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    My Pride Playlist - Jonathan Blake

    My Pride Playlist - Jonathan Blake

    Steve Denyer is joined by HIV activist and one of the first people diagnosed with HIV in the UK, Jonathan Blake. 
     
    Jonathan shares the heart-breaking story of when he was diagnosed with HIV at a time when the virus was labelled a death sentence and what it was like to live with the virus throughout the height of the pandemic. 
     
    He explains how he became the inspiration for a character in the hit movie Pride. 
     
    He also discusses how far we’ve come in the treatment of HIV and what’s still left to achieve.


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    • 51 min
    My Pride Playlist - Paris Lees

    My Pride Playlist - Paris Lees

    Steve Denyer is joined by trailblazing trans journalist, author and presenter Paris Lees as she picks her Pride Playlist.
     
    Paris shares stories from her youth and the struggles she faced growing up trans, her take on the issues facing the trans community today and the climate emergency. 
     
    Her Pride Playlist picks range from 90s rave to Kelly Rowland to Sugababes!


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    • 58 min
    A World Cup For Us? Qatar 2022

    A World Cup For Us? Qatar 2022

    Join Christian Hewgill on Virgin Radio Pride for 'A World Cup For Us? Qatar 2022', an in-depth LGBTQ+ panel preview of this year’s men’s football World Cup and what it means for the community of LGBTQ+ football fans.
    Christian will be joined on the hour-long special by Chris Paouros from the LGBT+ Football Fan Group of Tottenham Hotspur ‘Proud Lillywhites’, football writer and journalist at The Athletic - Adam Crafton and chair of Sports Media LGBT+ - Jon Holmes.


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    • 48 min
    Quite A Queer Conversation - Vicki Blight and Rachel Shelley

    Quite A Queer Conversation - Vicki Blight and Rachel Shelley

    Virgin Radio presenter Vicki Blight sits down for Quite A Queer Conversation with actress Rachel Shelley, best know for playing Helena Peabody in the TV series ‘The L Word’.
     
    If you didn’t know; ‘The L Word’ follows the lives of a group of lesbian and bisexual women who live in West Hollywood, California. It ran from 2004 to 2008. 
     
    They chat about rolemodels, dating disasters, having children in a homosexual relationship and the future of the LGBTQ+ scene.


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    • 22 min
    Pride In Politics

    Pride In Politics

    News from Westminster is never far from the headlines, with political conversation part of the national discourse every day. Government policy, especially for those passionate about LGBT rights, is an important talking point for many people across the UK.
     
    Now, Calum Macdonald tells the story of LGBT men and women in the front and back benches. From the story of Maureen Colquhoun the first out lesbian in Parliament to Chris Smith, the first openly gay MP, the programme will explore how Pride In Politics has never been more important.


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    • 58 min
    Pride Inside

    Pride Inside

    This Summer was 50 years since the first London Pride event, these events are a chance to hit the streets, celebrate freedom and be a visible part of the LGBTQ+ community. But what’s it like when you want to be a part of Pride, but you can’t go outside, you’re far from free and often forgotten about by society?
     
    In a special programme on Virgin Radio Pride, Emma Goswell hears about the experiences of people who have lived and worked in prisons to explore how the principles of the first event are honoured in prisons in England and Wales in 2022. They’ll share what it’s like to hold and take part in Pride events, and how you can still celebrate being part of the LGBTQ+ community whilst doing time.


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    • 58 min

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Loved the interview, what a lovely, fascinating man! Where was the meeting Madonna story though..? 😌

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