CRIPPLE The First Broken Book : A 21st Century Parable by Nick Maynard

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  Nick Maynard is a queer actor/director/writer from Manchester in the UK  who has just had his first book published with New Generation Publishing as part of the Pen to Print initiative, supported by Arts Council England. The story is set in his hometown in 2003, and has a queer disability storyline. The book is … Continue reading

David Hoyle & Lee Baxter : Two artists/friends in Lockdown

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  Veteran Brit performance artist David Hoyle who we feature as often as we can has just mounted an exhibit of his artwork with his best friend for over the past 30 years, the photographer Lee Baxter.  The two have a lot in common besides living in the same postcode in the very queer-friendly city … Continue reading

Mancunian actor/writer Nathaniel Hall’s new semi-autobiographical play TOXIC about surviving a toxic relationship really hits home

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  Manchester is a very inclusive city and has the second-largest LGBTQ population in the UK (behind London). In fact, in 2011, Expogays named Manchester the most gay-friendly city in the world, even ahead of cities such as San Francisco and Amsterdam.  After all, it’s where the UK version of TV’s hit series Queer As … Continue reading

QWEER SHORTS : the newest project at Manchester UK’s award-winning Hope Mill Theatre

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    Manchester UK is considered the country’s second LGBTQ+ city (after London). It dates its claim way back to the 1940s when The Union Pub had drag shows which became extremely popular with US servicemen.  In the 1960s the city’s  Homosexual Law Reform Committee was one of the very first groups behind the movement … Continue reading

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