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GAY LIFE in London in the 1930″s

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In a ground breaking piece of Television in the 1980’s British/South African TV Producer Michael Atwell’s GAY LIFE documentary looks back at what it was like to be a gay man in the 1930’s in London. His guide is Clifford Skinner and his friend Benny who takes Atwell round all the infamous haunts where gay … Continue reading



London Pride 2016 : Queer Punks first ever Float

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  With no ‘live’ PRIDE Parades this year (with the one exception of Taipei in Taiwan),  QUEERGURU is looking back at one of the great ones from the past. In London’s Parade in 2016 there was the first every official entry of some Queer Punks.  It’s so surprising that it took so long as the … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Jonny Ward reviews DECLAN a contemporary ghost story

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  DECLAN ☆☆☆ Online (via The Actors Centre) Set in a Wiltshire suburb, Declan is a contemporary ghost story, exploring isolation, fear of the outside world and the distance between two friends. As Jimbo recalls the disappearance of his best friend Declan, he is plagued by ghosts of the past, present and future, and the … Continue reading



Polari : queer language and literary salon

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  There are some parts of the English language that the Brits have always kept for themselves.  Like ‘Polari’ for example. In the 19th century it was used as the version of everyday language used in London fish markets, the theatre, fairgrounds, and circuses, hence the many borrowings from ‘travelers’ and Romanies. Then in the … Continue reading



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