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Commonwealth Human Rights Rainbow Appears in Glasgow

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]

Geek Pride – come and join in

Geek Pride – come and join in Manchester based community collective, Geek Pride, is calling for geeks across the region to unite and partake in the Manchester Pride Parade this August bank holiday weekend, to celebrate LGBT and geek culture.  Following on from a successful founding year in 2012, Geek Pride returns as an annual ... [Read more]

Bollywood Music Video for Gay Rights Exceeds One Million Views

Bollywood Music Video for Gay Rights Exceeds One Million Views A Bollywood-inspired United Nations music video with a message of gay acceptance has rapidly become one of the most watched UN videos of all time. “The Welcome”, released on 30 April 2014 as part of the UN’s ongoing Free & Equal campaign, has been watched by more than a million people on the ... [Read more]

Return of the ‘Bake Off’

Return of the ‘Bake Off’ Never has admiring a soggy bottom been more entertaining than with the Annual Village Bakers ‘Great Village Bake Off’, which returns to Manchester’s Canal Street on Sunday 17th August and where Fanny will be working hard to drizzle that lemon and firming those buns to create a baking competition ... [Read more]

The Thorpedo comes out

The Thorpedo comes out In an emotional new interview that is scheduled for transmission in Australia today (Sunday) nine times Olympic medal winner, swimmer Ian Thorpe has come out as gay. The Aussie athlete, nicknamed the Thorpedo because of his speed through the water, who has previously denied the rumours about his sexuality ... [Read more]

Manchester Pride – Financial Hardship Tickets

Manchester Pride – Financial Hardship Tickets   Manchester Pride has announced that it will be releasing 300 day tickets for the Big Weekend, available to Greater Manchester residents who are undergoing financial hardship. The award-winning lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) event is offering limited reduced price tickets ... [Read more]

Montréal’s Gay Summer

Montréal’s Gay Summer Grab your shades and get outside: it’s summertime in Montréal! They’ve got an amazing LGBT season lined up (August is Montréal’s pride month – mais oui!), with Pride and Divers/Cité celebrations rocking out the sunny scene. T-dances, drag shows, DJs and more: it’s a summer tailored to party ... [Read more]

Turkish Wrestling

Turkish Wrestling By Terry George There are two events on my calendar that I try my damnedest not to miss - The Rio Carnival and The Turkish Oil Wrestling Championships. Both these events are quite spectacular but each in their own way... the Carnival is all colour and sparkle, whilst the Wrestling is all slick and leather… ... [Read more]

Prague Pride 2014

Prague Pride 2014 The 4th edition of the Prague Pride festival will take place from Monday 11th until Sunday 17th August, with the Parade and main concert & outdoor party on Saturday 16th August. The main theme will focus on Prague being a bridge between Eastern and Western Europe.  The Czech Republic remains ... [Read more]

‘Think Again’ Fundraiser

‘Think Again’ Fundraiser The Bridge Bar in Clapham is hosting a night of music and cabaret with Julez Hamilton on Sunday, 13th July in support of GMFA’s HIV-prevention campaign ‘Think Again’ ( ). The ‘Think Again’ campaign, which Stephen Fry described as ‘brilliant’, urges younger ... [Read more]

SuperMartxé launches at Ocean Beach Ibiza

SuperMartxé launches at Ocean Beach Ibiza Located directly on the S'Arenal waterfront in San Antonio, lies one of the most luxurious venues on the island, Ocean Beach Ibiza. Encapsulating the ultimate beach club experience, Ocean is dedicated to creating a unique and lavish lifestyle experience for those looking for an ideal daytime destination ... [Read more]


THE SATURDAYS It has been seven years since Una Healy, Rochelle Humes, Mollie King, Frankie Sandford and Vanessa White joined forces to become The Saturdays, in the process turning into one of pop music’s great success stories of the 21st century. And now, 18 singles, 13 top ten hits and one number one hit later ... [Read more]

Daniel Radcliffe by Jonathan Dahl.

Daniel Radcliffe by Jonathan Dahl. There’s no doubt about it, Daniel Radcliffe is a phenomenon. From Hogwarts to Hollywood the child star has matured like a fine wine, and has gotten so much better with age. Minus that geeky look he is actually quite a bit of a heartthrob and I'm sure many of you wouldn't mind working some magic ... [Read more]

Manchester Pride Big Weekend Artists

Manchester Pride Big Weekend Artists With MNEK, Heather Peace, Kimberly Wyatt, Krystal Klear, Misha B, Syron, Jamie Bull, Junior J, Sarah Louise (Hed Kandi), Jesca Hoop, Drop the Mustard, Holloway, AMiTY, Seamus Haji, The SRJ Band, Redd, Meat Free and more big acts to be announced. Manchester Pride announce a host of big name acts to ... [Read more]

50th Anniversary of Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr Sloane

50th Anniversary of Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr Sloane  The University of Leicester will be marking the 50th Anniversary of Joe Orton’s black comedy Entertaining Mr Sloane on Sunday 29 June by hosting a free public event to celebrate the play. Entertaining Mr Sloane was the summer sensation of 1964. Orton’s satire on social and sexual conservatism ... [Read more]

Same Sex Marriages mean guest gift dilemmas.

Same Sex Marriages mean guest gift dilemmas. New research from One4all Gift Card, the leading multi-retailer gift card from the Post Office, has shown that 59% of wedding guests find their options limited when it comes to buying for a same-sex wedding couple. Despite legislation permitting same-sex marriages coming into force earlier this year ... [Read more]

Pride Scotia 2014

Pride Scotia 2014 Pride Scotia Returns to Edinburgh for its 10th Annual outing. From 1995 to 2008, Pride marches took place in Edinburgh and Glasgow alternating year about. Pride Scotia now allows Scotland’s LGBT Community to celebrate their diversity every year whilst enjoying the best in entertainment and events. Why ... [Read more]

Queer Cult Camp

Queer Cult Camp Queer film icons exhibition opens at Hackney Picturehouse -  By Kev Clarke and Sina Sparrow A month long exhibition by two leading artists in the “queer” London underground art scene has recently been launched. The exhibition features 12 posters (6 by each artist) exploring queer icons from ... [Read more]

Brighton Bear Weekend Approaches

Brighton Bear Weekend Approaches Brighton Bear Weekender began as a small local event in the summer of 2011, bringing bears and admirers from the Brighton area together for a weekend of social events. It has grown steadily since, attracting around 300 men from the UK and beyond in 2013. Now in its fourth year, we expect it to be bigger ... [Read more]

myGwork – The launch of a new revolutionary LGBT social network

myGwork – The launch of a new revolutionary LGBT social network We, founders of myGwork, felt during our previous employments gays and lesbians were not fully integrated in their workplaces. We wished we were part of a company where one can talk freely about personal life without being judged. LGBT professionals are asking for more recognition in the workplace, companies ... [Read more]

Brighton Pride Rainbow Run

Brighton Pride Rainbow Run Photos: Chris Jepson Get ready Disco Diva's as Brighton Pride's fun run and community sports Day and picnic is coming this summer. Every omi and polone is expected chuck on some lycra and leg warmers and troll along to Preston Park to vada the talented totty and bona bods as they mince around a variety ... [Read more]

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