Queer Creative Fiction

April 9, 2014 by  
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Arvon, the creative writing charity, are running a residential Queer Fiction writing week, led by Kerry Hudson and Jonathan Kemp. The course takes place at Lumb Bank, The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre, close to Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire. Spend a week immersed in writing, with a mixture of workshops, tutorials and private writing time. […]

Save Civil Partnerships. Extend them to straights

April 2, 2014 by  
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“The government is considering abolishing all civil partnerships and converting them into marriages, regardless of what existing civil partner couples want. It is also considering retaining existing civil partnerships but refusing any new ones. The other government option is to keep civil partnerships and make them available to opposite-sex couples, as well as to same-sex […]

London Set To Be Crawling With Gays

A tour of London’s gay scene will soon become a reality for gay men visiting the city with the launch of Gay Bar Crawls, a new night-out led by gay locals every Saturday from the 3rd May for just £30.00. With reservations made online, Gay Bar Crawls delivers a fun, friendly and hassle-free way to […]

Jonathan Dahl – Feeling a little morose

April 1, 2014 by  
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“The Reason I’m feeling a little morose Amanda is that I stopped believing in God this morning and it’ll take a little time to get over it”. Those were my lines from the first time Jonathan Dahl took to the Stage playing downtrodden vicar Bertram Thomson in an amateur production by Michael Birch called ‘It […]

Same-sex marriage shows civil partnerships were ‘never enough’

March 27, 2014 by  
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As the first gay and lesbian couples in England and Wales prepare to walk down the aisle this Saturday (29th March) to get legally married, research from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) shows that civil partnerships could never have met the demands for full equality between gay and straight couples. In the latest […]

Happy Fifth Birthday, Grindr!

March 25, 2014 by  
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To celebrate its fifth birthday, Grindr  has announced that the pioneering location-based meet-up app has more than five million active monthly users and their daily chat messages have topped 38 million. Grindr and Grindr Xtra have taken the world by storm over the past five years, having experienced explosive growth by engaging with iPhone, iPad, […]

Gay Marriage – It’s up to you by Les Lea

March 25, 2014 by  
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So, the 29th March is rapidly approaching and we gays will be allowed to proclaim our love by getting married… just like anyone else can. Actually. Wait a minute. Erm, sorry but there are some restrictions. Well there had to be really didn’t there? After all, Equality is a grand concept but we don’t want […]

My Little Pony bullies

March 24, 2014 by  
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You may be aware of a recent story of a young 9-year old boy in America being told that he shouldn’t wear his My Little Pony backpack to school because it made him a target for bullying. I read the story and was annoyed for the lad and it made me angry that the ‘bullies’ […]

Brit Muslim Drag Artist Gay Wedding Music Video

March 15, 2014 by  
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Leading drag artist Asifa Lahore is releasing her latest and most politically significant music cover to date, using her position as a global pioneer to promote gay marriage, family acceptance and to speak out against India’s Section 377. Unlike her previous videos, Asifa’s latest offering has been funded completely by her fans and followers, in […]

Dr Christian asks: Cure me, I’m Gay

March 15, 2014 by  
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In this one off documentary Dr Christian Jessen will explore the motives and practices behind therapies that offer to change people’s sexuality. He asks if it is possible to ‘cure’ homosexuality and will boldly undertake some of these ‘cures’ to see if he can change his sexual preference. Undercover Doctor: Cure Me, I’m Gay will […]

O Happy Day

March 13, 2014 by  
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While certain countries/states/governments around the world are waging war on gay citizens, we here in England and Wales are at last beginning to recognise same-sex marriage. From today gay and lesbian couples who married overseas have their status recognised in England and Wales, in the past they were simply treated as in a civil partnership. […]

GFSN Featured in C4 Dispatches Program

Tonight the GFSN (Gay Football Supporters Network) will be featured in the Channel 4 Dispatches documentary “Undercover: Hate On The Terraces” (C4 8pm) where we discuss the lack of action against homophobia at football matches. Along with racist, Islamophobic, and anti-Semitic abuse the documentary highlights: “20 homophobic incidents across three matches at Brighton & Hove […]

Spartacus Gay Travel Index 2014 lists the gay-friendliest travel destinations worldwide!

February 28, 2014 by  
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 The international travel guide for the gay community, which has been published on an annual basis for the last 40 years, informs its readers about the legal situation for gays and lesbians in each of the 138 countries listed in the guide. The editorial staff stands in regular contact with the Foreign Office, the foreign […]

Prowler Porn Awards

February 25, 2014 by  
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The first Prowler Gay Porn Awards event takes place on Friday 14th March, with the biggest concentration of gay porn stars ever assembled in the West End. The list of categories awarded includes Best British Porn Star, Best British Website, Best British Scene, British Fetish Film of the Year, British Fetish Star of the Year […]

Ten things to remember for your next blowjob

Teeth It would seem inevitable that if you are going to stick something in someone’s mouth the first obstruction is going to be teeth. At some point you are going to feel those pearly whites grating and grazing on your prize asset and its best if you get someone who is experienced and who knows […]

‘#HomoPromo’: Gay equality art campaign piles heat on Russia

February 21, 2014 by  
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Online poster campaign, in support of Stonewall, launched to protest against Russia’s controversial laws on homosexuality Winning posters to be exhibited and auctioned off to raise money for Stonewall’s work internationally Creative people from all over the world invited to design and submit entries on Tumblr Campaign uses art to highlight gay oppression in Russia […]

YOUNG ENIGMA AWARDS FOR LGBT+ WRITERS.

February 19, 2014 by  
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The Young Enigma Awards is a nationwide search to find the LGBT+ voices of tomorrow. The awards include: The Barbara Burford Prize (18-35yrs and from the UK) The Allan Horsfall Prize (13-25yrs and from Greater Manchester) Join our open workshops to kickstart your writing: 5th and 26th April, 2-4pm at Manchester Central Library (free to […]

Book Review: Secrets Make You Sick

February 17, 2014 by  
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Many people live their lives desperately holding onto a secret. Abused as a child? Living with HIV? Addicted to crack cocaine? Being gay in a country where homosexuality is illegal? Well Trevor Kleinhans has lived his life with all of the above, and the remarkable story of how holding onto his secrets caused his life […]

The hidden homophobic shame of the NHS by Peter Tatchell

February 13, 2014 by  
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The posthumous royal pardon granted to war-time code breaker and computer pioneer Alan Turing was a long overdue attempt to put right a grave injustice. Turing had been convicted of homosexuality in 1952, under the same nineteenth century ‘gross indecency’ law that sent Oscar Wilde to prison in 1895.  Given the option of jail or […]

£500,000 fund to help male victims of rape

February 13, 2014 by  
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It’s a crime that has gone under-reported for years but now, the ‘taboo’ subject of male rape and abuse is set to receive funding to provide support to victims. TV soap Hollyoaks has recently featured the subject and that has raised awareness in the public domain.  Meanwhile, the latest set of crime figures showed there were […]

Travel – New York, New York

Sights, lights, nights! Adrian Gillan flies Virgin Atlantic to get Bent’s gay guide to the Big Apple! So good, you just have to name it twice, this former Native American homeland and Dutch colony is the most sung-about place on Earth – from Porter, Bernstein and Sinatra to Pet Shop Boys, U2 and Madge! WHEN […]

SOCHI OLYMPICS ANTI-GAY LAWS : GLOBAL OUTCRY

January 22, 2014 by  
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All Out – the global movement for love and equality – has  announced a series of online and offline actions to support Russian gays and lesbians and call for the end of Russia’s anti-gay laws violating the spirit of Olympics Charter non-discrimination principle, Principle 6. Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter states that discrimination is […]

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