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Sweet Symphony

This year the London Gay Symphony Orchestra celebrate 21 years together.They are one of only a handful of gay orchestras around the world and as they warm up for a big anniversary concert, Winq finds out what this class act are all about

Back in 1996 a small group of friends with a passion for classical music came together and formed the London Gay Symphony Orchestra (LGSO). Ever since they have provided musically minded LGBT+ folk with a place to practise, a chance to show off their skills during live concerts, and an opportunity to socialise with other LGBT+ people, all in a supportive environment free from the fear of prejudice. The orchestra’s chairman, Peter Reynolds, has been with the LGSO for 13 of those years, having joined a year or so out of university in 2004. Originally from South Hertfordshire, near London, he went to university in the South West and initially saw the orchestra as a good way to meet new people. dissipate after uni, and when I came back I didn’t have a huge friendship base in London anymore,“ he explains.

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The latest issue of the newly relaunched Winq magazine features an exclusive interview with Sherlock star Andrew Scott on his electrifying Hamlet and exploring his own inner darkness. There are also interviews with arist Grayson Perry and motorsport’s only gay racing driver, Danny Watts. We travel to Thailand and Rotterdam, get the background on the horrific abuse in Chechnya and ask if the pink pound can advance equality around the developing world. Packed with insightful commentary from a newly expanded panel of columnists, Winq is the journal for gay men by Attitude.
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