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Exhibition Celebrates Early Access Broadcasts

The Guardian newspaper looks back fifty years to the BBC Television strand “Open Door” which ran from April 1973 for ten years.  It was a radical attempt to give ordinary people access to the television medium, and as the paper notes, caused consternation at the time in higher BBC management for its policy of giving air time to “Black teachers, trans women, cleaners and cons”.  A new exhibition at Raven Row gallery in London will look back at “Open Door” on the BBC, as well as the experimental community television channels that operated in the seventies on the early Rediffusion cable televi

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North Somerset Forum Announces January Events

The highly active North Somerset LGBT+ Forum has been in touch with its supporters to outline plans for events in January and February, which are centred on North Somerset’s main town, Weston-Super-Mare on the Bristol Channel coast.

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Nazi Hate Party Fails to Take Place

The Jewish Chronicle newspaper reports that a Neo-Nazi, anti-Semitic and homophobic musical festival that was scheduled for the Mid Lothian Scottish town of Bathgate has fallen apart.  Anti-fascist watchdog Hope Note Hate report that around 250 far-right rockers were due to descend on the town at

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North Somerset LGBT+ Forum Gears Up for Xmas

If you’re based in or around Weston Super Mare, you’ve got to check out the latest newsletter of the North Somerset LGBT+ Forum, which is online now.  This highly active group manages to provide lots of events and social groups despite limitations of income and volunteers.  Check out the website

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Brighton LGBTQ Community is "an Escape"

Brighton is a “safe haven” for LGBTQIA people. Sometimes described as Britain’s version of San Francisco, there is a new study that has been published by the University of Brighton which backs up this folkloric knowledge.

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For those LGBTQIA people who follow the bizarre world of reactionary right wing men who broadcast on stations like GB News or Talk TV, the incisive wit of Maria Hyde was on show this week as she wr


BBC-2's flagship evening news programme Newsnight, has revealed that a What’s Up Group comprising of former male members of the Metropolitan Police Service is being investigated for extreme, distur


A coalition of groups held a rally in the Welsh capital Cardiff last weekend in favour of Independence for the country within the European Union.


One of the family of community radio stations that broadcasts “ShoutOut” has announced that it will be rebuilding its operating systems and as a result will be off the air for several weeks.  The W


Medway Pride Radio reports that irreparable damage was caused to the National Transgender Memorial, which exists in Sackville Gardens, in the heart of Manchester’s Gay Village area around Canal Str

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