Apr 2015 - Sam Jackson - Beautiful Thing

2 April 2015 by Pure Radio

Beautiful Thing is a story of young love, between two men on a rundown council estate.

Living with his single mum, Jamie finds himself infatuated with his next door neighbour and classmate, Ste. One night, Ste is beaten up so badly by his father, Jamie’s mother takes him in. From there, their romance begins.

It will be at The Lowry this month. Jamie will be played by Sam Jackson – as seen on Channel 4’s Skins and Drifters.

Sam told Under the Rainbow that social attitudes have changed massively towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people – since the play premiered in 1993.

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May 2014 - Heather Peace

29 May 2014 by Pure Radio

Actress and singer Heather Peace is known for her television roles in Lip Service, Emmerdale, Coronation Street and Waterloo Road.

In 2012, she released her first album – Fairytales. Next month, she’s hoping her second album The Thin Line will get a good reception.

She’s also a patron of Manchester Pride – the annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community festival.

When Heather spoke to Pure’s Sara, she explained that she feels such events are still important.

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Jul 2013 - Homophobia in Football - John Leech

11 July 2013 by Pure Radio

Manchester Withington MP, Liberal Democrat John Leech has recently asked questions in parliament about the problem of homophobia in football.

Last week he had a meeting with the Football Association about what they’re doing to tackle discrimination.

John Leech told Under the Rainbow that the FA are working towards making the game less hostile to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans players and fans – but there’s still more to be done.

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Under the Rainbow - 23rd Feb 2012

23 February 2012 by Pure Radio

Thursday 23rd Feb 2012: The lifestyle guide for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans community in Stockport. Under the Rainbow keeps you updated with everything going on in the borough and beyond. Listen for details of local groups, unmissable gigs, the latest news and have a laugh with our quiz. Also this week – Withington MP John Leech will be talking about the campaign to pardon mathematician Alan Turing.

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Feb 2012 - The Campaign To Pardon Alan Turing

23 February 2012 by Pure Radio

Mathematician Alan Turing was instrumental in cracking the Nazi’s secret code during the Second World War, as well as being a pioneer in the field of computing.

After being convicted for being homosexual, he was made to undergo chemical castration. He committed suicide shortly after, in 1954.

This year marks one hundred years since his birth. And a number of people are asking the government to pardon Alan.

Part of the campaign is Withington MP, John Leech. He spoke to Under the Rainbow.

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