Penguin Pride

16 June 2016 by Pure Radio

Publishers Penguin Random House have created a new book festival – Penguin Pride.

It celebrates books by lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans authors. With reading lists and interactive discussions, it hopes to introduce readers to new voices, and inspire the next generation of writers.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking to Zainab Juma, who is the Creative Manager for the Penguin Brand.

She said her favourite LGBT authors were James Baldwin and Stockport’s Christopher Isherwood.

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Chemsex

17 March 2016 by Pure Radio

Meth, Mep and G are the names of illegal drugs also known as chems.

Under the Rainbow has been hearing more about them from Jawad Mahboob – who is the Health and Wellbeing Coordinator at the LGBT Foundation.

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Dec 2015 - Freedom To Donate

3 December 2015 by Pure Radio

Blood donations help save many lives every year. Although over the past decade, donations have reduced by more than a third.

Current regulations restrict gay and bisexual men from giving blood.

Under the Rainbow has been chatting with Ethan Spibey, the founder of Freedom to Donate – who are campaigning for a change in the law.

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Nov 2013 - Community Book of Remembrance

21 November 2013 by Pure Radio

Yesterday was Transgender Day of Remembrance. It’s a time to remember those lost to transphobia.

There’ll be a candlelit vigil on Sunday in Manchester, and a opportunity to sign of the Community Book of Remembrance.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking to Andrew Gilliver from the Lesbian and Gay Foundation about the book.

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Sweet Baboo on Below Zero

5 May 2013 by Pure Radio

Lana chats with Sweet Baboo before his last gig on the UK leg of his Ships tour.

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