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January 7, 2014

Los Angeles, San Francisco and West Yorkshire are the three cities to visit and enjoy Hockney’s artwork for the last time this year until new exhibits are announced

The work of David Hockney, friend to Andy Warhol and considered the most famous British painter, continues to roll with the times of iPhones and iPads.

The 76-year-old artist has evolved the techniques he uses to to create timeless pieces, applying developing technologies available to contemporary artists.

Born in Bradford, England, Hockney also holds residences in Los Angeles, adding to his ability to capture a variety of landscapes and lifestyles particular to each city and translatable across the world of art.

September 9, 2013

Big Brother star Brian Dowling, X Factor songstress Misha B and many more will be attending the National Diversity Awards 2013

British celebs are flocking to Leeds where the National Diversity Awards will take place on 20 September.

The awards, held in northern England, have categories recognizing the work of role models, community organizations and businesses championing diversity. Each of the shortlists has a dedicated LGBT sub-category.

Returning to host the show after having done so last year is gay reality TV star turned presenter Brian Dowling.

‘I am excited to host The National Diversity Awards for a second year in a row’ said the Big Brother star.

February 19, 2013

A 65-year-old former nurse has told the leader of England’s Catholics to ditch the robes, the Latin and activism against gays and start helping the needy

A 65-year-old former nurse has delivered a withering telling off to the Archbishop of Westminster – England’s most senior Catholic – for his stance on gay marriage.

The woman, who now works with animals and lives in northern England, says she has been married for 30 years but gay marriage doesn’t threaten the status of her relationship whatsoever.

And she says Archbishop Vincent Nichols and his church have become obsessed with gay sex, ignoring the real problems of society – the economy, schools, hospitals and our children’s future.

December 6, 2012

North West England’s biggest LGBT event raises £52,000 for good causes but profits down by half due to rain and lower charitable giving in 2012

Manchester Pride, one of the UK’s biggest and best gay festivals, is to donate £52,000 ($84,000, €64,000) to charity – but its profits have been halved by bad weather.

The event charges for entry to the streets of Manchester’s gay Village during the pride weekend but always spreads its profits around the north west’s LGBT and HIV charities.

But this year’s festival in August in the gay capital of northern England faced a perfect storm of wet weather and a UK-wide decline of 20% in charitable giving.

November 16, 2012

Passengers in northern England left waiting 20 minutes after bus driver refuses to board over Stonewall's gay rights advert

Passengers on a bus in northern England were left fuming after the driver refused to board over a gay rights advert on the side of the double-decker.

Travellers waited 20 minutes on the X78 bus from Rotherham to Sheffield while the homophobic driver locked horns with other members of staff and commuters.

November 16, 2012

Vigils, plays and candlelit marches will be held around the world to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance

Thousands around the world will honor the hundreds of people murdered because of their gender identity on Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Events have been planned to mark the occasion across the globe, from Canada and the United States to France, New Zealand and South Korea.

Candle-lit vigils are planned in several cities, including Manchester in northern England, Sacramento in the US state of California and Genova in Italy.

November 7, 2012

Verbal abuse from a homophobe threatening violence on train from Blackpool to Manchester, northern England, captured on camera phone

A homophobe threatening violence to two men on a train from Blackpool to Manchester, northern England, was captured on video phone.

The two men were ‘kind of cuddled up’ at Blackpool North train station when the homophobe in the video started ‘hurling abuse’, the description on YouTube by Tyrone Ruscoe, one of the victims, says.

November 1, 2012

City in northern England looks set to have its LGBT village rubber stamped by council officials

Leeds, a city in northern England, is poised to have its LGBT village rubber stamped by local authorities.

Proposals by a council-led working group call for the Lower Briggate and The Calls of Leeds districts to be named the city's official 'gay quarter'.

News of the plans come after consultation with businesses in the area and a fact-finding mission to Liverpool where a similar move was made to recognize the city's Stanley Street quarter last year.

August 24, 2012

Russian gay rights activist Polina Savchenko to attend Manchester Pride as festivalgoers urged to show solidarity with St Petersburg's oppressed gay community

Manchester Pride festivalgoers are being urged to show their suppport for St Petersburg's persecuted gay community by sending a text message.

The Russian city has been condemned by world leaders and human rights activists after it passed an anti-gay 'propaganda' law which effectively gags any public discussion of LGBT issues or events targeted at gay and trans people, including pride.

Manchester City Council, St Petersburg’s twin city in the UK, begged officials to veto the bill during a visit marking the 50th anniversary of the cities’ friendship in March.

August 22, 2012

From Monet to Kim Cattrall and an amphibian tour worthy of a Queen, Liverpool has more to offer than Beatles and football

Rows of derelict terraced houses, crime-ridden streets, football hooligans and an accent and dialect which should probably come with its own user manual – Liverpool has a reputation and it’s not all Strawberry Fields Forever.

But the city which gave the world The Beatles and Cilla Black is changing. Recognition by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2004 helped shake off its previous image as a city on its knees and four years later its appointment as a European Capital of Culture made sure critics woke up and smelt the scent of a city rising from the ashes.