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Friday 10 August 2007

Get Bent — Manchester’s Alternative Community Pride Summer Festival 2007

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Preparations are well underway for Get Bent. An answer to the commercialism of Manchester’s mainstream pride event.

A weekend of free events, food, music, film, art, discussion and fun! Standby for the full programme of events, coming in the next few days. Everyone is welcome (see below).

During and after Get Bent there will be video coverage here on g7uk and on the Get Bent YouTube channel.

Website | MySpace | YouTube | Facebook

Happening: Friday 24 August – Sunday 2 September 2007

Grab a flyer or graphic for your website here.

What’s the thinking behind Get Bent?

    * Get Bent is a safe space for all genders and sexualities and seeks to engage with and foster the possibility of creating queer-positive spaces.

    * Get Bent challenges the notion that you have to act or dress a certain way to be accepted.

    * Get Bent follows a DiY ethic, creating wide variety of programming by supporting diverse people to create diverse events.

    * Get Bent provides an alternative to commercial gay spaces by creating a queer autonomous space that is sex-positive without being sex-centered, doesn’t depend on alcohol to have a good time, and is unafraid to put the politics back into pride.

    * Get Bent fosters a sense of community by being inclusive: all ages, all incomes, all abilities, all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds, regardless of HIV status, those who are comfortable in commercial gay spaces and those who aren’t.

    * Everyone is welcome to participate in this celebration of queerness!


Filed under: Fun,LGBT,Manchester,Politics — GS @ 12:33 pm
Wednesday 27 June 2007

360° interactive photo of Blair’s exit from number ten

The Daily Telegraph website has a superb 360° interactive photo of Tony Blair leaving Ten Downing Street.


Filed under: Photography,Politics — GS @ 5:19 pm

Community groups outraged by increase in Manchester Pride 2007 stall charges

LGBT community groups and HIV organisations that want to have a stall at the ‘Lifestyle Expo’ at this year’s Manchester Pride have been told they will have to pay £50 for the priviledge plus £30 for electricity.

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester,Politics — GS @ 2:43 pm
Saturday 26 May 2007

Busy fondling their self-esteem

John Pilger on Iraq.


Filed under: Politics — GS @ 2:11 pm
Saturday 19 May 2007

Manchester’s Odeon cinema subjected to a damaging ‘systematic and methodical’ assault to prevent preservation

The former Odeon Cinema, Oxford Street, Manchester

Manchester’s former Odeon cinema, on Oxford Street, has been subjected to a ‘systematic and methodical’ assault to prevent it being preserved, according to the man who tried to save it.

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Filed under: Buildings,Crime,Environment,Manchester,Politics — GS @ 4:18 pm

Reports problems to your local council with Neighbourhood Fix It

The Neighbourhood Fix It website is an effective way to highlight and report problems in your local neighbourhood.

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Filed under: Environment,Politics — GS @ 2:21 pm

Jimmy Carter on Blair

In an interview for the BBC Radio 4 programme Today, former US president Jimmy Carter described Tony Blair’s support for the Iraq war as a ‘major tragedy for the world’.

In the show, which was broadcast this morning, Mr Carter said that Blair’s attitude to Bush had been ‘abominable. Loyal, blind, apparently subservient.’

And he said that Tony Blair could have made a crucial difference to American political and public opinion by distancing himself during the build-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

The Independent.


Filed under: Politics — GS @ 11:44 am
 
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