LGBT London: what venue closures mean for the capital's future

LGBT London: what venue closures mean for the capital's future


London has lost many LGBT venues in recent years as rents skyrocket and property development accelerates. But with the mayor’s ‘night tsar’ and new spaces emerging, there are signs of revival for the capital’s queer nightlife

By Day This Man Is A Political Adviser, By Night He's A Drag Queen

By Day This Man Is A Political Adviser, By Night He's A Drag Queen


How does someone become both a high-ranking adviser to the Scottish National Party and one of London’s best-loved drag queens? Here, Nathan Sparling tells BuzzFeed News the outrageous and heartbreaking truth behind his double life.

WH Smith boss opens up about mental health, coming out and the retailer's 225-year anniversary in first ever interview

WH Smith boss opens up about mental health, coming out and the retailer's 225-year anniversary in first ever interview


"I am publicity phobic" Steve Clarke announces, laughing nervously and squirming at the sound of the dictaphone being turned on.

Housing leaders recognised in New Year honours list

Housing leaders recognised in New Year honours list


Five current and former chief executives receive OBEs in the 2017 honours list
Matt Skallerud's insight:

Bob Green, chief executive officer of Stonewall Housing services, has been awarded an OBE for services to LGBT communities.

Lloyd's of London's Inga Beale made a dame in New Year honours list

Lloyd's of London's Inga Beale made a dame in New Year honours list


Beale, Lloyd’s first female boss, recognised along with Mumsnet’s Justine Roberts and designer Anya Hindmarch, who get CBEs

Bumble invests in gay dating app Chappy

Bumble invests in gay dating app Chappy


Bumble, the dating app that puts women in the driver’s seat, has today announced that it is leading a seed round investment in gay dating app Chappy.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

Chappy is a gay dating app based in the UK. The app lets users choose what they’re looking for and when, offering a sliding scale within the app that ranges from “Don’t Mind” to “Mr. Right” to “Mr. Right Now.”

Attitude and Winq magazine editorial teams to merge: Matt Cain appointed editor-in-chief

Attitude and Winq magazine editorial teams to merge: Matt Cain appointed editor-in-chief


Darren Styles, the managing director of Stream Publishing, today announced that the Attitude and Winq magazine editorial teams are to merge, with Matt Cain appointed editor-in-chief of both titles. Cain will also act as a spokesperson for the brands across all media.

In photos: PinkNews Awards 2016

In photos: PinkNews Awards 2016


Check out the photos from last week's fourth annual PinkNews Awards below.
Matt Skallerud's insight:

The PinkNews Awards celebrate the contributions of politicians, businesses and community groups towards what has been another historic year for LGBT equality in the UK and around the world.

England’s ‘queer history’ celebrated with LGBT landmarks

England’s ‘queer history’ celebrated with LGBT landmarks


Six LGBT landmarks across England have been given special status to celebrate the country's "queer history".