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London LGBTQI cross-arts festival GFEST announces 2015 dates

Posted by Planet Nation on 05 August 2015

GFEST - Gaywise FESTival, recognised as London LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex) cross-arts annual event in November has announced 2015 dates: Monday the 9th to Friday the 20 November.

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Irreverent Dance open Europe’s first gender-neutral community dance studio

Posted by Planet Nation on 01 June 2015

Irreverent Dance, the LGBTQ-friendly body-positive adult dance school, has this week opened Europe’s first gender-neutral community dance studio in Kentish Town, London. Supported by a Kickstarter campaign in 2014 that raised more than £36,000, bookings are now open for the dance school’s first term of classes in its new home.

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Emmerdale and Cucumber stars to host Stonewall Equality Walk

Posted by Planet Nation on 19 April 2015

Alicya Eyo and Bethany Black to host flagship Stonewall fundraising event - the 10K walk takes place in Brighton on Sunday 10 May. Money raised will help improve the lives of LGBT people

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35 openly-LGBT candidates standing for Labour on 7 May

Posted by Planet Nation on 14 April 2015

Since its creation The Chris Smith List has distributed £40,000 to openly-LGBT candidates across the country standing in general elections, London Assembly and European elections.

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Bar Titania raises over £1000 for health charities

Posted by Titania Soho on 10 April 2015

On December 4th 2014, Titania Soho held an event in aid of cervical cancer. Its purpose was to raise money and to spread the word of the importance of screening of women, especially those in the LBTQ community.

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Launch of 'Gay Family Lawyers'

Posted by Planet Nation on 01 April 2015

On the first anniversary of gay marriage, 28 March 2015; Gay Family Lawyers launched in the UK. Gay Family Lawyers is a new service for gay couples and families providing tailored advice on the myriad of family law issues from highly regarded family specialists.

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#Outcome Project by Tom Dingley

Posted by Planet Nation on 20 March 2015

#Outcome: Growing Up. Coming Out. Living Life.

A portrait project, visually demonstrating the varied life gay, lesbian, bi and trans people can lead.

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British Council makes Flare LGBT Films Available in more than 50 Countries

Posted by Planet Nation on 18 March 2015

FiveFilms4Freedom is the world’s first digital, global, LGBT film festival

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Ian McKellen and Clare Balding featured in Stonewall’s star-studded Silent Auction

Posted by Planet Nation on 11 March 2015

Stonewall’s Silent Auction is now open for bidding
Money raised will support Stonewall’s work towards achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality


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Taking a CHANCE - Jake Graf's new short

Posted by Planet Nation on 01 March 2015

Hot on the heels of a successful festival circuit with the Trans* / relationship drama Brace (recently screened at our LGBT History Month event) comes Jake Graf's second short about older gay love, made once again with the exciting creative partnership alongside Alicya Eyo.

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Stonewall launches young writers competition

Posted by Planet Nation on 01 March 2015

Stonewall, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality charity, has launched its first Young Writers’ competition for budding authors between the ages of 14 and 17. The competition invites young people to submit short stories and poems that support the theme of ‘LGBT equality: changing hearts and minds’.

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Wotever DIY Film Festival 2015 – Submissions Now Open!

Posted by Wotever DIY Fil... on 20 February 2015

We are thrilled to announce that we are now accepting submissions for the fifth Wotever DIY Film Festival 2015. Our annual celebration of queer lo-fi filmmaking will once again feature films, discussions, workshops and more at the beautiful Cinema Museum in London.

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Anti-Gay Speaker at Westminster University

Posted by Yazy Tauk on 20 February 2015

On the 19th February, The University of Westminster received confirmation of the appearance of a controversial and homophobic preacher one day before National Student Pride.

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Stonewall to officially campaign for Trans rights

Posted by Planet Nation on 16 February 2015

Stonewall today announces that it will extend its remit to campaign for trans equality in a landmark report. The historic move follows extensive consultation with over 700 trans people and will see the charity use its platform and experience to help create real change for them.

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X-MAS FACTOR - Auditions to sing with the London Gay Big Band

Posted by Planet Nation on 21 November 2014

The Londay Gay Big Band (LGBB) are holding open auditions to find the next big headline singer to perform live with the twenty piece band at their upcoming show at Stratford Circus Arts Centre in the spring. First auditions will be held in November, culiminating in a spectacular live final show in front of the judges and a live audience in December.

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Stonewall launches No Bystanders campaign for Anti-Bullying Week

Posted by Planet Nation on 17 November 2014

Stand up to bullys and help young LGBT people feel safe. Stonewall is asking you to sign the #NoBystanders pledge to help stamp out homophobic language.

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Rainbow List 2014 Revealed

Posted by Planet Nation on 09 November 2014

The Independent on Sunday has announced the 101 LGBT people on the Rainbow List this year - following strong vocal interest from the community for a 'more real and relevant' list; what does this year's list look like?

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AKT Turns 25, but still so much to do

Posted by Planet Nation on 07 July 2014

Today (July 7th) marks the 25th anniversary of the UK’s Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) youth homelessness charity, The Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT), celebrated with a Reception at Manchester Town Hall hosted by Lord Mayor of the City of Manchester, Councilor Susan Cooley. 

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Buzz cut season at Barberette

Posted by Planet Nation on 16 June 2014

On May the 11th Barberette is gave customers and friends the opportunity to have their own G. I. Jane moment – all for a good cause... A sponsored head-shaving event all in aid of Moorfields Eye Hospital!

The talented barber has had a personal brush with eyesight problems when her partner Sam suddenly lost sight in one eye last summer. She has chosen to raise funds for Moorfields Eye Hospital as they provided fantastic support over this difficult time and ensured that Sam received the best possible care.

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London Gay Big Band reaches Britain's Got Talent Semi Finals

Posted by Planet Nation on 26 May 2014

When we founded the London Gay Big Band three years ago in a damp and dingy basement of a London bookshop, we could never have dreamt of the amazing journey that we have been on, culminating in our upcoming Semi Final performance this week on the World's most prominent Talent show and a global stage! 

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