Kop Outs’ founder Paul Amann is giving presentations for the National Festival of LGBT History

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Kop Outs’ founder Paul Amann is giving presentations in Coventry on 4 February, York on 11 February, Liverpool and Preston both on 25 February. These will cover how You’ll Never Walk Alone, the song taken from LGBT icon Judy Garland’s performance in Carousel, to be a football anthem at Liverpool, seemed very contradictory to LGBT supporters. These supporters felt isolated, …

Brendan O’Neill on the “Queer Imperialis​m” of the Sochi protests

Brendan O’Neill on the “Queer Imperialis​m” of the Sochi protests – Westerners have launched a gay Culture War against what they view as “redneck Russia”, says Brendan O’Neill on spiked today. Describing the gay-friendly protests over Sochi as an “outpouring of ersatz homophilia”, O’Neill says the Winter Olympics have been “turned into a platform for a showdown between enlightened Westerners who like gays and wicked Ruskies who apparently do not”.

Channel 4 to flood peak-time advertising slots with “Gay Mountain” Anthem

Channel 4 to flood peak-time advertising slots with “Gay Mountain” Anthem. Tonight (6th February) watch out for an extremely camp version of the Russian national anthem, set to a disco beat and performed by a ‘bear’ in front of a rainbow of necoloured lightbulbs as Channel 4 wishes ‘Good luck to everyone in Sochi’

Pride House Manchester – February Events

Pride House Manchester – first February Events: The opening events for Pride House – In true Manchester fashion we have put together an opening event like no other. You are invited to join us at Taurus for drinks as people gather for the first part of the evening. Remember this is the alternative opening ceremony for Sochi 2014 so dress up in your Apres Ski gear (winter woolies). There will be performances from the Gay Gordons and the Prarie Dogs as well as the opening speeches. Then the evening shall officially begin…

York City FC to dedicate game against homophobia

York City FC to dedicate game against homophobia – York City are dedicating next month’s home game with Southend United in the ongoing battle against homophobia. The visit of the Shrimpers to Bootham Crescent on Saturday 22nd February is to become the first Football Against Homophobia match.

Q&A event for LGBT History Month -5th February 2014 at National Football Museum Manchester​:6-9pm

Q&A event for LGBT History Month -5th February 2014 at National Football Museum Manchester​:6-9pm. The Just a Ball Game? pop-up exhibition will be displayed at the National Football Museum from 1st-6th February 2014, daily.
The BBC have arranged to record for 5Live 1 hour of the event in 2x 30 minute slots during the evening. Hosting the event will be Mark ‘Chappers’ Chapman and 5Live will use the recording and snippets a few days later for their special LGBT HM day.

Tom Daley: ‘I’m dating a guy and I couldn’t be happier’

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Tom Daley: ‘I’m dating a guy and I couldn’t be happier’. Olympic diver Tom Daley has revealed he is in a relationship with a man. In a YouTube broadcast, the 19-year-old London 2012 bronze medallist said: “In spring this year my life changed massively when I met someone, and they make me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels great.

LGBT groups hoping for a roving Pride House in Sochi

LGBT groups hoping for a roving Pride House in Sochi – After a Russian court rejected efforts to set up a Pride House in Sochi, a building dedicated to supporting gay athletes, a coalition of LGBT sports groups is campaigning national organizing committees to host Pride House events at their hospitality houses. This would create a roving Pride House of sorts for the 2014 Winter Olympics.