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Published on 9 Aug 2017

A dog walker and groomer from Brighton has won Mr. Gay Europe. 
Matt Rood, named Mr. Gay England after a nationwide contest, competed against other national winners over 5 days in stockholm sweden. 

Mr Rood won the social media challenge and the my project challenge, coming second in the preliminary interview, the photo challenge and the sports challenge, third in the written test and fourth in the online vote.

He won the contest with a total score of 845 out of maximum of 1200.

And he dropped into our studio after his return home to speak with Latest TV’s Andrew Kay






Published on 10 Feb 2017

Beyond The Rainbow, S2E4


Published on 7 Feb 2017

Latest LGBT+ TV’s Sophie Cook looks at the Into the outside: the next generation – youth LGBTQ history project

Published on 3 Feb 2017

Here it is, the speech were Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is accused of claiming that it’s a choice to be gay.

Latest LGBT+ TV’s Sophie Cook interviewed Mr Corbyn exclusively after the speech, here’s the interview and speech in full.


Published on 3 Feb 2017

Latest LGBT+ TV’s Sophie Cook talks to Billie Lewis about the preparations for Brighton’s B Right On Festival



Published on 2 Feb 2017

Beyond The Rainbow, S2E3



Published on 31 Jan 2017

A look behind the scenes at the filming of Sophie Cook’s new show – Beyond the Rainbow

Sophie Cook Talks

About Sophie


TV presenter, writer, speaker and Head of Latest LGBT+ TV – the UK’s first LGBT TV channel.

Ex-RAF, motorbike racer, newspaper editor, Premier League football and rock photographer, self harm and suicide survivor and transgender.

Sophie Cook - Head of Latest LGBT+ TV

Sophie Cook – Head of Latest LGBT+ TV

Despite all of this I lived my life in fear, of loss, of failure, of success, of being sad, of being happy, of myself, of being outed, of being loved.

Because of these fears, no matter how hard I pushed myself to succeed subconsciously I would self sabotage and stop myself from reaching my full potential.

Now I talk about these fears and how I overcame them to be true to and, finally, start loving myself.

From my childhood memories of being transgender to post traumatic stress after an incident when serving in the Royal Air Force and a lifetime of pain and fear before finally coming out as transgender in the masculine world of Premier League football.

I discuss the fear of change and how we can reframe our experience of fear to enable us to reach our potential, lessons I learnt on the painful road through loss to my ultimate redemption.

My aim is to speak to as many groups as possible, small or large, throughout the UK and beyond helping people to overcome fear and reach their full potential.

Regularly speaking on overcoming fear in life and business, diversity and inclusion, LGBT issues and sports.

I am available to speak to corporate and business events, charities or community groups and I’m available as an after dinner speaker.

To find out more please contact me

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