- The Lesbian Lives Conference returns to Brighton - Professor Kath Browne and Lorenza Ipollito are in with your cut out and keep guide
- Ellis Collins on the very welcome return of Have A Word
- We hear from Reverb’s very own Melita Dennett ahead of her talk later this week on all things Section 28, and the early days of Pride in Brighton and Hove
- we hear from Brighton Festival’s guest director Kate Tempest on what’s ahead for 2017
- and psychosexual counsellor Karen Doherty
- Ema Boswood, new to the Marlborough Theatre’s Marketing team, joins us to look ahead over coming weeks at the Marly
- Cameryn Moore’s SMUT SLAM comes to Caffe Moksha
- And continuing our theatrical bent - and our look at LGBT History month - Alison Child will be in to discuss Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney - and how did two such important women become erased from history?
Welcome to February and LGBT History Month - and with it, Brighton’s first B Right On festival. We’ve a run down of the first batch of events and bio drag queen Stella Pint - aka Ali Hendry-Ballard - is in to talk about the event she’s compering, and why LGBT History Month matters
- Latest TV’s Sophie Cook is in for her first Out In Brighton visit - we’ll be talking about her experiences in premiership football, and the big plans she’s got for boosting LGBTQ visibility on screen
- And our soundtrack through the hour will be provided by the frankly brilliant Frankie Furlow, live in session
If you’ve made it this far in Dry January, I salute you - or if it’s all caught up with you and you’re riddled with cold (as I am) - I salute you, too. This week, we’ll be hearing from the Latest TV’s creative director Andrew Kay, who’s in with exciting news about what the channel is planning in terms of LGBTQ coverage. We’ll also be looking at his writing career and having a bit of a general purpose gossip
There’s a stellar line up coming to the Komedia on the 29th with Broken Biscuits featuring Joanne Neary, Mr B the gentleman rhymer and our very own Lorraine Bowen - event organiser Idle Eye will be in to tell all
And it’s nearly time for the B Right On festival to celebrate LGBT History Month in February - Billie Lewis will be here, and to round you up to the celebration show!
It’s our first show of 2017, and as we merrily wash our hands of the last year, there’s plenty to look forwards to in the year ahead:-
- Brighton is getting its first LGBT History Month festival - Billie Lewis of the Community Safety Forum give us the lowdown on the B Right On festival. Get your diary out!
- And keep your diary out as Roni Guetta of Traumfrau will be in with the rundown of the events they’re planning over coming months, including the return of the Lesbian Lives conference to Brighton and plans for International Women's Day
- And we’re joined by Out In Brighton sponsor Brian Warren of Quick HR to hear about what they do - and why...
We look back at the highs - and undeniable lows - of 2016 with Rory Finn, Sussex LGBT Liaison and Trans Can Sport activist, and James Ledward, editor of G Scene Magazine and photographer at large. And we salute the work of Billie Lewis, Jo Rowland-Stuart, Professor Kath Browne, Paul Kemp, Dulcie Weaver, Aaron Lawrence aka Spice, and remembering Gonul Zeki and Chris Cooke too.
- Shock news of the threatened closure of the Sussex Beacon in what will be its 25th year of operation - Simon Dowe and Jason Warriner discuss possible
- The divine David Sheppeard of the Marlborough pub and theatre looks back on a vintage year for the Marly, and tells us how you can sign up as a Marly mate
- Brighton Bear Weekend’s Graham Munday on their Camelford Christmas Quiz and a look ahead to 2017
- And the return of Brighton’s drag king night Kingdom - Rosie Blackwell-Sutton gives us the low down, joined by George Michelle and Max Legroom
- In the week of World Aids Day, we mark this global event with exclusive excerpts from HIV Happy Hour’s special programme
- Jacob Engelberg of Eyes Wide Open Cinema talks about their special screening for WAD and looks forward over their programming for the next few months
- And Martin Chatfield, the presenter of the groundbreaking HIV Happy Hour - talks to us about the UK’s first regular radio show by and for those living with HIV
In this week’s show, we turn the whole thing over to Sound Women of Brighton - we’re celebrating Reverb’s female broadcasters, the voices from the LGBT spectrum that we get on air - and also marking and looking back at the work of Sound Women, the nationwide organisation for women working in audio - and asking what next for it?
We hear from Charlotte Petts, Lulu Baker, Kelly Westlake, Tracey Allen, Ellie Dobing and Melita Dennett