NEW LGBT CHOIR TO CELEBRATE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE LAWS

NEW LGBT CHOIR TO CELEBRATE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE LAWS – The Fourth Choir (London’s newest LGBT choir) will celebrate the coming into force of the Westminster Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Act with a concert to be held at Old Finsbury Town Hall on Friday 28 February.

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LGBT History Month 2014: Your definitive guide to celebrating diversity in Manchester through music

LGBT History Month 2014: Your definitive guide to celebrating diversity in Manchester through music – Manchester has long been the spiritual home of Britain’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population. Over the coming month people from far and wide will descend on the city for LGBT History Month, an annual celebration of the LGBT community that takes place in February

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History Month 2014: Music – Want to be involved in 2014 ?

The video of the November launch of LGBT History Month 2014 is now available here!

We hope seeing the student workshops, guest speakers and musical performances inspires YOU to stage an event yourself, or to help your local, school, museum, gallery or where you work celebrate the unifying power of diversity through music.

Every year HM is represented by a famous ‘face’, to inspire you to create….this year we have 4! Find information on “Faces of ’14″ here – Ethel Smyth, Benjamin Britten, Bessie Smith and Anglea Morley.

Want to get involved during 2014? Look inside…

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Reclaiming the dancehall from the homophobes

Reclaiming dancehall from the homophobes – A new generation of gay Londoners are getting down to hardcore Jamaican sounds. Dancehall’s old guard are losing ground to newer artists with no time for such prejudices, and a fresh generation of gay DJs and clubbers have started looking beyond the outdated narrative that dancehall = homophobic.

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Why I won’t attend Gergiev’s concerts – David Nice

“Why I won’t attend Gergiev’s concerts” – David Nice. When a conductor unequivocally endorses a murderous state policy, it’s time to draw the line. Last Thursday I was giving a talk before a concert in Birmingham, decently but not inspiringly conducted by the much-liked Vasily Sinaisky. Had I been in London I could have taken my pick between two greater interpreters, Valery Gergiev launching his Berlioz series with the London Symphony Orchestra and veteran Yury Temirkanov returning to one of his standard programmes with the Philharmonia. Both appeared on the list of 549 “trustees” supporting Vladimir Putin’s 2012 re-election campaign.

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Music Resource – Marlene Dietrich

The Death of Marlene Dietrich – Duration: 10 minutesFirst broadcast: Thursday 16 May 2013It is 21 years since the funeral of screen star Marlene Dietrich, who died in Paris at the age of 90. Her grandson Peter Riva remembers the woman behind the legend.

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Union J’s Jaymi Hensley Will Challenge Twitter Homophobia

Union J’s Jaymi Hensley Will Challenge Twitter Homophobia – Speaking in The Metro Union J boyband member Jaymi Hensley said he actively challenges homophobic language on social media.

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was Lou Reed the first Out rock star?

Was Lou Reed the first Out rock star?

Soon after Lou Reed’s death at age 71 on Sunday, Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend tweeted that the legendary rock star was “maybe the first out songwriter,” an allusion to his purported bisexuality. During his lifetime, Reed was famous for his sybaritic pursuits and unorthodox lifestyle. But was he bisexual?

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