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September 25, 2014

Jane Fae takes on web filters, calling out the UK government for using a filtering system that does not comply with UK equality law

Pride, the film of how lesbian and gay activists gave support to the striking miners in 1984/5, may be a hit at the box office.

It is not quite such a hit with Hertfordshire Council, a county north of London, whose public Wi-Fi filters have deemed a Wikipedia page detailing the history of this campaign is 'adult content' and as such in breach of their conditions of use.

February 5, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have revealed that they shot a gay night club scene as part of the epic pub crawl stag night for John Watson in the Sherlock episode The Sign of Three but it ended up on the cutting room floor

Actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have revealed that they shot a scene in a gay nightclub for the second episode of the third series of their hit modern retelling of Sherlock Holmes.

The scene was to be part of the pair’s epic pub crawl for John Watson’s stag night which ended in them getting locked up in jail but ended up on the cutting room floor because Sherlock writer and co-creator Steven Moffat had too many scenes to fit into the episode.

May 22, 2013

Riverside enclave believed to be the inspiration for Kenneth Grahame's children's classic is now welcome to 'anyone from smart to truckers'

An English nature reserve believed to have inspired the children’s book Wind In The Willows has been exposed as a gay sex cruising hotspot.

The riverside enclave in Berkshire, home to the characters of Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger in the Kenneth Grahame novel, is noted as a popular place in The Cruising Gays City Hookup Guide.

July 17, 2012

Classic novels from the 19th century, including Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre, will have 'missing' sexy scenes added

Sherlock Holmes will have a gay affair with his crime busting sidekick Dr Watson in a new erotic version of the classic tale.

Fans of the super sleuth have long speculated as to whether the relationship between the world famous detectives was more than just a beautiful bromance.

Now publishers Total-E-Bound are planning to solve this mystery with a raunchy edition of Sir Author Conan Doyle's best-selling story.

July 13, 2012

As we celebrate lesbian suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst’s 145th birthday, Debbie Gold reflects how the fight for Votes for Women in the UK reflects modern LGBT struggles

The suffragettes are often cited as an inspiration in campaigns for civil rights everywhere. Just a month or so ago Julian Clary compared the struggle for gay marriage to the suffragette campaign for Votes for Women in Britain. This weekend, as we commemorate Emmeline Pankhurst’s birthday, it’s worth reflecting on some of the lessons that we can learn from the suffragettes in our movement for LGBT civil rights.

May 26, 2012

Comic says: 'When women were given the vote, some people talked about society crumbling - and it didn't.'

Gay comedian Julian Clary has compared the fight for gay marriage to the struggle by the suffragettes to achieve equal voting rights for women.

Known for his camp double entendre humor, the renowned British comic talked straight to The Telegraph and said allowing gay and lesbian people to marry would be a measure of ‘true equality’.

He compared the fight for same-sex marriage equality with the suffragette struggle in the early 20th century.