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Ruth Pearce

Ruth is a writer, activist, rock DJ and wannabe musician. She gains a somewhat masochistic satisfaction from juggling these interests with several part-time jobs and an ongoing PhD in Sociology. Articles, setlists and ramblings from Ruth can be found at her 'meta-blog', Ruth's Corner.



Lip Service star touring UK in Spring 2011

Lip Service actor and singer-songwriter Heather Peace will embark on a UK tour with her band during March and April 2011.


Joy of Teen Sex to feature graphic lesbian scene

A new show exploring teenage sexuality will launch next week. The Joy of Teen Sex is described by Channel 4 as “a bold, informative look at the love lives and sex lives of teenagers that tells it like it really is”, and will include gay and lesbian sex advice. Critics have claimed that the programme is “soft porn”.



‘Homophobic’ Ulster Unionist leader to meet with gay group

Tom Elliot, leader of the conservative Ulster Unionist party, has accepted an invitation to meet with representatives of the Northern Ireland Gay Rights Association (NIGRA). Elliot attracted criticism in September as a contender for the party leadership after telling a newspaper that he would “wouldn’t go” to a Gay Pride march.



Ugandan High Court bans media from outing ‘homos’

In a victory for the LGBT community in Uganda, the High Court has issued an order that bars all media companies from outing members of the public. The ruling took place after three people outed by a tabloid newspaper took legal action.