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LGBT History Month

Birmingham Metropolitan College to celebrate LGBT+ History Month with panel discussion

Catherine Muxworthy February 23, 2024

Birmingham Metropolitan (BMet) College’s Inclusive Support Department have organised an LGBTQ+ panel discussion for students, staff and invited guests to mark this year’s LGBT+ History Month. The event, which will be held on February 27, will feature five speakers including: two of the department’s D&I Ambassadors; Naomi Rowe; George Mattu; and An Verleysen. After each […]

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LGBTQ+ News

Boycott dropped after National Student Pride parts ways with Airbus, HSBC, Disney, Deutsche Bank, and Amazon as sponsors

Graham Robson February 23, 2024

A boycott of National Student Pride, which takes place this weekend, has been dropped after the LGBTQ+ student event parted ways with Airbus, HSBC, Disney, Deutsche Bank, and Amazon as sponsors. This weekend, National Student Pride returns to London for its annual festival of celebration, activism, panel discussions, an LGBTQ+ careers fair and community marketplace. […]

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Previews

PRAISE KINK: Billie Gold to bring “immersive and viciously entertaining show” to Ironworks Brighton in May

Graham Robson February 20, 2024

Queer performer Billie Gold will be bringing PRAISE KINK to Ironworks Brighton in May. If you haven’t seen Praise Kink before, expect an immersive and viciously entertaining show about identity and self-validation from a lesbian ex sex-worker and now full time drag performer. Praise Kink is a fast, wild and inspiring look at the world […]

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Community News

Learn to swim with Out to Swim Brighton & Hove

Graham Robson February 20, 2024

Out to Swim Brighton & Hove is inviting LGBTQ+ people to its swimming lessons at the King Alfred Swimming Pool every Saturday between 5 – 6pm. A dedicated lane will be reserved for the lessons, for four to six swimmers (numbers subject to ability), and there will be a designated swimming coach. Out to Swim requires […]

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Community News

Opening Doors, the charity for LGBTQ+ people aged 50+, to close its doors on 29 February

Graham Robson February 20, 2024

Opening Doors, the UK charity providing activities, information and support services for LGBTQ+ people aged over 50, has announced it will be closing its doors for the final time on February 29. In a statement, the charity’s CEO, Bridget Symonds, said “It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing the permanent closure of Opening […]

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Community News

Manchester’s LGBTQ+ community and its allies raise over ÂŁ1,700 at benefit show to mark one-year anniversary of Brianna Ghey’s death

Graham Robson February 19, 2024

Manchester’s LGBTQ+ community and its allies came together at The Brewers last night for a benefit show, which was being held to mark the one-year anniversary of the devastating loss of Brianna Ghey, whose horrific murder sent shockwaves throughout the UK. Live Your Truth was organised by trans campaigner and TV personality Jaxon Feeley to […]

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LGBTQ+ News

Gay Classic Car Group: 1,000 LGBTQ+ members as diverse as their cars

Graham Robson February 16, 2024

The Gay Classic Car Group (GCCG) – the group for LGBTQ+ classic car enthusiasts – enjoyed a bumper year of events last year. Towards the end of 2024, they had a choice of laid-up lunches in 10 local areas including Yorkshire, south east, south west and Essex. The 2024 events calendar kicks off in March […]

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Pride

Two of the UK’s top Pride events – Birmingham Pride and Brighton & Hove Pride – have launched Low Income Ticket Schemes

Catherine Muxworthy February 16, 2024

Two of the UK’s top Pride events – Birmingham Pride and Brighton & Hove Pride – have launched Low Income Ticket Schemes to ensure that events are as inclusive and accessible as possible. Birmingham Pride Supported by HSBC UK, Birmingham Pride festival 2024 will be held Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, and low-income […]

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Books

New book ‘Prospect Cottage: Derek Jarman’s House’ invites readers into the personal sanctuary of the iconic gay filmmaker for the very first time

Graham Robson February 15, 2024

Prospect Cottage: Derek Jarman’s House, a new book by photographer Gilbert McCarragher, published by Thames & Hudson on April 4, invites readers into the personal sanctuary of the iconic gay filmmaker for the very first time, with over 100 unseen photographs. A prolific film maker, Jarman was known for short, experimental Super 8mm films; his […]

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Community News

Brighton & Hove to mark first anniversary of Brianna Ghey’s death on Sunday, February 18

Graham Robson February 14, 2024

Brighton & Hove is to mark the first anniversary of Brianna Ghey‘s death at Victoria Gardens, Brighton BN1 1WN on Sunday, February 18 from 2pm. Organised by Dyke Collective Brighton, this vigil is an opportunity to mourn Brianna and countless other trans lives lost to transphobia. Attendees are welcome to bring their own candles; accessibility […]

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