Community News

Raising Money for Commonwealth LGBTQIA People

Manchester’s Gay Pride Store, which is a bookshop, card shop and retailer of Pride items, has teamed up with a designer, Dom and Ink, to sell three special Pride badges. Featuring the colours of the rainbow, trans and non binary flags, the badges feature the slogan “Safe with Me” and show solidarity with LGBTQIA+ people wherever the wearer goes. All of the profits from these badges is being donated to Kaleidoscope International Trust. This is a UK based charity who work to uphold the humans rights of LGBTQIA+ people across the whole Commonwealth.

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Movement Mourns Activist Urvashi Vaid

Tributes have been pouring in to Urvashi Vaid, who has passed on to the realm of LGBTQIA+ ancestors at the age of sixty four.

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Exeter Celebrates Pride in Spring Sunshine

Congratulations to Exeter Pride which held its main march and festival day on Saturday 14th May. After several years in which the event could not take place, it was back with a bang, celebrating LGBTQIA lives across Devon.

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Remembering Early Gay Rights Pioneer

The pagan blog of the Cult of Antinous, a largely gay male religion, marks May 14th as the birthday and also coincidentally the death day of one of the father’s of the early gay and trans liberation movements, Doctor Magnus Hirschfeld.

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Preparations for World Goth Day Underway

Sunday 22nd May is World Goth Day.  This date was chosen to co-incide with a 2009 subcultural day held on the BBC’s “alternative” music channel Radio 6-Music, and Goth Day is a chance for the culture of goths to be celebrated.  Gothic music and its associated subculture developed out of the punk

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14
May

Jason O’Dwyer for the lobby group Stonewall has urged LGBTQIA+ people and allies to donate to the organisation as it works to persuade government improve its shoddy recent showing on LGBT+ issues,

11
May

As Deaf Awareness Week in the UK comes to an end, Deaf LGBTQIA people are looking forward to a weekend of socialising, workshop, activism and visibility in the wonderful West Country City of Bristo

08
May

Ana Matronic from the Scissor Sisters spent her late night Saturday programme on BBC Radio Two looking back at the music and personalities that made up the legendary nightclub Studio 54 in New York

02
May

Congratulations are in order to Gay London, the new and only free LGBTQIA magazine in the capital, which has just turned one year old.  The successor to many titles of the past, including Boyz, QXM

01
May

Yasmin Benoit, a celebrated and award winning Asexuality activist, who has worked with Stonewall for this year’s Asexuality Day back in April, has blogged about her experiences.  She writes that in

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