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Alex Salmond makes Commonwealth gay history

Alex Salmond makes Commonwealth gay history    “Alex Salmond’s statement of support for gay rights at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is a first. The leader of no other host government at either the Commonwealth or Olympic Games has ever made such a positive pro-gay equality statement and backed it up with concrete visible support by flying ... [Read more]

Confession: Being a living doll

Confession: Being a living doll Since I was a kid I‘ve always been drawn to wearing my sister’s clothes. She was 5 years older than me so had lots of her old clothes around, which she used to great effect. As youngsters she would dress me up when her mates came round and I must have enjoyed it as I don’t ever remember getting ... [Read more]

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]

Sam Smith –  ‘I’m Not The Only One’

Sam Smith – ‘I’m Not The Only One’ This end of August sees the release of Sam Smith’s new single ‘I’m Not The Only One’ taken from his multi-platinum selling album ‘In The Lonely Hour’ which debuted at No.1 in the UK charts and No.2 on the US Billboard Top 200 earlier this year.  The album has sold over 1.3 million copies ... [Read more]

Lads who love their legs

Lads who love their legs It’s that time of year when we begin to think about our legs again. Remember them? Those perfect pins that have been hiding all year round. The arrival of summer brings with it relaxed days spent lounging bare-legged soaking up the sun. But for some getting the perfect beach body in time for summer ... [Read more]

Fedde LeGrand’s –  ‘Twisted’

Fedde LeGrand’s – ‘Twisted’ Following its exclusive world premiere on Danny Howard’s BBC Radio 1 Dance Anthems show a few weeks back, the eager wait for the release of Fedde Le Grand’s ‘Twisted’ has finally come to a close for fans around the globe. Out now on his very own Flamingo Recordings, the suitably entitled track ... [Read more]

Travel – We are Family, especially in Brighton!

Travel – We are Family, especially in Brighton! More and more gay families now include children – adopted, biological, maybe even from previous heterosexual relationships. So where better to take your little darlings than for a fun few days out by the seaside in lovely Brighton? Maybe even for Brighton Pride (Sat 2 Aug 2014)! Brighton is a ... [Read more]

Online gay art with Character

Online gay art with Character CHARACTER is a fancy international gay art magazine about images, emotions and the stories they tell and with this issue celebrates its third anniversary. Featuring more than 90 artists and contributors, over 340 pages, Character is the first international Gay Art magazine free online and entirely ... [Read more]

The Glamour of dr.a.g.

The Glamour of dr.a.g. This month, Christopher Logan re-releases his remarkable coffee table book filled with photographs capturing the worlds most celebrated drag superstars by the industry’s leading photographers.  Photos represent a wide spectrum of drag icons from underground drag royalty to the new breed of reality ... [Read more]

Pridefest™, a New LGBT-Themed Game Coming Soon

Pridefest™, a New LGBT-Themed Game Coming Soon On the back of Manchester's Gay Geek Parade... Atari®, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, has announced the development of Pridefest™ an original social-sim game for tablets and mobile devices. Pridefest™ empowers players to create and launch ... [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]

Travel – 10 handy apps for a hassle-free vacation

Travel – 10 handy apps for a hassle-free vacation Whether traveling within your country or to the globe’s most exotic locations, most travelers will experience some frustrating roadblocks. While technology can’t solve all of your problems, it can certainly make your life on the go a lot more worry-free. You have to worry about booking tickets, hotels ... [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]

Workaholic Brits on summer holidays

Workaholic Brits on summer holidays With the schools out for summer, it’s time for Brits to pack up their suitcases and jet off to sunnier destinations, and a new survey from ESET has revealed most people won’t be forgetting their work-enabled mobile device in their luggage this year, with the anticipation of having to work while on ... [Read more]

Sex Toys

Sex Toys Sex Toys - These two words alone are guaranteed to send certain people into fits of apoplexy. “If it’s not done naturally… then it shouldn’t be done at all.” “If God had meant us to have a piece of rubber up our butts…” etc etc etc But when it comes to sex, there are no God given ... [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]

Book – The Oldest Gay in the Village

Book – The Oldest Gay in the Village A powerful, moving and very personal account of one man’s experience of being gay over the last nine decades.  “I am the Oldest Gay in the Village. This is the story of my life and, by extension, of countless others; lives lived half in shadow, half in light. And it is also the story of how mine ... [Read more]

One Man, Two Guvnors

One Man, Two Guvnors The National Theatre's award-winning comedy, One Man, Two Guvnors, directed by Nicholas Hytner arrives at the Alhambra Theatre on 21st July as part of a major tour of the UK and Ireland. The acclaimed production is based on Carlo Goldoni's classic Italian comedy, The Servant of Two Masters and has songs ... [Read more]

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