GFEST gets going

Expect to see rainbow flags, blown-up condoms and tickertape lining the London streets this month, as Gaywise FESTival (GFEST) 2010 has got underway, with events starting on November 8th.

A launch reception for the fiesta - recognised as the city's premiere lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender festival - was held this week, attended by MPs David Lammy and Margot James, equalities minister Lynne Featherstone and Jude Kelly, artistic director with the South Bank Centre.

Some key happenings to keep an eye out for between now and November 21st - the date the party comes to an end - include November 16th's debate at the Victoria and Albert Museum and GFEST 2010 film showings between the 11th and 13th.

Other goings-on include gigs such as The 15 Minutes of SAME-SEX Kiss at Westminster Reference Library and cabaret performance 40 Years A Queen from Peter Scott-Presland, featuring live entertainment featuring satire, songs and personal revelations.