Book review: Dusty Springfield

dusty springfield bookIf your knowledge of Dusty Springfield extends only to her biggest hit singles, this new biography from Karen Bartlett – Dusty – An Intimate Portrait of a Musical Legend – which is rich with information on some of her most significant personal relationships, is likely come as a revelation, says David Hudson...

Film review: I Am Divine

divine1After a screening at the 2013 London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, this eagerly-awaited documentary finally receives a UK cinema release thanks to LGBT-friendly distribution company, Peccadillo Pictures. As its title suggests, this is a much-deserved look back at the life of Harris Glen Milstead, better known by his alter ego: the drag creation, Divine.

Positive East Q&A with Lord Fowler

lord fowlerAIDS – Don't Die Of Prejudice is a special Q&A event being held on Thursday 31 July at Positive East in London's East End. The discussion will feature Lord Fowler [pictured], the former Secretary of State for Health and Social Security in the UK in the 1980's during the Thatcher-led Conservative Government. Lord Fowler was the politician responsible for the 'Don't Die of Ignorance' campaign.

Cancer is a drag at Manbar

cancer is a dragThe simply titled Drag! is a one-off fundraiser taking place at ManBar in London to support Cancer is a Drag – an organization working towards the relief of financial hardship and the promotion of wellbeing for people living with cancer. The event will take place on Thursday 24 July 2014 between 7-11pm, and will include many well-known names from the drag circuit.

Albert Kennedy Trust anniversary

akt logo 25Today (7 July) marks the 25th anniversary of the UK's LGBT youth homelessness charity, The Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT) This landmark has been celebrated with a reception at Manchester Town Hall hosted by Lord Mayor of the City of Manchester, councilor Susan Cooley.
Created in Manchester out of the LGBT activism of the 70's and 80's, a group of volunteers, led by Cath Hall, launched the Albert Kennedy Trust to address the rejection and abuse some LGBT youth faced just after coming out to their parents, care giver of peers.

Review: Pride in London 2014

pride2014aDespite the fact that the early afternoon of 28 June was blighted by near constant drizzle, this year's Pride in London main parade and festivities were hailed a huge success. A record-breaking 30,000 people took part in the actual parade, which included around 30 floats and 200 different groups. Many, many more thousands lined the parade route, which began in Baker Street and made its way down Oxford Street and Regent Street.

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