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Elton John addresses the impact of Covid-19 on LGBTQ+ people

Rachel Badham November 30, 2020

Elton John and husband David Furnish discussed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on LGBTQ+ people in their acceptance speech for the 2020 Global Impact award from the British LGBT Awards.

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Arts

Dine with the Stars to benefit the Safety Forum

James Ledward April 23, 2019

Dine with the Stars presents a fundraising Dinner & Show to benefit the Brighton & Hove LGBT Safety Forum on Saturday, May 25. Hosted by Drag Queens, Davina Sparkle, Mrs Moore and Kara Van Park, who will introduce top tribute act Rob Taylor as Elton John then Olly Murs.

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Arts

PREVIEW: Boy Wonder – Still, A Marvellous Party!

Craig Hanlon-Smith February 11, 2019

In 2017, to acknowledge and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality, Ignite Books published ‘A Marvellous Party’, a collection of heartfelt tributes to queer heroes and heroines, written by Ian Elmslie, the musical half of award-winning gay cabaret act, Katrina and The Boy. 

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Arts

MUSIC REVIEW: Jake Shears @Heaven

Craig Hanlon-Smith November 15, 2017

There are gigs where you can feel a collective audience groan as the artist you’ve adored for years introduces another new song from their forthcoming solo album. Jake Shears was asking for a whole lotta patience from the crowd at Tuesday night’s London gig who had yet to hear a good 80% of his set list.

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Arts

Pet Shop Boys to headline Brighton Pride

James Ledward March 1, 2017

The legendary Pet Shop Boys will headline the Brighton Pride, ‘Summer Of Love’ Festival in Preston Park on Saturday, August 5, 2017 with their first Pride performance in 20 years.

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LGBTQ+ News

No equality for gay partners in the Queen’s and House of Lord’s honours system

Graham Robson March 11, 2015

Days before the first anniversary of same-sex marriages being legalised in the UK, the discussion about gay couples receiving the same title privileges as their heterosexual counterparts is intensifying. CURRENTLY, the wives of men awarded a knighthood or peerage are entitled to call themselves Lady. However, gay male married partners are presently not given a title. For example, when Sir Richard Branson received a knighthood, his wife became Lady Joan Branson.

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Books

This is me!

James Ledward October 25, 2013

Krissie Ducann has an impressive pedigree in show business. She started singing in a skiffle band in 1958 when she was just 14. In 1964 she formed a soul band called Cadillac and toured with Pink Floyd, Amen Corner, The Nice and Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix became her lover, as did satarist Peter Cook.  Krissie remembers the period affectionately,  “They were […]

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