Film review: Pride

pride movieBased on a true story, British film Pride explores what happened when a small group of politically-motivated lesbians and gay men set out to show support for striking miners by raising funds during the infamous miners' strike of 1984. The story begins at the London Gay Pride march in the summer of that year when Mark (Ben Schnetzer) starts rattling buckets to solicit funds for the striking coal workers. Others join him, and later that year at Gay's The Word bookshop in Bloomsbury, the group Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) is born.

Mario Testino: how photography breached gates of high culture

mario testinoPhotographic exhibitions feed the celebrity industry, in the way they exalt the status of individual photographers as well as how they represent their subjects. As such, they have had a history of being treated with scepticism by the upper echelons of high culture.

More ground breaking TV from Russell T Davies

Russell T DaviesIf you loved Queer As Folk then Russell T Davies is about to treat us all to some more gripping television with two shows currently in production. Though the writer said that as much as he loved QAF there's no way of reviving it, but his new shows are both being filmed in the same location - Manchester.

Spectator writer's homophobic review of Dusty biography

Dusty Springfield biogThe Spectator and it's columnist, Roger Lewis have been widely condemned for publishing a review online of a Dusty: An Intimate Portrait of a Musical Legend, by Karen Bartlett. The columnist started with the sentence "Call me a crazy old physiognomist, but my theory is that you can always spot a lesbian by her big thrusting chin" and then continued with "there’s a touch of Desperate Dan in the jaw-bone area, no doubt the better to go bobbing for apples."

Interview: Perfume Genius

perfume geniusPerfume Genius, otherwise known as singer/songwriter Mike Hadreas, is back with his third album – the bold, experimental and emotive Too Bright – preceded by ballsy lead single, ‘Queen’. David Hudson caught up with him…

Treat your body with Yogasphere

yogasphereZapped out from the summer festivals? Fifty too many ice creams and Pimms in the park? Overdo it at one of the international Prides? For many of us the answer to one of the above, or similar, will be a big beer-belly 'yes'. So what can you do to continue enjoying the summer whilst giving your body a much needed MOT? Yogasphere has emerged this year as one of the UK’s premiere yoga establishments and might just be the answer.

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