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Joe McElderry – more than A Face in the Mirror

Joe McElderry – more than A Face in the Mirror Tis the season to be jolly. Tis the season to be daft. Tis the Panto season, so you can unashamedly be both of them. All around the country these strange annual occurrences bring together kids of all ages to shout and boo, sing and scream at a bunch of actors who frankly, should know better. The problem ... [Read more]

Yorkshire Terriers Calendar 2015

Yorkshire Terriers Calendar 2015 The players of Terriers have come together to strip off in a bid to raise funds and do their bit for charity with the release of a naked calendar. Still wondering what your mum wants in her Christmas stocking? How about some Yorkshire steak? Whatever your poison, there's a Terrier for you. Beefcake ... [Read more]

Grindr Announces ‘Best of Awards’ for 2014

Grindr Announces ‘Best of Awards’ for 2014 Revealing Top Gay Icons and Moments of the Year Grindr, the leading all-male geo-social networking app, surveyed its extensive user base to reveal this year’s ‘Best of Awards.’ Grindr users from the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia weighed in on everything from their favourite song ... [Read more]

Fascinating Aida celebrate 30 years

Fascinating Aida celebrate 30 years Fascinating Aida, Britain’s best-loved comedy cabaret trio, who in 2013 celebrated 30 years of their unique brand of filthy, witty and fabulous entertainment, will finish their epic tour of hit show CHARM OFFENSIVE with a final potty mouthed peregrination round the UK during Spring 2015. First, they ... [Read more]

25th Anniversary Carnival of Diversity.

25th Anniversary Carnival of Diversity.    2015 see the UK's biggest Pride festival mark 25 fantastic years of Pride in the City and is widely anticipated to be the biggest Pride celebration in the city to date. To mark this important milestone, and in recognition of our diverse and inspirational community, our theme this year is "Carnival ... [Read more]

Don’t let HIV outsmart you

Don’t let HIV outsmart you This World AIDS Day, Someone Like Me, the global sexual health movement from Durex and the MTV Staying Alive Foundation is urging young people to be aware of the risks of HIV with a new global awareness campaign. Someone Like Me has launched a new video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhWZktQQk6s&feature=youtu ... [Read more]

Rainbow Christmas Market in Vienna

Rainbow Christmas Market in Vienna For the first time ever, a Christmas and New Year’s Eve market will be held under the motto "Queer, Pink & Proud" in December 2014. The location fits: The first Christmas market for gays and lesbians will be set up in the heart of Vienna’s gay and lesbian area in the 6th district, by the U4 ... [Read more]

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

‘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

“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

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]

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