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#Events: @BarWot Feat LGBT Underground – 05/01/16 #UK

Join us for the first freshest BAR WOTEVER of 2016! In collaboration with LGBT UNDERGROUND! Taking place at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern on Tuesday 5th January 2015.

Lineup for the night includes Miss Cairo, Mysti Vine and DJ Pandemic on the decks. Along with live performances from Deanz, Nims and SJ Soulist. Not forgetting community news and two Open Mic slots which are up for grabs! First come first served, sign up from 7pm when doors open.

Open Mic performers get max 10 minutes on stage. We do not tolerate Homo/ Transphobia or Racism in any shape or form. If you create a mess – you clean it up!
Our photographer might get some pictures of you – let us know if this is ok or not.

Check out the Facebook event page here – www.facebook.com/events/150598958633989/

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Doors: from 7pm Stage program from 8.30pm – 10.30pmish.
Then DJs play until we close at Midnight
Entry: £5 / £3


Bar Wotever
Royal Queer Variety Show
Tuesdays at RVT
We work with some of the best LGBT & Queer Performers in London, UK and worldwide. As well as encouraging newcomers and beginners with great attitude. We also champion a big group of Residentials at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern.

Performers who are invited (or invite themselves when we forget ;)) to our stage time after time, just because we totally adore them and their craft. Every event also includes Community News for and with our London LGBT & Queer Community.
Live Music, Cabaret, Talks, Films and Spoken Word, we do it all!
This is a night for friendly and open minded people who know how to pay attention.


 

Full Wotever World eventslist at:

Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/WoteverWorldLtd
Web – www.woteverworld.com

***Accessibility Info:***
The RVT has flat across and we can accommodate wheelchairs on the lower tables with uninterrupted sight lines to the stage. We endure no strobes and minimise flashing lights at the RVT.
There is no wheelchair access to the stage. There are 4 steps at the front and four into the dressing room. There are toilet cubicles that can be accessed without steps, however there are no wheelchair accessible toilets at the venue. Nearest one is by Vauxhall bus station.

We are working to improve accessibility to all our events. If you are able to assist in ensuring all of our diverse audience is accommodated please contact admin@rvt.org.uk // woteverworld@gmail.com

#ShortSeries: #TheBlackLesbianHandbook #USA *4oD

The second series Channel 4’s “The Black Lesbian Handbook” was shot during this years Atlanta Black Gay Pride. Consisting of 6 episodes, this series visits the no holds barred US LGBT scene and covers the following topics.

TBLH

1. Pulling (vb.): attracting a person you desire

2. Celesbian (n.): lesbian famous in the LGBT community

3. Hersband (n.): woman who adopts the masculine role in a lesbian marriage

4. Pride (n.): sense of your own dignity and value

5. Transgender (adj.): gender identity differs from that assigned at birth

6. White Piece (n.): white partner of a black lesbian

Check out the complete series via the following link – www.channel4.com/programmes/the-black-lesbian-handbook

Our resident presenter/Host and Special events Co-Ordinator Nims featured in the series and gave us the lowdown on her experience. Read our aftermath interview with her below.

Q1 – So the handbook looked like a lot of fun, was filming at Atlanta Pride what you expected or were there any suprises?

Nims – Fun doesn’t even come close to describing my Atlanta Black Pride experience. Let’s say I felt like one of the lucky golden ticket holders from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 😂😂 Now this was not my first time in the US but it was surprising to see how receptive they were to having a film crew filming them. Seems as if once again our American brothers and sisters are just that little bit more liberal than us and don’t mind being on camera. Also I take my hats off to the US femmes….jheeze. Now we all know Nims loves her a stud, but the femmes really dressed to impress. It was a beautiful sight I tell ya.

Q2 – If you could have brought one aspect of your trip back home with you, what would it be?

Nims – Now this one is hard. There’s so much I would bring back over here, narrowing it down to 3 is the best I can do!
1: Their openness
2: Their success (there were a lot of successful lesbians who own their own businesses)
3:  Big BOOTY strippers 🙈❤ (I kid you not…. I don’t know what they are eating).

Q3 – What parts of ATL would you recommend to a first time visitor wanting to explore the scene?

Nims – For a first timer in Atlanta, for Pride I’d say don’t limit yourself to just LGBT events. Venture out maybe check out “Six Flags” amusement park, and definitely go to “Hooters“. Oh Hooters. There are plenty of comedy clubs to check out such as “Kia Comedy” which hosts a weekly comedy set. Clubs like “Phaze One” that offer open mic sets for up and coming artists. Our very own Deanz was one of the performers there during Pride.

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Q4 – Has your trip changed your point of view on any of the ‘usual’ rules that apply on the UK LGBT scene?

Nims – Oh most definitely. We as a community need to let go and be free and come together as one. Drop the labels and the judgment. Studs on studs, femmes and femmes, are we not all lesbians? And shout out to all my trans brothers and sisters..

Q5 – Describe your ATL experience in 3 words.

Nims – TAKE ME BACK!

#Events: Attention UK!! Sweet Heat Miami 2016 – @SweetHeatMiami @Ms_Curvaceous11

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Attention London UK!! Sweet Heat Miami (Miami’s annual Pride for women) has teamed up with LGBT Underground to make international travel for our UK friends that much easier and simpler. Join us for #SweetHeatMiami2016

Book early to avoid disappointment!!

Prices are as follows – $3200 (for 2 people)

  • 2 Round trip flights to Miami, FL
  • Stay in South Beach from May 11th – May 17th 2016
  • Hotel accommodation

( 7 days, 6 nights – Standard room: Choice of 1 king or 2 double beds)​

Hotel Marseilles, South Beach

1741 Collins Avenue

Miami Beach, FL 33139

  • 2 Sweet Heat Supreme Passes

Gain Access to every event day and night INCLUDING the Yacht Party.

  • 2 Shuttle Passes

Ride the shuttle to and from events not located on the beach.

  • 2 VIP Gift Bags
  • 2 Sweet Heat Miami Collectors T Shirts

*Rates are based on double occupancy only. Contact LGBT Underground Special Events Co-ordinator Nims – who will be your local Sweet Heat Miami affiliate – to book you packages TODAY.

Email Nims at – sweetheatmiamiuk@gmail.com

Check out the video from last year below

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/136510421]

Want to know more about Sweet Heat Miami?

Please visit – www.sweetheatmiami.com

Facebook – www.facebook.com/sweetheatmiami

Twitter – @sweetheatmiami

Instagram – @sweetheatmiami

#CrowdFunding: “Help Raise Funds for #LesbianCouple”

Hey LGBT Underground family, i got a serious issue to address and i need to ask for all your help, please read below and show your love and support to two beautiful souls, their story below….. 

 

A black lesbian couple from London have taken to Crowdfunding on Indiegogo and social media to desperately raise much needed funds to secure their council flat under the governments right to buy scheme.

Although the property is being offered to them at a huge discount the property value is so high that they are still unable to secure a mortgage for the amount needed to purchase the 2 bedroom Warner flat in Walthamstow, London E17.

The couple are both in their thirties educated to degree level, work for the NHS and have a joint income of £58,000 per a year. One of them is also self employed working on a market stall and also runs a successful monthly Poetry LGBT Open Mic Night in East London.

 

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/126739908]

The mortgage lenders have reduced lending by placing heavy restrictions on borrowing so the conservative government offering the right to buy scheme to prospective social housing tenants is a false economy in their opinion. In London in particular the £102,000 discount available will not make any difference to those hard working people trying to get a step on to the property ladder.

The two people in question are both ex benefit claimants who have worked tirelessly to change and improve their lives over the past 8 years.

This is a story of two hard working people in love trying to secure a future for their 13 year old daughter against all the odds. They are currently trying to raise £28,000 to realise their dream.

Please can you help them by sharing their story and or making a donation on the Indiegogo website (details below)

For each person who donates £500 the couple are offering in return a cooked meal in their home.

Please Click Here