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LGBT+ History Month is now truly underway and one Bedford charity is looking to make a difference for those in the local LGBTQ+ community. This year’s LGBT+ History Month, which in the UK is in February...
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Bedford's premier LGBTQ+ late night venue - the oldest LGBTQ+ venue in the country - has a new owner, with a promise to "return the Barley to its former glory"...
The Higgins Bedford is celebrating LGBT+ History Month this February and visitors can enjoy a new art display and take part in creative events. This year’s theme is...
The owners of a venue in Bedford have confirmed that they will not be showing any World Cup games in response to the controversy surrounding human rights abuses and the...
Street dance and a Drag Queen Story Hour are among the highlights of Bedford’s first LGBTQ+ Arts and Wellbeing Festival which will be held at the University of Bedfordshire's...
The East of England’s first LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) community ‘safe space’ swimming programme has been launched in Bedford...
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A woman arrested by Bedfordshire Police would be able to refuse a strip search by a transgender officer, the force’s deputy chief constable has said. But he said that Beds Police...
A gym in Bedford is working with therapists, yoga instructors, personal trainers and boxing coaches to support young people in Bedford's LGBTQiA community...
Local members of the LGBTQ+ community have welcomed the news that for the first time, local-level information on the proportion of the population that is lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or transgender...
The Higgins Bedford is hosting its annual OUTing the Past Festival this Saturday, as part of LGBT+ month. Despite being in its fourth year, this will be the first time that the event has been held virtually, giving the opportunity for...