Autumn Festivals: Glasgay! Homotopia, Shout and Wise Thoughts

Glasgay! – Glasgow A vibrant festival of gay theatre, comedy, music, film, art, exhibitions, dance and clubbing – held in venue throughout the city of Glasgow in Scotland and organised by GALA Scotland Ltd. GlasGay! now stretches for 30 days, and is said to be the UK’s largest LGBT cultural festival. Find Out More Homotopia […]

Andrew Dineley Presents Three Decades of HIV/AIDS Design in Merseyside

Andrew has worked with the health, education and charity sectors for three decades, designing many acclaimed and award winning public health campaigns, including Liverpool’s first HIV/AIDS materials during the 1980s, when he was employed by the NHS. He now writes about design for a couple of international magazines and runs his own creative studio in Liverpool […]

April Ashley: Portrait of a Lady

LGBT History Month patron Stephen Whittle OBE recommends: Sarah and I had a fantastic , exhausting evening at the opening today of April Ashley; Portrait of a Lady at the Museum of LIverpool. If someone had told me back in 1974 when I worked in the Councillors Liason Office in Liverpool (answering letters from David […]

North/South Pride Divide

Pride festivals clash today – August 3rd – with both Liverpool and Brighton holding their parades and parties. What’s more the themes clash, with Liverpool celebrating heroes and Brighton celebrating icons. If you don’t know which way to turn, bear in mind that Liverpool is free but an afternoon in Brighton’s Preston Park will set […]

Liverpool Includes Gender and Sexual Orientation in Its List of Banned Sledging Terms

By Phil Thornton in The Independent. There has been much media amusement at Liverpool FC’s directive for fans to cease shouting expressions such as ‘Man Up!’ ‘Don’t play like a girl’ and ‘That’s gay.’ The ‘Political-Correctness-Gone Mad’ brigade have predictably gone er, ‘mad’ (itself an offensive word), yet such expressions are surely out of kilter with […]

Award Winning Youth Film Tackles Prejudice in Sport

    Members of a Liverpool youth group have won a European award for a short film exploring discrimination and inequality in sport.   Young people aged 13 to 16 from GYRO (Gay Youth ‘R’ Out), a group for young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), made the one-minute film, called ‘Sport […]