Community News

Queer History Comes Alive in Gay Times

Are you familiar with the Mattachine Society, or the Daughters of Bilitis? No, well they are a useful period in gay history to understand as they stand in the immediate pre-Stonewall era as amongst the first queer advocacy groups to reform after the trauma of the Nazi period and the Second World War.

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"Boyz" Magazine Marks Issue 1400!

We love reporting on successes in the gay media, and we are delighted to note that, despite the general decline in the print media in this unglamorous internet age, several gay, lesbian, bi and transgender magazines and papers have survived.

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Popular Gay Online Retailer to Close Doors

Jim and Gwyn from the gay men's mail order bookstore Male Image have been in touch. Sadly, they have decided to retire their book business after more than thirty years of serving the gay and bisexual men's community with fiction, historical and political books.

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Briefings on Headline Acts at Bristol Pride

For the ShoutOut coverage of Bristol Pride on B.C.F.M. and Pirate Nation Radio, some notes were prepared on the headline acts for the presenters.  Here they are.  

Group Biogs for Pride 2018


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Breaking Down the Menopause Barrier at Zion

Zion Community Centre in Bedminster Down has been described by a local newspaper as one of “South Bristol's best kept secrets”. It hosts a cafe, community space and numerous workshops. Breaking boundaries and taboos are what the place is all about.

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Pride in London, which takes place on Saturday, will also mark the start of the capital's gay and bisexual men's fetish week.


The largest rainbow flag ever made in the UK toured ten towns in Cornwall on June 23rd as part of Pride Cornwall on tour.


The Pride issue of “Gay Times” magazine is out now at alternative bookstores, larger branches of WH Smiths and all good local newsagents.


One of the “ShoutOut” family of radio stations is BASE Radio, now marking eleven years since it first began streaming from studios in South Bristol.


With new regulations for the care and processing of data newly enforced, Stonewall have written to their supporters asking for them to update their contact details and ensuring that they still want

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