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April 29, 2015

New sporting event to take place in the UK gay capital on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 July

Brighton, the gay capital of the UK, will host a brand new LGBTI sporting event this summer – the Pride Diversity games, taking place from Saturday 18 to Sunday 19 July.

The games, sponsored by Domestic & General, will feature competitions in swimming, tennis, football, rugby, athletics, basketball, volleyball, badminton and bowling, among others.

Pride Diversity Games will take over the whole city, taking in venues including Withdean Stadium and Preston Park.

April 19, 2015

An ideal day-trip from London offers castles, markets, and coastal villages.

A short drive from London is the English county of Kent.

Known as 'the garden of England' due to its concentration of orchards and crops, Kent is also an important gateway to Europe from the port of Dover. Due to its coastal position and strategic importance, the history of this region is fascinating.

Our first point of call was the village of Eastry.

Eastry was the location of one of the palaces of the Saxon kings when they ruled these lands in the 5th century, following the withdrawal of the Romans.

April 18, 2015

Life is too short for bad food

Nothing beats good food and we love trying out restaurants and bars around the world. Here are a few of our recent reviews:

April 14, 2015

Black coffee and a cinnamon bun is a great way to start your day.

On the south side of London's Thames River, between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, is Bermondsey Street.

Bermondsey Street is undoubtedly one of London's coolest streets – restaurants, cafes, galleries, and small businesses predominantly working in creative industries.

At the far end of Bermondsey Street is Bermondsey Square – they hold an antiques fair here each Friday, and a food market each Saturday.

April 14, 2015

 Soho is under siege – but this renowned French restaurant, with its opulent menu and spirited crowd, isn't going anywhere

L'Escargot, London's oldest French restaurant located in the heart of Soho, is a desert oasis; a fountain of fabulousness and class amid a sea of impersonal, overpriced fast food joints and dodgy Chinese restaurants.

Here, you'll find buzzing pre and post-theatre-goers dining in excellent spirits, tended to by gorgeously cute cocktail waiters (some of them occasional actors, and maybe future stars), while charismatic managers circulate, greeting this agent or that showbiz stalwart.

April 13, 2015

Pop divas to perform at LGBTI festival alongside Fatboy Slim

Former X Factor judge Tulisa is to perform at this year's Brighton Pride, as well as Mercury Music Prize-winning star Ms. Dynamite, it has been announced.

Tulisa, formally of band N-Dubz, is known for hits including Young and Live It Up.

She and It Takes More singer Ms. Dynamite will join stars including indie artist Foxes and DJ Wayne G at the popular LGBTI festival this summer.

Jess Glynne – who is currently at number one in the singles charts with her song Hold My Hand – will also appear.

April 9, 2015

Other performers include Fatboy Slim, Jess Glynne and Hercules & Love Affair

Grammy-winning pop star Foxes and Wayne G will be joining the star-studded lineup at this year's Brighton Pride.

The Clarity singer and international DJ will be performing at the festival's main stage in Preston Park for the celebration, which takes place on 1 August.

Foxes, known for her hits Youth, Let Go For Tonight and Holding Onto Heaven, will be joining an array of performers slated for this year's festival in the UK's seaside gay capital.

March 17, 2015

Disco pop trio join Fatboy Slim and Jess Glynne on this year's bill

Hercules & Love Affair have been added to the line up for this year's Brighton Pride.

The American band, fronted by Andy Butler, are known for songs such as Liberty and My Offense.

They are the latest additions to a lineup that already includes Real Love singer and Brit Award nominee Jess Glynne, as well as Right Here, Right Now icon Fatboy Slim.

Fatboy Slim, also known by his real name of Norman Cook, previously performed at Brighton Pride in 2012.

March 14, 2015

One of London's busiest train stations has some great restaurants right on its doorstep.

One of the dilemmas of living in London is that the city is so big that you can never know it all. You get to know the area where you live, the area where you work, your favorite hangouts in different places, but if for some reason you find yourself in a part of town where you don't normally go, it's almost being dropped in a completely different city with no point of reference and no familiar landmarks.

March 8, 2015

A cold-water swim kicks off birthday celebrations in London

A mild Spring day in London and I was up (relatively) early to get to the Parliament Hill ponds in Hampstead Heath.

It was my friend Dan's 30th birthday. He is a mad keen swimmer so had decided to kick-start celebrations with a swim in the men's pond at Parliament Hill. 

March 5, 2015

 Dance music icon just one of the huge names performing at festival

Dance music icon Fatboy Slim will perform at this year's Brighton Pride, for the LGBTI festival's 25th anniversary, it's been confirmed.

The Brighton-residing DJ, also known as Norman Cook, is just one of the big names lined up for this year's installment, with another to be released tomorrow.

The star, known for hits such as Praise You and Right Here, Right Now, will take to the stage in the Wild Fruit Dance Big Top tent in Preston Park on the Saturday. 

March 5, 2015

Real Love singer and Fatboy Slim slated for LGBTI festival

Pop star of the moment Jess Glynne has been confirmed as a performer at this year's Brighton Pride.

The Real Love singer will be performing at the festival's main stage in Preston Park for the celebration, which takes place on Saturday 1 August.

Jess won a Grammy earlier this year for work on the Clean Bandit number one single Rather Be. Her other hits include Right Here and My Love.

She joins an array of performers slated for this year's festival – including the iconic Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook).

March 3, 2015

Soul singer Dionne Bromfield will also be performing at event on 14 May

Details of this year's Manchester Spring Benefit have been revealed – and the line up includes boyband Jack Pack and soul singer Dionne Bromfield, with actor Andrew Hayden-Smith hosting.

Jack Pack came to national attention after their appearance on last year's series of Britain's Got Talent before being signed to Syco; meanwhile Andrew Hayden-Smith was recently seen on gay E4 drama Banana.

The Benefit, which raises money for the Manchester Pride Community Fund, will be held on Thursday 14 May at The Monastery.

March 3, 2015

Beachside town braces itself for an influx of flesh

The Brighton Bear Weekender will be returning to the famous UK beachside town this summer, from 19-21 June 2015.

February 11, 2015

In a special event to mark LGBT History Month, author Peter Dobson discussed his new biography of one of London's iconic gay artists.

Stepney, in the London borough of Tower Hamlets, is perhaps not an obvious place to be marking LGBT History Month, but this is the neighbourhood where Cornelius McCarthy lived and worked.

Born in Stepney in 1935, McCarthy grew up here in East London. Although he travelled extensively and eventually moved to East Anglia, it was clear that he never forgot his links with Stepney, it's historic buildings, and its people.

January 15, 2015

Cotswolds-style farmhouse meets French-style chateau in South West England stopover

Author Sinclair Lewis famously once described winter as less of a season and more of an ‘occupation’. Unfortunately that occupation – at least in January once the warm glow of Christmas has faded – often involves nothing more than willing longer, warmer days to arrive as quickly as possible. An ideal time, then, for a warming post-Christmas retreat – and the Old Manor Hotel in Wiltshire was the perfect place to escape.

January 11, 2015

We tackle the hard questions and bring you the highlights of day 3 of London Collections: Men

The sun was shining for the start of day three of London Collections: Men. Fuelled up on coffee, I was channelling my inner Miranda Priestly and ready to be impressed by what AW15 had waiting for the fashion world.

January 10, 2015

London Collections: Men continues and we bring you the highlights of day two.

It was cold, wet, and grey with a blustery wind as the city’s followers of fashion faced into day two of London Collections: Men.

January 9, 2015

Get the full London cosmopolitan experience with a stay at this epically-located hotel

Hotels in blockbuster cities ought to provide an escape from the hustle and bustle, while emphasizing a sense of awe and wonder – more often than not, though, said hotels are busy, cramped, overpriced and create a whirlwind of stress akin to the one you were trying to escape.

December 9, 2014

Menswear will be in the spotlight as the fashion world parties in the UK capital

January can sometimes be a bleak time to visit London – with the excitement of Christmas behind us, the depths of an English winter often promises little more than endless weeks of cold weather and dark nights.

However one of the things that gets Londoners buzzing is fashion, and from 9-12 January 2015, the British Fashion Council will be presenting London Collections: Men.

December 4, 2014

Gang of 15 beat one man unconscious in the anti-gay attack

A man and a woman have been arrested in connection to what police describe as a 'homophobically aggravated assault' in Manchester.

Jean Claude Manseau, 25, was beaten unconscious by a gang of 15 people after singing songs from the musical Wicked on the city's tram system on 1 November.

His friend, Jake Heaton, was also punched in the back of the head but managed to run for help.

November 5, 2014

Two men were beaten up for singing songs from the musical Wicked

An LGBTI choir will perform on Manchester's trams to 'reclaim the city' after two gay men who were attacked last weekend.

Jean Claude Manseau, 25, and Jake Heaton, 19, were beaten up by a gang of 15 men after singing songs from the musical Wicked on the Metrolink.

October 2, 2014

Local police have now agreed to work together in order to try and put a stop to the hellish campaign

A 53-year-old man from Northamptonshire is in police custody over the leaflets branding gay people 'worthy of death' in Chester earlier this week.

The leaflets, distributed in several UK towns and cities about to host Pride events, describe homosexuality as 'not natural' and 'part of the same moral degradation as...pedophilia.'

Some eyewitnesses of the person or people giving out the leaflets say they are being handed out dressed in a 'mysterious monk' outfit.

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.