Boyband A1, who feature in this year’s Big Reunion Tour will headline the Bristol Pride festival on Saturday 12 July along with 90s dance sensation, and Rhythm of The Night singer, Corona.
The donation entry festival will take place in Castle Park and will feature 46 acts across 9 hours including urban act VOIS, electro girl band Love Beats Riot, Katherine Ellis, The Showbears (Britain’s Got Talent), Kate Bush tribute Cloudbusting, Dr Meaker, Denise Pearson from Five Star and international artists Iskwé and America’s Hi Fashion both asking to perform as part of their world tours. A second stage hosts 20 Cabaret acts including burlesque, pole dancing, drag kings and queens from all over the UK including award winners such as Son Ofa Tutu, Drag With No Name and Baga Chipz, the Cabaret Stage will be headlined by singer Kelly Wilde.
Following a successful launch in the US earlier this year – Facebook has announced a new custom gender option to help people better express their own identity on Facebook.
After collaborating with LGBT advocacy organisations in the US earlier this year, Facebook has now teamed up with UK experts Press For Change and Gendered Intelligence to update the list of ways people can choose to describe themselves – making sure it’s relevant to people in the UK.
To mark its third birthday LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual &/or trans) organisation Proud2Be Project have released a heartfelt video featuring project founders Mat & Jon Price reflecting on their journey with Proud2Be over the last three years.
The gay identical twin brothers talk candidly with one another about their experiences and the things they are most proud of.
In the video Mat says: “I’m really proud that Proud2Be offers something different…and it may be that you have lots of messages in your life that tell you that you should be ashamed, but there is a message out there that says you don’t need to be.”
HOPE IN THE DESERT: SERVICE MEMBERS OBSERVE DOD PRIDE MONTH IN AFGHANISTAN
By Garth Langley
Harvey Milk once said, “The important thing is not that we cannot live on hope alone, but that life is not worth living without it.” Decades after his assassination, Milk’s larger-than-life presence reverberates throughout the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender community. His vision for equality and inclusion for LGBT Americans transcended his time.
As a Naval officer, during the Korean War, Milk served aboard the USS Kittiwake as a diving officer. He was one of the first openly gay elected political leaders in San Francisco, and will forever be known as an activist who lived and died believing in the vehicle of change, hope. “If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet shatter every closet door,” said Milk.
Hundreds of Stonewall supporters joined thousands of individuals and groups on the streets of London today, celebrating London Community Pride.
More than 400 volunteers, young people and staff – the largest group ever to march with Stonewall - took part in the parade carrying placards in five languages to support the charity’s campaign for equality in Britain and around the world. The charity, celebrating its 25th anniversary, was joined on the London Pride parade by Stonewall founders including X-Men star Sir Ian McKellen, Olivette Cole-Wilson, Simon Fanshawe and Lisa Power.