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Proud Trust launch building appeal

Fundraising appeal to kickstart the rebuild of the Manchester LGBT Centre

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Published on: Fri, 3 Feb 2017

Midland Hotel for Pride Spring Benefit

Liberty X to perform at Manchesters lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender charitys annual gala fundraiser dinner

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Published on: Fri, 3 Feb 2017

Burnley battleground for gay and lesbian rights

Two new plays about Burnley, the forgotten battleground for gay and lesbian rights

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Published on: Thu, 2 Feb 2017

Ping Pong and Balloons at G-A-Y

Show off your table tennis skills and win £100 too at G-A-Y

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Published on: Sat, 28 Jan 2017

The Fight for LGBT+ Rights

An important LGBT exhibition opens soon at The Peoples History Museum

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Published on: Sat, 28 Jan 2017

Manchester Pride announce 2017 acts

Manchester Pride announces 3 top female voices for this year festival

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Published on: Wed, 25 Jan 2017

Naked Boys Reading returns to Manchester area

Naked Boys Reading bring you a special evening of naked boys and literature

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Published on: Wed, 25 Jan 2017

Transgender community over the last five decades by Christine Burns

A comprehensive account of the milestone events which shaped the transgender community over the last five decades.

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Published on: Tue, 24 Jan 2017

Steele Promotions events for Canal St

Read for more information about 3 forthcoming events coming to the village soon

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Published on: Tue, 24 Jan 2017

Queer revue at Band on the Wall

Get your tickets now for this Queer Contact Festival special

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Published on: Tue, 24 Jan 2017

For fans of Judy Garland

Queer contact present FK Alexander (I Could Go On Singing) Over The Rainbow

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Published on: Sun, 22 Jan 2017

Gay Gordons celebrate 10 years

The original Scottish Country Dancing and Ceilidhs for the Manchester LGBT Community and their friends

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Published on: Sun, 22 Jan 2017

Raven and Jujubee for Holy Trannity

Stars of season 2 Ru Pauls Drag Race Raven and JuJubee perform live at AXM

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Published on: Sat, 21 Jan 2017

Luvd up at Qwerk

Qwerk Gets LuvdUp with another great DJ line up

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Published on: Fri, 20 Jan 2017

Manchester Stages its next Radical Act

Wonder Women is the artistic response of the birth city of the suffragette movement led by its cultural institutions

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Published on: Fri, 20 Jan 2017

Pop Curious announce more dates

Girl Power and the Pet Shop Boys are the chosen artists for 2 more Pop Curious classic club nights

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Published on: Thu, 19 Jan 2017

Stonewall announce the top 100 LGBT employers

The Top 100 Employers list, is created by lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) equality charity Stonewall

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Published on: Wed, 18 Jan 2017

Sick Festival 2017

SICK tackles issues that are of deep importance to us as individuals and to society as a whole

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Published on: Tue, 17 Jan 2017

Gay icon Belinda plays Manchester

Belinda Carlisle has announced a major tour inc a date at Manchester Academy in Oct

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Published on: Tue, 17 Jan 2017

Bear Club is back for 2017

Club Alter Ego is the venue for the return of Bear Club for 2017

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Published on: Sat, 14 Jan 2017

Big Scrum date announced

The Big Scrum returns after a short break to recover from the New Year & festive goings on

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Published on: Sat, 14 Jan 2017

Sinitta is coming to get you

After much teasing and hints, hints, hints we are VERY happy to announce that SINITTA will be our very special guest

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Published on: Fri, 13 Jan 2017

Yank to open in Manchester

A moving gay love story set in World War Two

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Published on: Thu, 12 Jan 2017

Manchester airport spreads its wings

Manchester Airport, the UKs third largest, is joining forces with Birmingham Pride

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Published on: Thu, 12 Jan 2017

Canal St helps Community Centre in Burnley

Misty Chance a friends help out Burnley group in need

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Published on: Wed, 11 Jan 2017

Jock returns with a Feb date

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Published on: Wed, 11 Jan 2017

Late night Thursdays at The Whitworth

Series of events to mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales

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Published on: Wed, 11 Jan 2017

Local couple to star in Kelloggs ad

A Bury couple have been selected to star in Corn Flakes TV advert

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Published on: Mon, 9 Jan 2017

Dancing, a comedy set in a Manchester gay house-share

A dancer, a dog, a drag queen and a porn star - the ingredients for a wildly funny new play opening March 2017

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Published on: Mon, 9 Jan 2017

Bollox opens Queer Contact Festival

Clench your fist and get the hankies out for this sad power ballad disco

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Published on: Sun, 8 Jan 2017

Pitch to enrich 2017

For people who have a small business start up, social enterprise, a good cause, a charity, or a creative venture.

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Published on: Fri, 6 Jan 2017

Chris Massey for Supernature

Supernature residents Rob Jones, James Greenwood,and Richie Vinyl are joined on the decks by Chris Massey

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Published on: Fri, 6 Jan 2017

Mothers Ruin at Queer Contact

An anarchic night of queer comedy mayhem. Avant-garde punk cabaret band SlapPer and so much more

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Published on: Thu, 5 Jan 2017

Date announced for Sparkle Ball 2017

Mercure Hotel is the new venue for this years Sparkle Call in July

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Published on: Wed, 4 Jan 2017

Tributes for Julie Frank

Retired WP Sergeant Julie Frank receives dozens of plaudits as an LGBT pioneer

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Published on: Wed, 4 Jan 2017

Cha Cha Disney - The sequel

Resident DJ DANNY OLSSON-LANE will be waffing his wand over the decks for Disney Cha Cha

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Published on: Wed, 4 Jan 2017

Get running with Manchester Frontrunners

Manchester Frontrunners, are putting on a couch to 5km programme from February 4th for 8 weeks.

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Published on: Wed, 4 Jan 2017

Gay agenda live returns

Rylan Cavell joins other panelists for an irreverant style and vocal opinions

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Published on: Wed, 4 Jan 2017

Jon Pleased Wimmin returns for Qwerk

DJs are tasked with discovering new musical gems that fit their desired vibe

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Published on: Wed, 4 Jan 2017

Club Feminista March date

From Yazoo to Yazz be part of the crowd who attend and help build the playlist for their events

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Published on: Fri, 30 Dec 2016

Improve your swimming in 2017

2017 is the year for you to finally improve your swimming with Northern Wave

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Published on: Thu, 29 Dec 2016

Queer Comedy at Contact

Hosted by Jonathan Mayor

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Published on: Sat, 24 Dec 2016

Mysterious Girl Toyah talks to Drew Tosh

There is a mindset when it comes to competitive combat and I think I might have that

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Published on: Wed, 21 Dec 2016

Manchester Drag Symposium

Day of presentations, discussions, interventions and provocations

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Published on: Wed, 21 Dec 2016

Vengaboys live at O2 Ritz Manchester

Yes,yes,yes,yes The Vengaboys are live in Manchester in April

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Published on: Wed, 21 Dec 2016

Another record year for Manchester Pride

Charity and Festival organisers announce £149k for LGBT and HIV causes

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Published on: Wed, 21 Dec 2016

Liverpool Pride announce 2017 date

July dates are confirmed for the 8th Pride event in Liverpool

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Published on: Thu, 15 Dec 2016

Dionisos - a new venue for the village

Opening this weekend, we say hello to new greek neighbours with Dionisos on Chorlton St

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Published on: Thu, 15 Dec 2016

Cruz 101 and Aftershock

This year they are pushing themselves to throw you the biggest party so far, upstairs and down

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Published on: Sat, 10 Dec 2016

Celebrate NY with Vanilla

Its Black and Gold all the way at Vanilla

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Published on: Sat, 10 Dec 2016

Outspoken for Queer Contact

Dean Atta, Paula Varjack, Gerry Potter and Maya Chowdhury join Adam Lowe at The Central Library

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Published on: Sat, 10 Dec 2016

Join Tribeca for NYE

Kelly Wilde joins DJs Selbi and Stacy B to usher in 2017 at Tribeca

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Published on: Sat, 10 Dec 2016

Major refurb for Club Tropicana

Plenty of glitter, contrasted against modern design ideas

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Published on: Sat, 10 Dec 2016

Join Sharon Needles this NY

See the New Year in with Holy Trannity UK Hosting RuPauls DragRace Stars, One Big Party with a SHARON NEEDLES

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Published on: Wed, 7 Dec 2016

Pop Queens at Cruz 101

Oops they did it again without changing a thing at Cruz 101

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Published on: Wed, 7 Dec 2016

Via for Boxing Day and NY

Here are details of the plans for Boxing Day and NYE at Canal St fav Via

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Published on: Tue, 6 Dec 2016

New season announced for Oldham Coliseum

Oldham Coliseum Theatre announces its Spring-Summer 2017 season

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Published on: Tue, 6 Dec 2016

Join Handsome this NYE

Homo house night Handsome is in its adopted home Manchester to say goodbye to 2016 with its soundtrack of NYC / New Jersey proper house.

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Published on: Tue, 6 Dec 2016

Final 2016 markets for Eccles and NQ

With a series of successful market events through 2016 Makers Market announce the last dates of the year

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Published on: Fri, 2 Dec 2016

Vanilla finally comes of age

With the landmark 18th birthday looming we caught up with founder Steph Kay

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Published on: Fri, 2 Dec 2016

Le Gateau Chocolat in Black

A story of his hopes, his fears and his battle with depression

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Published on: Fri, 2 Dec 2016

Sherrie Hewson chats to Canal St Online

Sherrie Hewson talks Mrs Slocombe, her Temple Savage struts and much more ahead of her Manchester appearance in Aladdin

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Published on: Thu, 1 Dec 2016

Busy time for the Sisters

Check out the Manchester Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and their busy schedule

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Published on: Wed, 30 Nov 2016

Transgender performance at Queer Contact

Trans Creative present a programme of events for Queer Contact 2017

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Published on: Wed, 30 Nov 2016

Festive Cha Cha

Celebrate a Christmas Carol with Cha Cha Boudoir

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Published on: Wed, 30 Nov 2016

Sweet Charity at Royal Exchange

Conceived, Staged and Choreographed by Bob Fosse, this classic show opens shortly at the Royal Exchange

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Published on: Mon, 28 Nov 2016

Bandit Mugger and Thief reopens

Happy news for fans of Bandit Mugger and thief on Canal St

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Published on: Mon, 28 Nov 2016

Never going underground

Remembering Section 28, an infamous piece of legislation that forbade the promotion of homosexuality

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Published on: Fri, 25 Nov 2016

Join interactive Home Alone

Make a Scene present their latest interactive sing a long film at Texture

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Published on: Wed, 23 Nov 2016

Bollox celebrates Kate Bush

Wuthering Nights Kate Bush Disco this Fri with Bollox

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Published on: Wed, 23 Nov 2016

Open Mic night at Kiki

Brenda Le Beau hosts the very first Open Mic Night at Canal Streets Kiki

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Published on: Tue, 22 Nov 2016

Queer Contact 2017 launches

Wall to wall Prince, FK Alexander, David Hoyle and a new show from Kate o Donnell

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Published on: Tue, 22 Nov 2016

World Aids Day message

As we approach 1st Decemeber, Joint Chief Executive of George House Trust, Rosie Robinson reflects

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Published on: Tue, 22 Nov 2016

Qwerk December event

Gordon John returns for the Xmas event at Sub101 for a festive Qwerk

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Published on: Mon, 21 Nov 2016

Boxing Day Mint

Dance all that Turkey off at the Boxing Day Supermint

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Published on: Mon, 21 Nov 2016

Village Barbers opens on Bloom St

Inspired by the gents of the roaring 20s, Village Barbers is now open on Bloom St

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Published on: Mon, 21 Nov 2016

Final Supernature on Sunday for 2016

Ste Vee Hylo, Neil Craven and Nigel Lloyd Bevan join resident DJs for the last event this year

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Published on: Fri, 18 Nov 2016

Festive Queer Revue

Another hugely diverse line up of artists come together for this festive cabaret romp

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Published on: Fri, 18 Nov 2016

Yule be sorry at Home

Bourgeois & Maurice and Jonny Woo join our own David Hoyle for this festive frolic

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Published on: Wed, 16 Nov 2016

Mothers Ruin at Contact

Bearded drag lady Timberlina hosts another great, festive line up at the Contact Theatre

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Published on: Mon, 14 Nov 2016

WAD events

LGBT foundation has arranged a series of events around World Aids Day

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Published on: Mon, 14 Nov 2016

Final Britpop Curious for 2016

Facemasks, Sweets and great djs line up for Britpop Curious

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Published on: Sat, 12 Nov 2016

Queer Media Festival reviewed

Our Chris Park looks back at Jamie Starboiskys Queer Media Festival success recently at Home

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Published on: Fri, 11 Nov 2016

Alison Limerick live in the village

Jo Samuels joins Dance Diva Alison Limerick at Tribeca for Club Feminista

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Published on: Fri, 11 Nov 2016

Breakfast show couple put to the test

Our Drew Tosh caught up with Chris and Emma to talk nights out, flirting and, of course, music.

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Published on: Fri, 11 Nov 2016

Xmas lights for Gay Village

Many of the village venues are joining together to light up the area for the festive period

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Published on: Fri, 11 Nov 2016

End of the world party

Whatever your view on recent events we all love a good ol party

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Published on: Thu, 10 Nov 2016

Pen:Chant feat Laurie Bolger and Bethlehem Casuals

Pen:Chant will play host to another sterling line up of local, national and international comedy

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Published on: Wed, 9 Nov 2016

DRAG-TECH The Convention 2017

With 2 stages this is the Most RuPauls DragRace Girls under one roof in the UK EVER.

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Published on: Tue, 8 Nov 2016

Pink Picnic returns for 2017

Pink Picnic organisers encourage community cohesion whilst promoting equality and acceptance

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Published on: Fri, 4 Nov 2016

LGBT life in Britain

BBC Four, is making a new two part BBC series looking at LGBT+ life in Britain from 1967 to present. Get involved

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Published on: Fri, 4 Nov 2016

Strike a pose with Born UK

Join Tracey Gibbs and Born Uk at Via this December

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Published on: Fri, 4 Nov 2016

We chat to artist Rachel Maclean

For me it is exciting. Technology that is available on a home computer is more than even 10 years ago. Kids do workshops now for green screen

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Published on: Thu, 3 Nov 2016

Miss Thunderpussy at Via

Following the hugely successful re launch last weekend Via has lined up an array of cabaret star names for you

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Published on: Wed, 2 Nov 2016

Triple markets for Makers

Artisan traders line up for 3 seperate Makers Market in Eccles, Spinningfields and NQ

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Published on: Tue, 1 Nov 2016

Whitney tribute at On Bar

The UK premier Whitney tribute Ikenna Amaechi brings her full show to On Bar this Xmas

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Published on: Tue, 1 Nov 2016

Paul Middleton joins Pre HiBEARnation

Singer Paul Middleton joins the party for Pre hibernation for Manbears

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Published on: Sat, 29 Oct 2016

Hacienda House Orchestra and more

We review the Hacienda House Orchestra cd and revisit our Graeme Park interview

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Published on: Sat, 29 Oct 2016

Brutes at Home

Having burst onto the scene earlier in the year, a new exhibition of Brutes opens at Home

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Published on: Sat, 29 Oct 2016

We are all Handsome in Nov

Dj legend Giles Smith joins the Handsome team to celebrate the best in House

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Published on: Sat, 29 Oct 2016