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FEATURE: Transitioning with Sugar – HIV & Me

I’ve been HIV+ for the majority of my adult life. I was diagnosed in my early 20s shortly after the death of my mother. I didn’t take her death very well and ran away to...
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Sussex Beacon charity shops hold spooky secret Halloween auction

Sussex Beacon charity shops on St James Street and London Road get in the Halloween spirit with a secret auction for a range of weird and wonderful items displayed in their windows.
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PRODUCT REVIEW: ‘ONE’: Condoms and Personal Lubricant

These fun circular new condoms, called 'One' are easy to use, can  be opened with ease and there’s a selection of different options, ultra-thin, sensitive, larger etc,  then...
Posted On 30 Sep 2017
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FEATURE: Transitioning with Sugar – I love men, what can I do? asks Sugar Swan

As Eartha Kitt sang during the disco revival of her career in the 1984 title track, 'I love men, what can I do? I love men, they're no good for you'. Never have song lyrics...
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Applications open for IGLTA Foundation Tourism Scholarships, 2018

The IGLTA Foundation is offering scholarships to attend the 35th Annual Global Convention of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association in Toronto, from May 9-12,...
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FEATURE: Silver Ladies – 25 years of Kate and Jo

Gscene caught up with Wildblood and Queenie, Brighton’s most buxom DJing duo, who are celebrating 25 years B2B behind the decks with their Silver Service fundraising party for...
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OPINION: Craig’s Thoughts – Be Brave, or I was born to be Queer

As a  youngster, I assumed the day would come when I would know all there was to know about life, love and happiness. The reflecting, the neglecting, the mistaking, the...
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The real cost of going to university

The Prime Minister is facing a backlash today from her own party as student loan interest rates reach 6.1%. The hike has prompted fears that young people will leave university...
Posted On 01 Sep 2017
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Dine with the Stars for The LGBT Community Safety Forum

Dine with the Stars returns to the Jury's Inn Waterfront Hotel (next to Dr Brightons) on Thursday, October 12. Now in its 6th year, Dine with the Stars is the brainchild of...
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Pride Cymru 2017 – colourful, brilliant and proud!

As a Welsh Gay man, returning home for this superb, fun, engaging LGBTQ Pride event, I felt truly proud to see my county and capital city embracing LGBTQ folk and rights in...
Posted On 30 Aug 2017
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FEATURE: Transitioning with Sugar – My Pride experience

Last month I wrote about my Pride experiences over the last 20 years and how I never quite felt like I fitted in. I was always troubled with poor trans representation. I...
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FOOD & DRINK: Revenge of the Burgers!

You can't keep a good man down - it was only a matter of time before Barry Nelson would surface again and he is back managing and cooking in the kitchen of a new Burger Bar...
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Only here for the beer (and wine)!

With CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) choosing Essex as a destination for their festivals, it’s hardly surprising that Essex breweries (and vineyards) are ‘jumping on the beer...
Posted On 23 Aug 2017
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One funny lady – Hannah Brackenbury

"Hannah Brackenbury has been described as Victoria Wood and Tim Minchin’s lesbian love child. She’s more than that. She’s Hannah, and her songs are both bloody funny and...
Posted On 04 Aug 2017
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