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London commuters can now travel by Gay Rainbow Unicorn

London commuters can now travel by Gay Rainbow Unicorn

Let’s be honest, we’ve all dreamt of making the most fabulous entrance into work. This week, at least Londoners will see that dream come true, as they can drop the Tube or buse and take unicorn cabs to work instead. Yes, you read that right. Unicorn-drawn carriages. Taking you to work. That’s a fabulous entrance if we’ve ever seen one.…
Policemen propose and say ‘YES’ during Pride in London

Policemen propose and say ‘YES’ during Pride in London

Two policemen have made a special declaration of Pride – by proposing today at the festivities in London. During the Pride parade a policeman proposed to his now-fiancé, and he said, ‘Yes!’. The proposal took place beside the statue of Eros (meaning ‘love’ in Greek), in Piccadilly Circus, London. A second proposal took place later that same day. The Met…
TfL unveils rainbow bus for London

TfL unveils rainbow bus for London

Transport for London (TfL) has unveiled a rainbow-adorned double-decker bus to commemorate the tenth anniversary of TfL’s LGBTI staff network, OUTbound. Emblazoned with the slogan, ‘Ride with Pride’, the initiative follows others that TfL have taken to celebrate LGBT issues, including the creation last year of a rainbow zebra crossing to mark Pride in London. Commenting on the arrival of London’s…
Russia calls horrific gay attacks ‘no worse than UK’s treatment of gingers’

Russia calls horrific gay attacks ‘no worse than UK’s treatment of gingers’

Officials in the Russian embassy in London are furious over a recent UK documentary exposing the homophobic attacks in Russia. In response, they have labelled the Channel 4 film Hunted ‘slander’, ‘hate propaganda’ and they could have easily created a documentary about the UK hunting down redheads. ‘Hunted’, screened last week before the Sochi Winter Olympics, has been described as…

London gets ready for As One In The Park gay music festival

When Helen Mirren, dressed as Queen Elizabeth, shushed the drummers promoting As One In The Park, it made headlines around the world. But now festival organizers say they really have something to make a noise about – the festival is all ready to go with nine arenas and 75 artists. And, in a change of heart, Mirren herself has said…

London’s World Pride under threat after payment disputes

Pride London’s World Pride celebrations are reportedly under threat following a dispute between the organisers and contractors according to the London Evening Standard. Sources close to the organisers told that there is 24 hours left to save significant parts of the event after four contractors were reportedly not paid in full for the work that was carried out last year.  …

Gay Jewish Group Celebrates Chanukah Festival

Saturday night saw the celebration of the Jewish festival of Chanukah by London’s largest gay men’s Jewish group, Gay Jews in London. The group held an ironic toga party accompanied by the more traditional lighting of candles by a gay Rabbi. The festival celebrates the Jewish defeat of the Syrians in the 2nd century BC in order to recapture the…

London vigil against hate crime to be held next weekend

After 10,000 people joined a vigil against hate crime in Trafalgar Square last October, organisers hope to turn it into an annual event. Last year's candle-lit vigil was held two weeks after 62-year-old gay man Ian Baynham died in hospital. He was kicked and punched in the square while on a night out. This year's event will be held on…

London's gay art festival GFEST announces programme

London's gay art and culture festival GFEST has announced its programme for this year. The event will be held across venues in London between November 8th-21st and is now in its fourth year. The programme includes a range of artists in visual arts, performances and short films. Venues include the National Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, Rich Mix, Hampstead Town…

London opens its first gay tourist office

Following the trend of other European cities, London recently opened the doors of its first gay tourist office. The office is located at 30 Lisle Street, and offers LGBT specific information, as well as ticketing services for London attractions. According to centre (note the UK spelling) director Shaun Newport, London has the best LGBT life in the world, and the…