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Swansea BiFest set for May

Bi Cymru/Wales’ annual BiFest returns to Swansea next month. BiFest Wales will be on Saturday 13th May 2017. It comes in two sections: Daytime: 12 noon – 6pm, First workshop 12:30pm Evening live alternative music social event and DJs: 7:30pm – 11:30pm Both are at the 1st Floor, Swansea YMCA, 1 The Kingsway, Swansea, SA1 5JQ It’s a one-day bi […]

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42 Days to Big Bi Fun

Big Bi Fun Day returns in just six weeks from today. The annual family-friendly bi festival will be marking its eighth year on Saturday 13th May from 1-5pm. It’s being held at the Friends Meeting House, 16 Queens Road, Leicester, LE2 1WP. Please make a donation if you can, to help with the costs of venue hire. Bring food to […]

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London BiFest: One Week To Go!

London’s annual bisexual event BiFest returns after a five-year hiatus, with a new venue and a packed programme, this coming Saturday – April 8th. You don’t have to be bisexual to come along, just bi-friendly. The daytime has a series of workshop sessions with subjects from coming out to activism, relationship styles to singing. Ticket prices are on a special […]

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Thank You For The Rainbows

Gilbert Baker, creator of the rainbow flag as an LGBT symbol, died yesterday. He was 65. The flag as invented in 1978 had 8 colours: this was reduced to six when the cost of the fabric in the pink stripe became too expensive, and then indigo was lost as a balancing change so that when the flag was hung from […]

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Leicester Pride in Limbo

Leicester’s annual LGBT Pride festival might be cancelled this year, according to reports in the local paper, the Leicester Mercury. The event can attract up to 10,000 people with a couple of thousand taking part in the parade. However the mix of donors and sponsors changes each year and the team are some £10,000 behind on their fundraising target already. […]

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Eurovision bars Russian entry

The host nation for the Eurovision Song Contest, Ukraine, has barred the Russian contestant from attending the competition finals later this spring. Julia Samoylova, was chosen to represent Russia with the song Flame is Burning, sang in Crimea in 2015 – a year after Russia siezed the territory from Ukraine. She is one of more than 100 artists blacklisted for […]

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National AIDS Trust highlights slashed services

A series of Freedom of Information requests have exposed a widespread trend of cutting or completely decommissioning HIV support services across England and Wales. In England there was an average cut of 28% in expenditure for HIV support services between 2015/16 and 2016/17. The regional variation in cuts is enormous, with some areas entirely losing support for people living with […]

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Google in a Muddle

It’s been a bad week for Google – who own YouTube. They went through the weekend with a storm of protest about YouTube blocking videos with LGBT content. Things didn’t have to be raunchy or explicit to get caught in the “restricted mode” block. Makeup lessons or a couple reciting their wedding vows were among examples shared across twitter as […]

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