-25th August). Officially supported by Manchester City Football Club, the event will see the major UK LGBT football organisations walking together in Manchester’s ... [Read more]

Vote for Mr Gay World

Vote for Mr Gay World Back in 2008 Eric Butter and Dean Nelson embarked on a mission to create a global competition that would inspire and empower gay men to come together in a public performance that would show the world that being gay encompasses a broad spectrum. The mission to demonstrate that both inward beauty and ... [Read more]

The LGF Community Hub for the Big Weekend.

The LGF Community Hub for the Big Weekend. Manchester Pride is working with The Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF) to create a new area at the Big Weekend. The LGF Community Hub will offer thousands attending the Big Weekend a series of free services designed to refresh, recharge and reconnect during the Bank Holiday festival. The award-winning ... [Read more]

The Greatest Gayest Sporting Event of the Year…?

The Greatest Gayest Sporting Event of the Year…? Prepare to toss your handbag! This year’s GMFA / RVT Sports Day boasts 12 teams who shunned the chance to compete in the Commonwealth games so that they could display their prowess at the UK’s premier gay games – of the silly variety. Notting Hill who? Sports Day outshines any other carnival ... [Read more]

Nightstop – the charity for homeless LGBT youth

Nightstop – the charity for homeless LGBT youth Imagine having to spend a night sleeping rough because you’ve got nowhere to stay. Unfortunately, an increasing number of young people LGBT people right across the North East in both rural and urban communities are facing that difficult choice – tonight, tomorrow and the night after. A national ... [Read more]

Coronation Street Tour with Pride

Coronation Street Tour with Pride Coronation Street The Tour will be holding special tours in the run up to Manchester Pride where visitors will be encouraged to dress as their favourite Corrie characters. From Monday 18th to Friday 22nd August, visitors who attend tours between 8pm and 9pm dressed as one of the many iconic Coronation ... [Read more]

Jane McDonald – ‘Remixed’

Jane McDonald – ‘Remixed’ Jane McDonald is delighted to have teamed up with 7th Heaven to remix all the tracks on this album. The album features the Top 15 Commercial Pop Club Hit ‘Love Is All’ (7th Heaven Club Mix), ‘One Night Only’ (7th Heaven Mirrorball Mix), ‘The Singer of Your Song’ (7th Heaven Club Mix), ‘And ... [Read more]

Orange Is The New Black @ Manchester Pride

Orange Is The New Black @ Manchester Pride Lea DeLaria, star of American TV sensation, Orange is the New Black, has been announced as this year’s Grand Marshal at Manchester Pride’s Parade. Lea who has achieved stardom with her stand out role as Big Boo in the Netflix hit series, follows in the footsteps of the likes of Sir Ian McKellen ... [Read more]

Gay Games 9 – Homophobia in sport survey

Gay Games 9 – Homophobia in sport survey Gay Games 9, which starts today in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio, will offer thousands of LGBT athletes the opportunity to take part in the first major international survey on homophobia in sports. They will be supported by Michael Sam of the St Louis Rams, one of the world’s highest profile LGBT athletes ... [Read more]

The Most Spectacular Gay Event  in the Alps

The Most Spectacular Gay Event in the Alps  Seven years in the making, they come from over 50 countries, and once a year the French Alps has an experience like nothing else...Europe's Gay Winter Sports and Music Festival storms into AVORIAZ next year! Avoriaz is at the heart of Portes du Soleil Area, "The Largest Linked Ski Area in the World" ... [Read more]

Get Naked With New Mates

Get Naked With New Mates Whether you are always getting your kit off or are just interested in getting naked with like-minded guys, Naked Fest 2014 is the perfect event to relax and have some fun.  The men-only camping event takes place from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st August at Abbotts Farm, a male-only nudist site, in Norfolk ... [Read more]

Leeds Pride this Sunday

Leeds Pride this Sunday Following on from last year’s huge success where 30,000 people attended Leeds LGBT Pride 2013 and danced in the rain to Sophie Ellis Bextor, Leeds LGBT Pride 2014 on Sunday 3rd August looks set to be even bigger and better... this year’s theme is Love and Marriage so get those creative costume ideas ... [Read more]

Wanted for exhibition – Same-sex marriage photos

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]

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