Bulletin No 36

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Get Bent! in Manchester

>Get Bent! is Manchester ‘s Alternative Community Pride Summer Festival, happening over ten days from 24th August to 2nd September 2007. Following on from the success of the last two years, Get Bent! returns this year with more queer culture, performing arts, workshops, bands, vegan cake, art exhibitions, club nights, film screenings, queeries, discussions and much more… with even more …

Gay Poem Still Contrary to ‘Law of the Land’

>Today marks the 30th anniversary of the day when Denis Lemon, the editor of the now defunct but iconic UK newspaper Gay News, was found guilty of committing libel against Christianity. Mary Whitehouse, founder of the National Viewers and Listeners Association, (NVLA) announced her intention to sue Gay News in December 1976 after she read in its pages the poem …

Pansey Project Charity Auction

>On Friday 13 July, Tooks Chambers in association with the Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association and Camden LGBT Forum will be hosting the final event in their series of events based around the International Day Against Homophobia. The event starts at 7 p.m. and will be held at Tooks Chambers. The event is a fundraiser supporting international LGBT organisations working …

The Long Road to Decriminalisation

>40 years ago this month, a campaiging Welsh Labour MP by the name of Leo Abse managed to guide a Bill through both Houses of Parliament. By a combination of smart tactics and appealing to politicians to pity those ‘less fortunate’ than themselves, he got them to agree to a partial decriminalisation of male homosexual relations. It brought an end …

Meek 60′s

>1967 was undeniably an important year for gay rights. The change in the law however came too late for some. On 3 February of that year, the pioneer record producer and songwriter, Joe Meek killed himself, aged 37. Arguably he was mentally ill, suffering from paranoia. His homosexuality, at a time when it was illegal, and the police’s interest in …

Gay Wheels

>Le Tour de France is in London Town this week-end. Throngs of people are taking advantage of the blocked off streets in the centre of town and even the sun has decided to put in a appearance. This is as good an opportunity as any to take a look at cycling from a gay perspective. The world of sports is …

Trans Treatment Satisfaction Survey

>HAT NEWS.One of the greatest obstacles to developing and improving medical services around transition in the UK is a lack of solid research data about patient experiences and outcomes. Anecdotal accounts often suggest that problems exist but, until now, NFL SNAPBACKS 2015.no rigorous research has been undertaken to capture and classify people’s actual experiences (good and bad) across the board.NEW …

George Melly: Singer, Writer, Fisherman, ‘Tart’

> George Melly 1926 – 2007 George Melly, jazz musician, writer, bon viveur and bisexual, who was born on 17th August 1926, died yesterday 5th July 2007. Melly had been suffering from lung cancer but he refused all treatment and carried on delighting his fans on stage. His last performance was only four weeks ago. He was also suffering from …

Lecture: Daphne Du Maurier

>To mark the centenary of her birth, the National Portriat Gallery is hold a lecture examining the life of Daphne du Maurier, author of many bestselling novels including The Breaking Point(1959) and The Birds, which was later adapted to become a successful Alfred Hitchcock film in 1963. Sunday 8 July, 15.00 National Portrait Gallery Ondaatje Wing Theatre Speaker: Sylvia Paskin …