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Book review: We Go Around In The Night And Are Consumed By Fire

July 30, 2016 Comments Off on Book review: We Go Around In The Night And Are Consumed By Fire

Manchester? Check. Lesbians? Check. Gangsters? Oh, go on then. Reading the blurb of this debut novel by Jules Grant, a former barrister from Manchester, is more than enough to pique my interest.

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Olly Knights, lead singer of Turin Brakes, talks to Northern Soul

June 17, 2016 Comments Off on Olly Knights, lead singer of Turin Brakes, talks to Northern Soul

It’s been 15 years since an intriguing noise lulled soothingly out of my radio. It prompted me to obsessively listen to said radio until said song was played again and I could put a name to the tune

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Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival

Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival: nom, nom, nom…

March 28, 2016 Comments Off on Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival: nom, nom, nom…

Ramsbottom certainly knows how to appeal to the masses: chocolate, lots and lots of chocolate.

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Mister Stokes: Man-Woman of Manchester

Man-Woman of Manchester: an extraordinary story

March 4, 2016 Comments Off on Man-Woman of Manchester: an extraordinary story

In 1859 the body of a man by the name of Harry Stokes washed up in the River Irwell. Upon examination, it was discovered that twice-married Stokes was biologically female and had been successfully living the life of a Victorian man in Manchester.

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Revisiting Queer As Folk

January 20, 2016 Comments Off on Revisiting Queer As Folk

Regular readers will know that I’ve wittered on loads about how Queer As Folk sparked my desire to move Manchester, the land of the gays. But I haven’t watched it again since its initial transmission 16 years ago. So when my girlfriend suggested we re-visit both series, I thought yes, it’s time.

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Cycling by Chris Payne

Time to high-five women in sport

November 3, 2015 Comments Off on Time to high-five women in sport

I’m now going to pretend to know vaguely what I’m talking about regarding professional sport.

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Oh lesbians, wherefore art thou?

October 7, 2015 Comments Off on Oh lesbians, wherefore art thou?

There isn’t a massive amount out there that I relate to lezzy-wise. Lesbian shiz is kinda elusive.

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Our Ross by Precinct Seager Galvez-Soto

Coming out – and the ‘mini-out’ phenomenon

September 8, 2015 Comments Off on Coming out – and the ‘mini-out’ phenomenon

When you’re finally ready to make the massive leap to come out, it’s thought that once you step out of the closet, that’s it, you’re out…Yo world! I’m a big gay lezza!

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Manchester Pride: gaggles of gays and a glorious weekend

September 3, 2015 Comments Off on Manchester Pride: gaggles of gays and a glorious weekend

August Bank Holiday in Manchester. Aka, Gay Christmas.

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Queer as Folk

Lesbians, Manchester and Making a Splash

August 25, 2015 Comments Off on Lesbians, Manchester and Making a Splash

I have a confession to make. Right, okay, here goes…I was born and raised a Southerner.

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