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ShoutOut Welcomes Black History Month 2020

It's October 1st and welcome to Black History Month. Confusingly, October is also LGBT History Month in the United States, but for internationally looking programmes such as ours, this gives us the opportunity to mark the amazing contributions of LGBTQ people of colour, sometimes shortened to QTIPOC communities. Black History Month is thought of by many people to date back to the Black Power movement and political counterculture of the late 1960's, which also gave rise to a modern gay liberation movement.

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Gay Welsh Language Play Pleases in Book Form

Tylwyth is a play that was running in theatres across Wales in the run up to the Coronavirus lockdown.  It’s a story of gay love in contemporary Wales and is proudly delivered in the Welsh language.  Y Lolfa, the respected Welsh publisher based at Tal-y-Bont, has made the script available for all

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"Vita and Virginia" Celebrates Great Affair

The west country based local television station “Bristol TV” which broadcasts at Channel 7 on Freeview plus on Sky and Virgin cable services, names “Vita and Virginia” as a recommended film of the week.

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Celebration on Telly for Gay and Female Icon

Joan Rivers' life and times were celebrated on Sunday night by Channel Five Television. The national network aired a documentary looking back at Rivers' groundbreaking routines from a career spanning five decades.

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Bi Singer Skin Acknowledged for First at Fest

The grime music sensation Stormzy has apologised to Skunk Anansie's frontperson Skin, after making the mistake of claiming that he was the first black artist to headline the acclaimed Glastonbury Festival.

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Tributes have been paid to a transwoman and Dunkirk War Hero, whose bravery helped the Allies defeat fascism and who participated in the liberation of Europe during the Second World War.


The public sector trade union UNISON reports that two trade unions, itself and the GMB, participated in a major day of action in Glaschu / Glasgow on 23rd October as part of a major campaign for eq


An unprecedented coalition of LGBT and general companies, ranging from the lesban magazine DIVA to Channel Four Television, and from Vice Magazine to Lloyds Bank, have joined forces to back Stonewa


A new radio station has started on the national DAB digital radio platform here in the UK. It will gain many listeners as it intends to play all female artists.


BBC Radio Cornwall has reported that one of the Celtic peninsula's most beloved writers Daphne Du Maurier is now understood to have been bisexual.

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