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

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

The Great British Bear Bash is having its 21st Birthday

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  The  UK’s biggest annual bear event is celebrating its big birthday this coming weekend in the only way they know how. Manchester’s Bear Mafia have planned special Club Nights including BIG SCRUM XL, MAFIA UNDERGROUND, and THE HIDEAWAY CLUB!  There is also a huge Pool Party,  Superbearoke and the return of the Sackville Gardens Market full of all sorts … Continue reading

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