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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

‘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 (http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/08/24/are-hookup-apps-killing-off-gay-saunas/ ). 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]

Book Review – Twisted

Book Review – Twisted   Imagine another person, the mirror-image of you but yet different in every way… Everly and Hadley Stone are gay identical twins. Growing up the boys were inseparable, always at each other’s side and experiencing everything together as one. It seemed like nothing was strong enough to break ... [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]

Bent Confession – An Army Life For Me

Bent Confession – An Army Life For Me   When I was in the Army I used to use the stripes on my arm to great effect, making the new recruits do exactly as I ordered. They were young and most had no idea what their rights were, all they knew was… obey all orders. When the lads were knackered after a day of exercise, drill or ... [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]

Peyton invites us to his Beach House Sessions

Peyton invites us to his Beach House Sessions An Ibiza legend in his own right and the voice behind some of the biggest house tunes to have hit dance floors over the last decade, Peyton wears his heart on his sleeve through the power of his music and his inimitable vocals are recognised across the entire dance music spectrum.  And now, for the ... [Read more]

Bent Fiction – Cut-offs

Bent Fiction – Cut-offs By G Alexander.  Donny looked good in his cut-off shorts… and he knew it. He’d found them in a Thrift store when he was ten and just loved their faded, distressed look even then. Now, at 18, he still managed to squeeze into them and to say they fit him snugly would be an understatement. The well ... [Read more]

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