What's going on in the world?

Pride is still as important today as it was way back in the 1970s when the Stonewall Riots changed the future for how people relate to us. But awful things are still happening everywhere – so here is a tiny round up of some of things happening around the globe.


  • 02nd October – Canadian Conservatives under fire for using residential schools memorial to push ‘hateful’ Anti-LGBTQ+ Agenda

11th October – PinkNews published an article stating that only 35% of LGBTQ professionals feel safe being their authentic selves at work

  • 19th October – The opening of the first regional NHS gender identity clinic for trans youth has been further delayed, pushing into April next year.
  • 29th October – Only 1 in 6 Asexuals have universally positive experience of being out


It’s not all doom and gloom in the queer world as there are still some good news stories happening as well – here are just a few we think should be celebrated.


  • 18th October – Philadelphia declared a safe haven for trans people seeking gender-affirming healthcare
  • 19th October – Landmark ruling finds that Trans convicts must have access to gender-affirming care in Washington prisons.
  • 25th October – Government to drop discriminatory law stopping people with HIV starting a surrogate family
  • 29th October – Welsh Government to redefine women to include trans women in landmark gender laws

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      Calendar of Events


      01st                   Peter Wakelin on David Jones – Conversations @ The Chapel

      03rd                  Women in Rock @ The Borough Theatre

      03rd                  An evening with: Ross Kemp – Book:ish

      06th                  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes @ The Borough Theatre

      07th                   An evening with: Delyth Badder – Book:ish

      08th                   Storytelling Love @ The Melville

      08th                  Intersex Day of Remembrance

      10th                  Y Fenyw Mewn Du @ The Borough Theatre

      10th                   An evening with: Nina Stibbe – Book:ish

      10th                  Llanfoist Village Hall Film Night – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

      11th                   Gwent Bach Choir @ The Priory Centre

      13th-19th            Trans Awareness Week

      14th                   BookIsh Writing Group – Crickhowell

      15th                  Blake Morrison – Conversations @ The Chapel

      16th                   An evening with: Diana Henry – Book:ish

      18th                   Kizza – Fuggy Yak Jiggy Yak @ The Melville

      19th                  Seska @ The Melville

      19th                   Abergavenny Symphony Orchestra @ Our Lady & St Michaels Church

      20th                  Transgender Day of Remembrance

      23rd-25th            Great Expectations @ The Borough Theatre

      23rd                  Folk Tales – Filkins Drift @ The Melville

      23rd                  An evening with: Gail Miller – Book:ish

      25th                   Christmas Craft Fair

      28th                   Practice your Welsh speaking @ The Melville

      29th                  Steeleye Span @ The Borough

      30th                   An evening with: Nicola Edwards – Book:ish

      30th                  Hose County @ The Borough



      01st                   World Aids Day

      02nd                  A Special Evening of Song & Conversation with Jon Wilks @ The Borough Theatre

      05th-06th            Talon – The Best of the Eagles @ The Borough Theatre

      09th                  Christmas with Elvis @ The Borough Theatre

      10th                   Zsofia Foris and Noemi Csoke @ The Borough Theatre

      12th                  Bookish Writing Group @ Crickhowell

      14th                  Gwent Bach Choir @ St Marys Priory

      24th                  Christmas Eve

      25th                  Christmas Day

      26th                  Boxing Day (St Stephens Day)

      31st                   New Year’s Eve

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