Komedia to celebrate 30th birthday in May
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by Graham Robson
2d ago
This May, the Komedia will celebrate its 30th birthday. From humble beginnings at a small venue on Manchester Street in Kemptown in 1994, to their home for the last 26 years on Gardner Street in the North Laine, Komedia has been through its ups and downs but has managed to weather the storm, in an ..read more
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Brighton & Hove Rainbow Run to return for third fabulous year in August
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by Graham Robson
2d ago
Rapidly becoming an essential part of the Brighton & Hove Pride weekend, the Brighton & Hove Rainbow Run – a 5K fun run raising money for local LGBTQ charity, the Brighton Rainbow Fund – returns to Hove Park on Friday, August 2 at 7pm. This year promises to be bigger, better, louder and prouder! Organised ..read more
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Foreign Office issues travel warning for LGBTQ+ tourists travelling to Greece
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by Graham Robson
3d ago
When same-sex marriage was legalised in Greece back in February, LGBTQ+ campaigners celebrated. Now, though, the British Foreign Office has issued new travel advice for queer people travelling to the country. An update, published on the UK government’s foreign travel advice page, has warned that same-sex couples could experience discrimination in certain parts of Greece ..read more
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Feels so good: Leeds Pride reveals big name acts for 2024 Pride event
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by Graham Robson
3d ago
Leeds Pride recently announced ambitious plans for the city’s 2024 festival, which is to take place in July. Not only will this year’s celebration be the largest in scale with the likes of Call Lane joining the party, but a week-long calendar of events will ensure nobody misses the fun. Headlining the main stage on ..read more
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Sandyford Young People’s Gender Service announces they will no longer be referring under 18s for endocrine treatments
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by Graham Robson
3d ago
Scottish Trans and the Equality Network have reacted after Sandyford Young People’s Gender Service, based at NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, announced that they will no longer be referring under 18s for endocrine treatments, which means people using the service will no longer be prescribed puberty blockers (which pause pubertal changes), nor will 16 or ..read more
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Will Young returns with new single, ‘Falling Deep’
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by Graham Robson
3d ago
Will Young has dropped new track, Falling Deep, which is the euphoric first single taken from his forthcoming ninth studio album, Light It Up, which is out on 9 August. Channelling the nostalgia of ‘80s pop with a modern, soulful touch, Falling Deep is written and produced by renowned pop hitmakers PhD (who have worked ..read more
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Keighley Cougars Rugby League club makes history with nomination of India Willoughby as patron
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by Graham Robson
4d ago
Keighley Cougars Rugby League club has announced the appointment of trans activist India Willoughby as their patron, marking a groundbreaking moment as the world’s first transgender individual to serve as patron of a professional sports club. India, a pioneer in her own right as Britain’s first transgender newsreader and TV journalist, has long been an ..read more
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Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer calls for ban on trans athletes competing in female-only events
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by Graham Robson
4d ago
Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer has called for trans athletes to be banned from competing in female-only events, writing that sports’ governing bodies needed to set out an “unambiguous position” on the issue, amid rows over trans athletes participating in female-only events. Frazer wrote: “In competitive sport, biology matters. And where male strength, size and body ..read more
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Peccadillo Pictures secures Iris Prize-winning film ‘Norwegian Dream’
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by Graham Robson
4d ago
Peccadillo Pictures has secured Iris Prize award-winning film Norwegian Dream, which will be released on streaming on 29 April. Directed by Leiv Igor Devold, the film tells the story of Robert, a young Polish immigrant, who arrives in Norway to work for a fish factory in hopes of paying off his mother’s rising debts. Suppressing ..read more
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KKWEER Arts exhibition, curated by Gemma Rolls-Bentley and Ell Pennick, to feature some of the biggest names in LGBTQ+ art
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by Graham Robson
4d ago
Lead Pic: Samantha Pepys and the Biological Lie by Lulu Bennett KKWEER Arts is to present Ultraviolet, a powerful and thought-provoking group exhibition which delves into the intricate world of coded language, symbols, and gestures nestled within queer communities. The exhibition features some of the biggest names in queer art, including new work by the iconic Maggi ..read more
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