New bus carries tribute to James Ledward

Graham Robson November 29, 2020

Arranged by his long-time friend and colleague Billie Lewis, and Brighton & Hove Buses, the number 1 service will travel past the new Ledward Centre and through St James’s Street – the heart of LGBTQ+ Brighton.

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The Ledward Centre, LGBTQ+ Community and Cultural Centre in Brighton

Gscene Editorial Team October 16, 2020

Community help is needed with an exciting new LGBTQ+ community project in the heart of Brighton & Hove.

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Business News

James Ledward 05/09/1954 – 03/10/2019

Gscene Editorial Team November 11, 2019

James Ledward 05/09/1954 – 03/10/2019 On Saturday, October 19 2019 we said goodbye to our friend, Gscene editor, and LGBTQ+ community champion.

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10th Anniversary AIDS Memorial Fundraiser in memory of James Ledward for The Sussex Beacon

October 24, 2019

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the AIDS memorial in Brighton, its sculptor Romany Mark Bruce, has produced an exclusive limited edition of ten smaller replicas that are 50cm high and made from aluminium resin to be auctioned in memory of James Ledward

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Fundraising News

boohoo and boohooMAN launch their 2018 Pride collection

Graham Robson June 26, 2018

boohoo and boohooMAN, headline sponsors of Brighton Pride launch their new Love is Love collection in time for the 2018 Pride season. ONLINE re-tailer boohoo has created an exclusive capsule collection – the ‘Love is Love’ collection is a range designed to empower, embrace, support and celebrate love in all of its forms for everyone.

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Community News


July 23, 2017

A huge thank you to Gscene, James Ledward, the Golden Handbag Awards and everyone who sent in a citation to nominate me for a Lifetime Achievement Award for services to the LGBT+ Communities at this years Golden Handbag Show.

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Fundraising News

Online voting opens in Golden Handbag Awards 2016

Gary Hart April 26, 2016

Voting in the 2016 Golden Handbag Awards opens at midnight tonight giving readers of Gscene Magazine the opportunity to recognise and reward those in the community who have worked selflessly in the last 12 months to make Brighton and Hove a better place for LGBT people to live.

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The challenge of policing Brighton Pride in 2015

Besi Besemar June 9, 2015

As Pride approaches James Ledward talks to Chief Superintendent Nev Kemp about the challenges, in the present economic climate of policing Brighton Pride and the Pride Village Party in 2015. Chief Superintendent Nev Kemp was appointed Divisional Commander for Brighton and Hove in 2013, seventeen years after joining the police. On becoming Division Commander he took on the role of the forces LGBT Champion.

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Community News

Charles Street are top of the class!

Graham Robson May 13, 2015

The first Golden Handbag of the season went to Charles Street Bar last night when they were crowned the Brainiest Gays (LGBT) in the Village at the Golden Handbag Quiz. Bear Patrol for the third year running came second with the Gscene B team coming in third. The Quiz was hosted by a sparkling Lola Lasagne who described the event as her “favourite gig of the season.”

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