The Lost Boys – Epstein, Orton and Meek

>Jon Savage threads together the extraordinary lives of Brian Epstein, Joe Orton and Joe Meek – three men persecuted for their homosexuality who died in 1967 – the year the stigma was supposed to be lifted. Read the full Guardian article here. BBC Four will be broadcasting documentaries on Joe Orton’s and Joe Meek’s lives […]

GFest- GayWise LGBT Arts Festival 2007 – Call for Submissions

>GFest – Gaywise LGBT Arts Festival aims to provide a unique platform for Queer Arts principally created by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) artists from a variety of diverse backgrounds. The festival, which will take place in November, will present the work in a creatively safe, stimulating and artistically challenging manner. It also offers […]

The Boatswain’s Mate

>Dame Ethel Smyth (1858-1944) was born to a strict military family in which she was introduced to music and composition as ladylike activities suited to her position in society. As a teenager, however, she became determined to pursue music as a career and went on a prolonged hunger-strike to persuade her formidable father to allow […]

Good Evening, Miss Dietrich

>Marlene Dietrich’s bisexual exploits, her fondness for butch drag and her medal-winning heroism in the Second World War have added to the legend that has already enthralled several generations of gay men, stretching right back to Weimar Germany, where Marlene’s career began. It was in the Berlin of the 1920s that the aspiring actress would […]