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Sunday 1 June 2008

Outed as a homosexual – the scandal that shook ‘Brideshead’

When William Lygon, the 7th Earl of Beauchamp was outed as a homosexual by his brother-in-law, in June 1931, his family banded together to protect him.

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Filed under: History,LGBT,TV & film — GS @ 11:06 am
Thursday 15 May 2008

Drinking rules can be ‘relaxed’ for footballs fans but not for gay events

For years the LGBT community has been told that one of the reasons why the gay village must be fenced off and ticket-only during Manchester Pride is due to the bylaws concerning public drinking.

Now, once again, that policy has been exposed for the fraud it always was.

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 1:56 pm
Saturday 3 May 2008

Manchester Pride 2008: increased ticket prices revealed

More ticket prices prices have been announced for Manchester Pride 2008. Note that in many cases tickets are ‘subject to a booking and transaction fee’ (see below).

‘EARLY BIRD’ TICKET PRICE UP BY 25%

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 5:16 am
Friday 18 April 2008

Manchester Pride ‘early bird’ tickets cost 25% more in 2008

As the running costs of Manchester Pride continue to spiral out of control, it has emerged that anyone buying an ‘early bird’ ticket this year will pay £12.50. A 25% increase on last year’s price of £10.

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 5:05 am
Saturday 8 March 2008

Reclaim the Night march, Manchester

UPDATE (October 2008): due to controversy surrounding the actual motives behind the ‘queer trans bloc’, this video has ‘retired’ into the archives and I have withdrawn permission to show or distribute it. On a personal note, I filmed this event with the best of intentions: to report the march and record it for posterity.

Original text description:

Saturday 1 March 2008, The Reclaim the Night march set off from Manchester University on Sackville Street. Travelled along Oxford Road, Portland Street and through the gay village. Despite torrential rain everyone was in good spirits.


Filed under: LGBT,Politics — GS @ 2:12 am
Wednesday 5 March 2008

BBC Newsnight report on ‘bareback’ gay porn

Tonight (Wednesday) the BBC’s Newsnight programme will feature a report about unsafe sex on gay porn shoots. This follows a recent scandal in the UK where several actors contracted HIV during a shoot.

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Filed under: LGBT — GS @ 5:39 am
Thursday 21 February 2008

LGBT History Month: the 20th anniversary of the Section 28 Rally, at Manchester Central Library (video)

Well done to Manchester Libraries for the program of events they’re running for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) History Month. My guess is they haven’t had much money to spend on this and I hope next year they will be given more. But they’ve put on some interesting events.

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester,Politics,With video — GS @ 5:03 pm
 
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