University Launches Survey on LGBT Relationship Support

Researchers at Sunderland and Leicester Universities are conducting research on LGBT relationships and they invite you to take part in their online survey about same-sex, bi and/or trans relationships. Their research aims to understand what you do when things go wrong in your same-sex, bi and/or trans relationships.  Recent Equality legislation requires that services respond appropriately to those in LGBT relationships …

History MonthUniversity Launches Survey on LGBT Relationship Support

Vicious Airs April 29th

The UK answer to Will and Grace, Vicious is about to hit our screens. Created by Mark Ravenhill, scripted by Gary Janetti (Will and Grace; Family Guy) and starring Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi and Frances DeLa Tour, the sitcom should be well-crafted and well-acted. It centres around a sofa with two gay men who have been together for 48 years …

History MonthVicious Airs April 29th

Brighton Ourstory Folds

We are very sorry to report that Brighton Ourstory, the city’s LGBT History site is closing after 24 years. Te project inspired LGBT History Month as well as local history projects in several cities around the UK. The homepage of the website says: “We are sad to announce that, after twenty-four years of searching out and telling the stories of …

History MonthBrighton Ourstory Folds

SF Pride Split over Manning Honour

San Francisco Pride is in political turmoil after a decision to honour Bradley Manning, the gay soldier responsible for thousands of Wikileaks by making him an honorary grand marshal was rescinded on Friday April 26th. The honour, which is bestowed annually upon people who have done a service to the LGBT community, was announced the day before but SF Pride’s …

History MonthSF Pride Split over Manning Honour

Almadovar's 'Gayest Film Ever'

Pedro Almadovar is back in action with his campest comedy ever. Reverting to stereotype, I’m So Excited! is set on an aeroplane where the cabin crew lip synch the eponymous Pointer Sisters’ classic. But like all Almadovar’s work there is more to this than meets the eye. The plane is a metaphor for austerity-stricken Spain. Nobody knows where it is …

History MonthAlmadovar's 'Gayest Film Ever'

Accrington Remembers Lucy

Teachers, pupils and union members marched in Accrington to remember Lucy Meadows. Lucy, a teacher at St Mary Magdalen’s Primary, died last month after starting the term as a woman following a gender transition, with the support of the school. On Saturday, nearly 100 colleagues, supporters and community members took part in the march to celebrate her life and campaign …

History MonthAccrington Remembers Lucy

France Votes for Same Sex Marriage and Adoption Rights

France is set to become the 14th nation in the world to legalise same-sex marriage, after the National Assembly passed it in a final vote after months of debate and heated protests. The ruling Socialist party and their allies in the lower house of the National Assembly passed the bill 331 in favour - 225 against, giving same-sex couples the legal right to …

History MonthFrance Votes for Same Sex Marriage and Adoption Rights

Book Reading

Gay’s the Word bookshop is delighted to welcome Louise Welsh, acclaimed author of The Cutting Room, The Bullet Trick and Tamburlaine Must Die. Join us as we celebrate the paperback release of her latest book, a stylish and intense Berlin-set thriller. Louise Welsh delivers another masterful suspense novel. The Girl on the Stairs is a powerful psychological thriller packed with …

History MonthBook Reading

Why Don't We Have MPs Like This?

Pakarunga NZ MP Maurice Williamson does a ‘stand up’ defending same sex marriage in The Wellington Parliament. If more MPs spoke like this we’d all be tuned to the parliamentary Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pCDEiaoEP2U

History MonthWhy Don't We Have MPs Like This?

Mormons Separate 'Is' from 'Does'

The Church of Latter Day Saints, aka the Mormons or LDS have recognised that homosexuality is not a sin but acting upon it is. This position, as laid out on the website Mormons and Gays, is an update on the Church’s previous total intolerance position. It also brings the Church into line with Anglican church’s approach to LGB people who enter …

History MonthMormons Separate 'Is' from 'Does'