Pride to love-bomb Soho
Hot on the heels of the news announcement that UK Black Pride will be joining forces with Pride In London this year – with UK Black Pride hosting festivities and performances in Soho’s Golden Square – the London LGBT+ Community Pride organisers have announced that they will be kicking off the Easter weekend with another fundraising drive.
Pride in London volunteers will again ‘love-bomb’ Soho this evening (Thursday 28 March), between 7 and 11pm. Expect them to be rattling collecting buckets, and signing up new volunteers for this year’s festival – which is set to take place on Saturday 29 June.
PACE Launches LGBT Online Support
Counselling service PACE is offering a new online support service for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experiencing emotional distress and mental health problems.
Since 1985, PACE has endeavoured to provide holistic support services for the LGBT community in London, and is now extending its reach across the UK. The leading charity has developed its online services to meet this need.
Stonewall's silent auction
LGBT rights and equality campaigning charity Stonewall has announced the selection of lots that will be available at its annual Silent Auction, which will take place at the Stonewall Equality Dinner, on 11 April 2013.
The 19 lots include; a box for 12 to see P!nk (pictured) play the O2, artworks by Kobi Israel and Lucy Ash, a three-night stay at the 5-star Hotel Rosa Alpina in Italy, VIP and backstage passes to the Graham Norton Show, and a private concert by Royal Opera House tenor Ed Lyon.
Newham College: Standing Out!
There’s no better benchmark for judging an organisation’s commitment to lesbian, gay and bisexual employees than Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index. In 2013, Newham College in East London once again ranked prominently in the charity’s list of forward-thinking employers.
What is it that really sets an employer apart? Although all of us are naturally interested in salary, benefits, career progression and working environment, we’re often looking for something else too: a sense of commitment and inclusion, respect and support.
Film review: Broken
On the edge of adolescence, Skunk lives with her brother, solicitor father and live-in au pair. She already has some sense of how painful the world can be after her mother left the home several years earlier. Her world view is further tested when she witnesses one of her neighbours, the more working-class Mr Oswald, violently assault Rick Buckely – the young man with learning difficulties who lives opposite her housewith his over-protective, conservative parents.
Review: Dorian Wood – Rattle Rattle
Dorian Wood is a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter who – quite frankly – deserves much wider recognition.Looking like the bastard-love child of Tom Waits, Scott Walker and a Marc and the Mambas-era Marc Almond, he first picked up a cult following with 2007’s self-released album, Bolka – an intoxicating and accomplished collection that combined everything from demented and soulful honkytonk to Bulgarian choral music.