Stonewall walk - register now!
Registration is now open for the Stonewall Brighton Equality Walk, which is due to take place on 5 May 2013. This well-established date on the UK gay calendar is one of Stonewall's most important fundraising events: this year's walk will be the tenth. The 10 kilometre walk, supported by American Express, raises funds for Stonewall’s Education for All programme, which helps schools tackle homophobia and support lesbian, gay and bisexual young people. Over 600 supporters took part in last year’s Walk, raising a record-breaking £70,000. Registration for this year’s event is open at www.equalitywalk.org.uk .
Coronation Street strife
Despite previously playing a loving couple on ITV’s long-running soap series, Coronation Street, stories are emerging that gay actors Charlie Condou and Antony Cotton are not getting on so well in real life. According to a report in today’s Daily Mirror, the cast of the long-running show have been split by the apparent rift between the couple, which it claimed now only spoke to one another when absolutely necessary.
Film review: Safety Not Guaranteed
“Wanted: Somebody to go back in time with me,” reads the newspaper advertisement in Safety Not Guaranteed. “This is not a joke.” Or is it? In debut director Colin Trevorrow’s kooky sci-fi comedy, we’re never quite sure if wannabe time traveller Kenneth Calloway (Mark Duplass) is crazy, genuine, or genuinely dangerous. But that’s all part of the fun. When he posts his ad looking for somebody to jump through time with him, Kenneth has no idea that he’s about to become the subject of an undercover magazine investigation headed by writer Jeff Schwensen (Jake M. Johnson).
Review: Midnight's Children
The long-awaited film version of Salman Rushdie’s epic novel Midnight’s Children arrives in the UK this month. Directed by Oscar-nominated Indian-Canadian Deepa Mehta and with a screenplay by Rushdie, the film was always going to struggle to live up to the success – and scope – of the book. The story is grand both geographically and historically, taking viewers to different parts of India and Pakistan and jumping through different historical periods such as partition, the India-Pakistan war and India’s state of emergency.
Pink Shark pressies!
Are you looking for some last-minute gift ideas for Christmas? Launched in September 2012, The Pink Shark is a gay-friendly online retailer that sells a range of cute and quirky cards and gifts. The brand has recently added a new selection of goods to its range, including a number of Christmas cards for gay couples and same-sex families, children and baby presents that features same-sex family images and stories, and novelty gifts and presents for special occasions – such as civil partnerships.
Equal marriage: consultation results announced
The Culture Secretary, Maria Miller, announced the consultation results in a busy Parliamentary session, and said that legislation allowing same-sex marriage will be brought forward next year.