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UK: Queer Tours – Activists Mapping London’s LGBT History

Tour guide Nell Andrew during a Queer Tour of London in Trafalgar Square, London, March 3, 2017. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Cormac O’Brien

“Queer Tours is a reaction to the mass closure of gay bars, community centres and charities catering to the specific needs of the group, from HIV education to mental health”

In the red-carpeted north London town hall where one of the first gay weddings in Britain took place, activists buzz around a map of the city, armed with post-it notes. Continue Reading »

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Grace & Frankie Season 3 Premieres Fri 24 March

Grace & Frankie Season 3 premieres this Friday, 24 March on Netflix.

Jane Fonda, the icon and star of ‘Grace and Frankie’, shared all of the intimate details of her hit show’s new season, specifically her vibrant new co-star with Ellen DeGeneres! ellen.tv/2mm28WO

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Mayo: New BUMP Club Night To Launch March 25th!

BUMP, an all-new club night, is due to hit Castlebar on March 25th, and it looks like it’s going to be an amazing night!

With the success of ‘pop-up’ clubs in Galway, Cork, and Dublin, Mayo is about to experience the entertainment value these nights can bring!
Opening night sees drag host and DJ, Dixie, push out the tunes, and while stocks last, she’ll be giving away free shot vouchers as people come in!
“Mayo has some great night spots but Bump will be about creating safe spaces for everyone,” said Hunter Kincaid, one of the organisers of this new club night.

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EP recognises specific discrimination faced by trans and intersex people

ILGA-Europe welcome the European Parliament’s adoption of  two reports, which contain significant provisions in relation to the rights of LGBTI people.

The first report, from Rapporteur Kozłowska-Rajewicz, is a positive development, as it recognises that Member States should adopt legislation that protects trans people against discrimination when accessing goods and services. Continue Reading »

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Full programme for BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival 2017

Actor Alan Cumming in After Louie at the BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival 2017

The full programme has been announced for BFI Flare, the London LGBT Film Festival for 2017.

The 31st edition of the Festival opened with the world premiere of Fergus O’Brien’s BBC production, Against the Law at BFI Southbank, and will close with the international premiere of Jennifer Reeder’s Signature Move at BFI Southbank. Continue Reading »

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Video: Clean Bandit – ‘Symphony’ feat. Zara Larsson

 

This Sunday morning, we feature British electronic band, Clean Bandit’s new single ‘Symphony’, featuring Swedish singer, Zara Larsson. 

The heart-wrenching video features a gay couple, and when one of them is killed in an accident, the other only truly grieves when the Symphony is performed, with him conducting.

Fans of the band acted as the audience in the video, and Richy Chatto did the orchestral arrangement.

Clean Bandit is presently made up of Grace Chatto, Jack Patterson and Luke Patterson. Neil Milan (Neil Amin-Smith) the band’s violinist, left the band in October, 2016.

Your can download or stream Symphony now at: https://atlanti.cr/symphony

and you can visit the band at:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cleanbandit
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cleanbandit
Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/cleanbandit

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Australia: Tiernan Brady Says A Lot Has Been Achieved Towards Marriage Equality, But More Needed

Tiernan Brady writes that a lot has been achieved for marriage equality in Australia in the last four weeks, but outlines what has to come next to achieve the goal of equal marriage for the LGBT community there.

Here are just a few of the things that have been achieved to date. The Equality Campaign in Australia, and its allies and supporters have : Continue Reading »