Interview: Holly Johnson

holly johnson2Holly Johnson is back – with his first album and UK tour in 15 years. The former Frankie Goes To Hollywood frontman talked to David Hudson about his return to music and touring…

Polari 2014 longlist announced

polarilogoThe longlist for the 2014 Polari First Book Prize was announced last night at the Polari Literary Salon at the Southbank Centre in London. The Prize received twice as many submissions as last year, which is reflected in an exciting longlist of twelve titles, increased from ten.

Relaunched Shadow Lounge success

shadow loungeSoho's infamous members club and bar, Shadow Lounge, is experiencing a new boost in popularity following its recent, extensive renovation. The venue was closed for several weeks during the spring before it threw open its doors again at the end of May to show off its spanking new interior.

Alternative Miss World returns

andrew loganArtist and promoter Andrew Logan [pictured] has announced that his next Alternative Miss World will take place on 18 October 2014 at the famed Shakespeare's Globe in London. The first Alternative Miss World actually took place in 1972. This is the 13th contest, and the first for five years. The last one was at the Roundhouse in 2009 and sold out quickly.

Brighton Pride 2014

brighton prideOne of the UK's biggest and best-loved Pride festivals is the award-winning Brighton Pride – recently highlighted by US magazine Wire as one of the top Pride festivals in the world! This year's Pride Parade will take place on Saturday 2 August, with the theme this year being 'The World's A Disco'.

Trans youth seek camping help

trans youth campAs summer approaches and the weather heats up in Britain, summer residentials are kicking off. Usually these programs for children are segregated by sex, putting transgender youth in awkward positions and limited options for social interaction during the season. Gendered Intelligence, a community interest company that supports trans youth, attempts to combat this every summer with a trans youth residential.

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