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.


  • 04th – Carmen Xtravaganza – the iconic Paris is Burning actor and ballroom icon – passed away at 62.
  • 13th – 2 men stabbed outside Two Brewers in London in a homophobic attack
  • In what seems to be a paradoxical universe – CHESS – has decided that trans women can no longer participate in women’s events because they have somehow decided that what you are assigned at birth makes you innately smarter than others
  • 18th – Lauri Carleton – a businesswoman in Lake Arrowhead, California, was shot and killed for flying a rainbow flag outside her store.

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.


  • Top Comedian, Tom Brady, comes out as Pansexual saying he’s “living his best life”
  • Wendy Guevara makes history as the first trans woman to win a Mexican reality tv show
  • Zaya Wade – a trans model – has partnered with Puma’s forever classic campaign, after walking for Miu Miu at Paris Fashion Week and modelling for Tiffany & Co’s all gender bracelets – another mainstream win for Team Trans!
  • Spain’s first Trans Senator, Carla Antonelli, pledges to protect Queer & Trans Rights
  • Pride flag mounted on top of world second highest peak, K2, for “Queer kids dreaming of own mountains”. This is in a country where same-sex acts are criminalised in a bid to inspire other LGBTQ+ athletes.
  • Germany approves self-ID to make transitioning easier for Trans people.
  • UK primary school, in Glasgow, praised for embedding vital LGBTQ+ education into all teaching – lets hope many others will follow suit.

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    Calendar of Events


    01st                   Bookish Abergavenny: An evening with John Niven

    01st                   Rebel Heart Movement Present Silent Disco – Castle Meadow

    02nd                  Brecon Pride

    02nd                  Pride in the Port

    07th                  Bookish Abergavenny: An evening with John Connolly

    08th                  International Literacy Day

    09th                   St Teilos, Llantilio Pertholey Open Day

    09th                   Spandau Ballet & Duran Duran Greatest Hits @ The Borough Theatre

    10th                  World Suicide Prevention Day

    09th-10th           Rhondda CT Pride

    11th-17th             Sexual Health Week

    12th                  Melvyn Tan: Classical Piano Concert @ The Borough Theatre

    12th                  Conversations at the Chapel: Peter Taylor

    16th                  Carmarthen Pride

    16th-17th            Abergavenny Food Festival

    16th-22nd           European Mobility Week

    16th-23rd            Bisexual Awareness Week

    19th-25th            International Week of Happiness at Work

    21st                   International Day of Peace

    22nd                  Genesis Connected @ The Borough Theatre

    23rd                  The Retro Rock Show @ The Borough Theatre

    23rd                  Bisexual Awareness Day

    27th                  World Tourism Day

    27th                  Bookish Abergavenny: An evening with Kate Humble

    28th                  Bookish Abergavenny: An evening with Victoria Hislop

    29th                  Bookish Abergavenny: An evening with Nick Thomas-Symonds



    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

    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

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