When did queers become gay……and why?

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  Have you ever wondered how and why the LGBTQ community adopted the word ‘gay’ to describe ourselves?  Well, the PBS digital channel Origin of Everything dug deep to find out where the word originally came from, looking at the early uses, and when it evolved into something pertaining to sexual orientation.  So now you know.  Or you … Continue reading



Reclaiming the Pink Triangle

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  To mark this year’s International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, Vangardist Magazine has teamed up with Mauthausen Memorial and Serviceplan Group to pay attention to the little-known history of what went on in this Nazi concentration camp in Austria. Mauthausen was specifically built to imprison and murder anyone the Nazis deemed undesirable, including homosexual men, … Continue reading



Alone In The Game : a new look at homophobia in Sports

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  Sport is still one of the last bastions of homophobia.  For every brave gay man or woman who dares to stick their head over the parapet and publicly ‘come out,’  there are thousands of professional athletes and sportsmen and women who are scared rigid about all the negative consequences that come with revealing their sexuality.   There have … Continue reading



Robbie Kaplan & Judith Kasen-Windsor talk EDIE

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Attorney Roberta Kaplan and Judith M. Kasen-Windsor flew into OUTshine Film Festival in Miami to screen To A More Perfect Union: US v Windsor and so we seized the opportunity to talk to them both about the legacy of the iconic Edie Windsor and the huge debt our Community owe her,

The interview conducted by Roger Walker-Dack and was filmed by #HusseinWentz for www.queergurutv.com



Feminist Fight Club

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  One of the regular events held at VFD one of the best queer performance spaces in London’s East End is Femme Feral.   It’s a queer fight club that takes no prisoners and holds nothing back. Founded by artists Phoebe Patey-Ferguson and Anna Smith in the dark days after Britain voted to leave the European Union, … Continue reading



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