‘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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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…?
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
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
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]
One Man Lord of the Rings to tour
One Man Lord of the Rings™ and One Man Star Wars™ Trilogy will embark on a UK tour following a successful season at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The shows are written and performed by Canadian actor Charles Ross, who was given permission to perform them when he presented the shows to the ... [Read more]
Nightstop – the charity for homeless LGBT youth
Imagine having to spend a night sleeping rough because you’ve got nowhere to stay.
Unfortunately, an increasing number of young people LGBT people right across the North East in both rural and urban communities are facing that difficult choice – tonight, tomorrow and the night after.
A national ... [Read more]
The battle for LGBTI equality isn’t over yet
We here in the UK are pleased with the progress over recent years, that have been made regarding gay rights in this part of our world. However, as Peter Tatchell is keen to point out, we cannot feel smug and that the job is done… we cannot rest on our accomplishments when equality is not given to everyone… ... [Read more]
BLOCKBUSTER – The Musical
BLOCKBUSTER The Musical follows the global success of Mamma Mia and We Will Rock You and features classic hits by Sweet, Suzi Quatro, Smokie, Tina Turner and Mud, including... BALLROOM BLITZ, BLOCKBUSTER, TIGER FEET, CAN THE CAN, DEVIL GATE DRIVE, SOME GIRLS, LAY BACK IN THE ARMS OF SOMEONE, LIVING NEXT ... [Read more]
Coronation Street Tour with Pride
Coronation Street The Tour will be holding special tours in the run up to Manchester Pride where visitors will be encouraged to dress as their favourite Corrie characters.
From Monday 18th to Friday 22nd August, visitors who attend tours between 8pm and 9pm dressed as one of the many iconic Coronation ... [Read more]
Jane McDonald – ‘Remixed’
Jane McDonald is delighted to have teamed up with 7th Heaven to remix all the tracks on this album. The album features the Top 15 Commercial Pop Club Hit ‘Love Is All’ (7th Heaven Club Mix), ‘One Night Only’ (7th Heaven Mirrorball Mix), ‘The Singer of Your Song’ (7th Heaven Club Mix), ‘And ... [Read more]
Bottom or Top?
Feeling versatile? Want to experience everything? You decide
Well here’s a new little idea that might just put the fun back into your sexy little games…
Or maybe it’s that awkward moment when you both realise that you’re of the same persuasion…
Perhaps you just don’t know whether to ... [Read more]
Orange Is The New Black @ Manchester Pride
Lea DeLaria, star of American TV sensation, Orange is the New Black, has been announced as this year’s Grand Marshal at Manchester Pride’s Parade.
Lea who has achieved stardom with her stand out role as Big Boo in the Netflix hit series, follows in the footsteps of the likes of Sir Ian McKellen ... [Read more]