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Sanremo Music Festival with English Commentary

On Saturday the 5th of February, GlitterBeam will broadcast a live commentary of the Sanremo Festival Final. The Festival della canzone italiana di Sanremo ("Italian song festival of Sanremo") is the most popular Italian song contest and awards ceremony, held annually in the city of Sanremo, Liguria, and is a music competition with previously unreleased songs. The winner of the Sanremo Festival will have the chance to represent Italy at […]

today23rd January 2022 6 2


LGBT Foundation publishes report on the future of Manchester Pride

A report outlining how Manchester Pride can strengthen its relationships with the LGBTQ+ community and improve accessibility has been published by LGBT Foundation, based on our principles of co-production and lessons learned from our own growth. The document sets out recommendations on how the four-day Manchester Pride Festival can regain the support of Greater Manchesters LGBTQ+ community, following feedback on required improvements from the 2021 event. The recommendations, published in […]

today7th January 2022


Section 28: The Banning of an LGBTQIA+ Education

Section 28: The Banning of an LGBTQIA+ Education Queers Through The Years is the section curated by Molly Saxby. Section 28 was introduced in 1986 by the British Conservative government to prevent the promotion of homosexuality by local authorities. It was passed as an Act through Parliament the following December. The impact of Section 28 on the lives and experiences of LGBTQIA+ individuals was immeasurable. Here, we will look through […]

today3rd January 2022 4


GlitterBeam now available on DAB in Cambridge

After the successful launch in Tyne & Wear on the 10th of December, GlitterBeam has now joined the Small-Scale DAB in Cambridge and it's available on Digital Radio in Cambridge and surrounding too. With this move, we want to be a different voice for the big LGBTQ+ community in Cambridge, and we want to be actively involved in initiatives and events that can make Cambridge more and more inclusive. Our […]

today30th December 2021 1


Girls Want Girls: Lesbian Hyper-Sexualisation Then and Now

Girls Want Girls: Lesbian Hyper-Sexualisation Then and Now Queers Through the Years is the section curated by Molly Saxby. Lesbian and bisexual women have been hypersexualised for centuries in the sphere of popular culture. Let's look to some key examples and delve into the reasons behind hyper-sexualisation... Scientific Theory Since the emergence and prominence of lesbian scientific theory in the late 19th Century, lesbian women have been overtly sexualised. At […]

today25th November 2021 4


GlitterBeam goes on DAB – Digital Radio in the North-East

We can finally announce the date for our DAB launch! We will "light on" the signal of our station on digital radio in the North-East of England on Friday the 10th of December at 07:00 in the morning. If you are in the North East of England, from the 10th of September you will be able to listen to GlitterBeam in your car or on any DAB radio, so, make […]

today24th November 2021 3


BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon return to the stage in UK

Global drag icons and RuPauls Drag Race stars, BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon are taking the stage once again in a post-apocalypse-mas extravaganza certain to make this yuletide gayer than ever! Thats right . After a year of doom, gloom, and zoom, the Queens of Christmas have risen from the rubble to unearth your favorite holiday tradition with a 26-city tour of The Return of The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show, […]

today4th November 2021


‘Pay No Mind’: The Life and Legacy of Marsha P Johnson

'Pay No Mind': The Life and Legacy of Marsha P Johnson 'Queers Through the Years' is the section curated by Molly Saxby. Marsha P Johnson was a black transgender woman living in New Yorks Greenwich Village from 1966 to 1992. Marsha has been remembered for her pioneering and honourable work within the LGBTQ+ community, particularly during the Stonewall Riots. Who was Marsha P Johnson? At birth, Marsha was assigned a […]

today20th October 2021