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LGBTI petition delivered to Commonwealth HQ

LGBTI petition delivered to Commonwealth HQ A 2,500-signature LGBTI petition has been delivered to the Commonwealth Secretariat in London. It calls on Commonwealth institutions and member states to take action to ensure LGBTI decriminalisation, equality and protection against discrimination.  Currently, 42 of the 53 Commonwealth nations criminalise ... [Read more]

Gay People’s Attitude Towards Sex Toys

Gay People’s Attitude Towards Sex Toys by Ray Stott With the likes of 50 Shades of Grey encouraging a more daring approach to sex, and the news that several recent surveys have found that more and more couples are embracing sex toys and sexual exploration… we wonder which sex toys we boys like to play with? Not surprisingly, we mainly ... [Read more]

A Look at Rentboys Through History

A Look at Rentboys Through History A Look at Rentboys Through History Written for brainiacs, but also fascinating to laypeople, Male Sex Work and Society (Harrington Park Press), edited by Victor Minichiello and John Scott,is a collection of revealing essays and studies that explores male sex work from a rich array of perspectives ... [Read more]

Eurogames Stockholm 2015

Eurogames Stockholm 2015 EuroGames is a sports, cultural and political event which will take place between 5th to 9th of August 2015. The event encourages participation from everyone — regardless of sexual orientation, race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, political beliefs, athletic or artistic ability, age ... [Read more]

European Snow Pride 2015

European Snow Pride 2015 While you were lounging around in the sun some people have been working hard this summer to make sure  European Snow Pride 2015 in Tignes will be an even bigger event, with guests from even more countries converging on Tignes to live together for an unforgettable week of great skiing, partying and socialising ... [Read more]

Hi GiFi – the new dating app

Hi GiFi – the new dating app   GiFi (Guy-Fi), the app billed as the next-generation free gay social networking and dating app that aims to change forever the way gay men chat, network and meet-up has launched internationally after their initial success in the UK. Kristian Tangen-Sorgendal, GiFi Community Manager says “This ... [Read more]

Rainbow Laces 2014 Campaign Launch

Rainbow Laces 2014 Campaign Launch GFSN Team Village Manchester FC Supported Rainbow Laces 2013  The Gay Football Supporters Network are delighted to have worked with Stonewall and Paddy Power on this year’s Rainbow Laces campaign which we believe will help bring about real change in the game. For many years we have called for ... [Read more]

Sam Smith –  ‘In The Lonely Hours Tour’

Sam Smith – ‘In The Lonely Hours Tour’ Bent favourite Sam Smith has announced his ‘In The Lonely Hour Tour 2015’ which sees him bring his critically acclaimed live show to the UK in the new year with a string of dates concluding on two special shows at London’s O2 Academy Brixton in March. The tour announcement arrives after Sam’s ... [Read more]

Bent Confession: Feeling Chicken

Bent Confession: Feeling Chicken I’m 18 and just want to apologise to the nice old guy who I met on a chat line. I was really cruel to him telling him all the things I was going to let him do to me. Strip me down to my briefs (he’d said he had bought some new see-thru sheer nylon boxers he wanted me to wear), to cover me in whipped ... [Read more]

Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures  by G Alexander The other day I was chatting to a group of gay guys about what makes them happy (no not that song by Pharrell Williams). It wasn’t supposed to have been a world-shattering discussion, it was a simple question as I had already formulated in my head what makes me incredibly happy and ... [Read more]

LGBT Travel

LGBT Travel A London based travel company who specialise in holidays for LGBT customers is excited to offer clients and customers a comprehensive range of inspirational trips to some of the world's most fascinating destinations. Having broken free from traditional stereotypes, 'CAG Travel' are providing their ... [Read more]

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]

Book Review – Carsick

Book Review – Carsick God, I did enjoy this book. Who would have thought that a pensioner would come up with the daft idea of hitchhiking across America? John Waters that’s who! The man who discovered Divine brought us such celluloid trash as Pink Flamingos, Cecil B. Demented and Hairspray has now come up with a novel ... [Read more]

Bent Fiction – Score

Bent Fiction – Score Earlier, on this particular Friday, I had managed to get myself a temporary job and to celebrate the fact that now I might actually be earning some money I was determined to have an exceptional weekend and be ready to awake Monday morning filled up with goodwill (or good Harry) and anxious to get back ... [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  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]

It’s a wet and slippery kind of place

It’s a wet and slippery kind of place By Lee Price Pink News recently reported that many gay bath houses in the USA are closing because of the prevalence of Grindr, Gaydar and the like ( ). They simply cannot offer the instant ‘meet, greet and do’ that these ... [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]

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