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FEATURE: The Face of You – Madonna at 60

Craig Hanlon-Smith August 15, 2018

On July 13, 1987, Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone stood on stage at Madison Square Garden in New York City midway through her Who’s That Girl Tour set to address the audience. The show was an additional date added to the schedule in memory of her friend Martin Burgoyne who had died from AIDS related complications the previous year and it raised $400,000 for the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AMFAR).

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Matthew Todd talks alcohol, drugs and the mental health crisis in the LGBT+ communities

Craig Hanlon-Smith March 3, 2018

Matthew Todd has a long-standing association with Attitude magazine of over 20 years, most recently as editor. Ahead of the paperback and audio release of his hugely successful book, Straight Jacket, Craig Hanlon-Smith caught up with the journalist, novelist, playwright and stand-up comedian, no less, to talk Attitude, career highlights and the mental health crisis amongst the LGBT population.

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Community News

BAR PERSON PROFILE: Michael David @Legends

Besi Besemar November 26, 2017

The first person many LGBT+ folk meet when they arrive in the city is the bar person at their local LGBT+ venue. These gatekeepers to the community provide an important role both befriending and signposting new arrivals to the city. Gscene finds out a bit more about them and what makes them special.

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Arts

Pet Shop Boys to headline Brighton Pride

Besi Besemar 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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ALBUM REVIEW: Madonna ‘Rebel Heart’

Besi Besemar March 9, 2015

THE arrival of a new Madonna album still excites editors in charge of column inches even if commercial success is a fraction of the heady days of True Blue and Like A Virgin. The preamble to this latest offering is unlikely to have been what Team Madonna had planned; 20+ leaked demos from a hacked computer account in Tel Aviv, and a potentially catastrophic yank off a podium at The Brit Awards, but judging from the hastily assembled and predictable headlines the morning after, Madonna is still considered (digital) printing press gold.

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