What's going on in the world?


Pride is still as important today as it was way back in the 1970’s when the Stonewall Riots changed the way we were going to be treated within the world. Awful things are happening everywhere – so here is tiny round up of some of things happening around the globe.


  • Bigots are on the rise across the world with more and more stories coming out everyday such as, the Cork library being put under pressure to remove all LGBTQ+ books, a pastor in the US smashing a Barbie dream house with a bible taped to a baseball bat
  • Britain’s Equality watchdog, says its acceptable to misgender or deadname students, and schools are not required to follow the students wishes and that sex is binary, and they would not be found to be discriminatory.
  • Suella Braverman says that refugees fearing persecution is “insufficient” for UK asylum, meaning LGBTQ+ people around the world will no longer have safe refuge in the UK.


Its 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.


  • Elle Hungary puts gay dads on the cover in defiance to the Governments Anti-LGBTQ+ Agenda.
  • Married at First Sight on Channel 4 welcomes their first Trans contestant to the 2023 line-up.
  • California passes a law to ensure that no LGBTQ+ books are banned in schools.
  • LGBTQ+ representation in film reaches an 11-year high – GLAAD reports.
  • Paw Patrol spin off introduces a Non-Binary Character!!
  • After a PREP rollout scheme in Amsterdam, HIV cases drop to almost zero, which could see this scheme expanding across the world.

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      Calendar of Events


      01st to 31st         Black History Month

      01st                   Greener Abergavenny Fair in Market Hall

      02nd                  Bookish Crickhowell: Writing Group

      04th                  T*Rextasy @ The Borough Theatre

      06th                   Buddy Holly & The Cricketers @ The Borough Theatre

      07th                   Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri – The Long Ride Home Tour @ The Borough Theatre

      07th                  Drag Bingo – The Halfway, Tal-Y-Coed

      08th                  Lesbian Awareness Day

      10th                  Bookish Crickhowell: An evening with Matt Johnson & John Murray

      11th                   National Coming Out Day

      12th                  Bookish Abergavenny: Book Launch! Strange Tales by Daniel Morden

      12th                  Budapest Café Orchestra @ The Borough Theatre

      13th                  Think Floyd @ The Borough Theatre

      17th                  International Spirit Day

      18th                  International Pronoun Day

      19th                  Berlioz – Beatrice & Benedict @ The Borough Theatre

      21st                   The Brothers of Blues @ The Borough Theatre

      21st                   Parent Party @ St Mary’s Priory

      23rd-29th            Asexual Awareness Week

      24th                   Classical Villiers Quartet @ The Borough Theatre

      26th                  Intersex Awareness Day

      27th                  Bookish Abergavenny: An evening with Elly Griffiths

      27th                   Wanted @ The Borough Theatre

      28th                  Breabach @ The Borough Theatre

      28th                   Practice your Welsh speaking @ The Melville



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

      03rd                  Women in Rock @ The Borough Theatre

      06th                  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes @ The Borough Theatre

      08th                   Storytelling Love @ The Melville

      08th                  Intersex Day of Remembrance

      10th                  Y Fenyw Mewn Du @ The Borough Theatre

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

      11th                   Gwent Bach Choir @ The Priory Centre

      13th-19th            Trans Awareness Week

      18th                   Kizza – Fuggy Yak Jiggy Yak @ The Melville

      19th                  Seska @ The Melville

      20th                  Transgender Day of Remembrance

      23rd-25th            Great Expectations @ The Borough Theatre

      23rd                  Folk Tales – Filkins Drift @ The Melville

      28th                   Practice your Welsh speaking @ The Melville

      29th                  Steeleye Span @ The Borough

      30th                  Hose County @ The Borough

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