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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]

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]

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]

Montréal’s Gay Summer

Montréal’s Gay Summer Grab your shades and get outside: it’s summertime in Montréal! They’ve got an amazing LGBT season lined up (August is Montréal’s pride month – mais oui!), with Pride and Divers/Cité celebrations rocking out the sunny scene. T-dances, drag shows, DJs and more: it’s a summer tailored to party ... [Read more]

Turkish Wrestling

Turkish Wrestling By Terry George There are two events on my calendar that I try my damnedest not to miss - The Rio Carnival and The Turkish Oil Wrestling Championships. Both these events are quite spectacular but each in their own way... the Carnival is all colour and sparkle, whilst the Wrestling is all slick and leather… ... [Read more]

Prague Pride 2014

Prague Pride 2014 The 4th edition of the Prague Pride festival will take place from Monday 11th until Sunday 17th August, with the Parade and main concert & outdoor party on Saturday 16th August. The main theme will focus on Prague being a bridge between Eastern and Western Europe.  The Czech Republic remains ... [Read more]

SuperMartxé launches at Ocean Beach Ibiza

SuperMartxé launches at Ocean Beach Ibiza Located directly on the S'Arenal waterfront in San Antonio, lies one of the most luxurious venues on the island, Ocean Beach Ibiza. Encapsulating the ultimate beach club experience, Ocean is dedicated to creating a unique and lavish lifestyle experience for those looking for an ideal daytime destination ... [Read more]

Travel – Coasting it in Dorset!

Travel – Coasting it in Dorset! Bored of Bournemouth, that gay mecca of Dorset’s East? Instead, Bent’s Adrian Gillan hugs the lovely coast, and blokes, of West Dorset - from Lyme Regis to Weymouth! So much quicker to reach than Cornwall! With its natural beauty, rich history and gorgeous guys, what could be nicer than a long ... [Read more]

Allow same sex marriages in Jersey, TUC urges island’s leaders

Allow same sex marriages in Jersey, TUC urges island’s leaders If you are thinking that maybe celebrating your same-sex marriage on ‘romantic’ island of Jersey is a possibility, think again. Same-sex couples have been able to marry in England and Wales since the end of March – a right currently denied to LGBT people living in Jersey. As part of its campaign ... [Read more]

Pride Scotia 2014

Pride Scotia 2014 Pride Scotia Returns to Edinburgh for its 10th Annual outing. From 1995 to 2008, Pride marches took place in Edinburgh and Glasgow alternating year about. Pride Scotia now allows Scotland’s LGBT Community to celebrate their diversity every year whilst enjoying the best in entertainment and events. Why ... [Read more]

Brighton Bear Weekend Approaches

Brighton Bear Weekend Approaches Brighton Bear Weekender began as a small local event in the summer of 2011, bringing bears and admirers from the Brighton area together for a weekend of social events. It has grown steadily since, attracting around 300 men from the UK and beyond in 2013. Now in its fourth year, we expect it to be bigger ... [Read more]

Brighton Pride Rainbow Run

Brighton Pride Rainbow Run Photos: Chris Jepson Get ready Disco Diva's as Brighton Pride's fun run and community sports Day and picnic is coming this summer. Every omi and polone is expected chuck on some lycra and leg warmers and troll along to Preston Park to vada the talented totty and bona bods as they mince around a variety ... [Read more]

Get ready – Amsterdam Gay Pride

Get ready – Amsterdam Gay Pride Image: © Marjolein van Veen  Amsterdam Gay Pride is a huge celebration of devotion towards equality for the gay, lesbian and transgender communities, held in late July and early August every year. Read on for more information about this flamboyant citywide event! The canal parade begins on 2 ... [Read more]

Travel – Ostend Weekend

Travel – Ostend Weekend The Belgian Brighton? Adrian Gillan jumps on Eurostar and falls in love with Ostend – ‘Queen of the Belgian Coast’ – also taking in grand capital, Brussels, along the way…  Colonial Belgian monarch King Leopold II undoubtedly plundered the late 19th Century Congo to amass vast wealth to help ... [Read more]

Bent USA – Supreme Festival @ NYC’s Pride

Bent USA – Supreme Festival @ NYC’s Pride The world premiere of Supreme takes place over New York City’s 2014 Pride Weekend. The festival's main event will be held Saturday, June 28th at Capitale in Lower Manhattan.   The spectacular party space, once the Bowery Savings Bank, will feature a celebrity performance by hit maker Azealia ... [Read more]

Bent USA – “Why Drag?”

Bent USA – “Why Drag?” This month, Magnus Hastings, a pioneer in drag photography, presents a remarkable installation of photographs that capture some of the world’s most celebrated drag superstars and asks them the question, "Why Drag?" Photos represent a wide spectrum of drag ranging from mainstream icons, underground ... [Read more]

West End “A London Summer”

West End “A London Summer” The website of London's West End Theatres - - has launched a major new guide for visitors to London this summer. Called "A London Summer" ( ) the online guide brings together all major London Theatre events running in the Capital over Summer 2014 including ... [Read more]

Travel – Tune into Tunisia!

Travel – Tune into Tunisia! A short flight from home but a whole world away, Adrian Gillan falls in love with Tunisia…  Founded in the 8th Century BC by Phoenician traders (from Lebanon, as now is), old Carthage (home to Dido, besotted of Aeneas; birthplace of great Alp-crossing general Hannibal) was the stuff of legend which ... [Read more]

Further Brunei Protests

Further Brunei Protests  would like to announce that going forward we will be boycotting the Brunei owned luxury hotel chain Dorchester Collection. This decision has been made after the countries law was changed as of 01st May ‘14, to phase in increasing the sentence for homosexuality from a maximum ten ... [Read more]

Brighton turns Blue for Pride

Brighton turns Blue for Pride Get ready to scream, faint and behave like a loved-up teenager because Brighton Pride are pleased to announce that the multi-platinum selling, award winning and completely gorgeous boy band Blue will be performing on the Pride Main Stage at Preston Park. Yes Anthony Costa, Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe and ... [Read more]

Travel – Thank you for the music, Brighton!

Travel – Thank you for the music, Brighton! Voulez vous? And does your mother know? Bent’s own little dancing queen, Adrian Gillan, takes a chance on the UK’s queerest seaside resort, where - where else? - ABBA won Eurovision almost exactly 40 years ago, their undoubted springboard to pop mega-stardom! On one fateful night in April 1974 ... [Read more]

Travel – Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakesqueer hits 450!

Travel – Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakesqueer hits 450! Adrian Gillan visits Stratford-upon-Avon to celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. But was the Bard really bent? 450 years after his birth (23 April 1564) in Stratford-upon-Avon, the sheer humanity, scale and scope of William Shakespeare’s work continues to ensure a fame-beyond-words - and ... [Read more]

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