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Tuesday 19 February 2008

What people are asking this week (no. 789): The LGF

Why doesn’t the name of the LGF (or ‘Lesbian and Gay F**kwits’ as the poppets are known locally) include bisexual or transgender? Who could be dropped next? Lesbians perhaps?

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester,Politics — GS @ 1:53 pm
Friday 15 February 2008

The Rembrandt’s connection with the moors murders

Note: be sure to read the extended comments below too.

The Rembrandt, Canal Street, Manchester

In his talk on Tuesday, Ray Gosling mentioned something that I’d heard before. Namely that ‘moors murderer’ Ian Brady met his final victim, 17-year-old Edward Evans, in the Rembrandt Hotel. (more…)


Filed under: History,LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 8:02 pm
Thursday 14 February 2008

The Flame That Won’t Go Out

There was an hour of gay and lesbian love poetry at Manchester Central Library at lunchtime today. The photo shows Steph, who also performed a couple of her poems at the Get Bent! festival last summer.

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 3:36 pm

LGBT History Month

I’m a bit late posting about this. February is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender History Month. Details of events in Manchester can be found here and see the leaflet below.

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 5:27 am
Wednesday 6 February 2008

Christian group criticised by ad watchdog

A scaremongering poster from an extremist Christian organisation has been criticised by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The Christian Congress for Traditional Values (CCTV) was told it has an outdated view of what constitutes a family in modern Britain.

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Filed under: LGBT — GS @ 5:47 am
Tuesday 5 February 2008

The ‘Pink Peak’ minority

Increasingly, it seems to me that life may have improved for a narrow segment of the UK lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) population, but not for the majority. In some ways, for a large proportion of us things are worse now than they were 15-20 years ago.

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester,Politics,With video — GS @ 5:21 am
Sunday 3 February 2008

Shopping victims

I was looking through my high-definition video footage of the 2007 Manchester Pride parade and found this frame which seems to sums up much of what is wrong with our community today.

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester,Politics — GS @ 12:41 am
 
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