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BRITAIN: High Court Rules That Government Must Seek Parliament’s Approval To Leave European Union

The BBC reports: Parliament must vote on whether the UK can start the process of leaving the EU, the High Court has ruled. This means the government cannot trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – beginning formal exit-negotiations with the EU – on its own. Theresa May says the referendum – and existing ministerial powers – mean MPs do ...

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My Latest Pride Life Column: On “Hidden” Trump Voters

My latest column has been posted to the website of Britain’s Pride Life magazine, in which I discuss the blessedly final days of the presidential campaign, Trump’s threat to LGBT rights, and the theory that there are “hidden” Trump voters. Hit the link, kittens. DISCLOSURE: Pride Life is owned by the US company that also produces InterPride’s annual US pride ...

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SCOTLAND: Government Moves For “Automatic Pardon” For Gay Men Convicted Under Old Sodomy Laws

The BBC reports: The Scottish government is to move to pardon men who were convicted of same-sex offences before laws against homosexuality were scrapped. The UK government has announced plans for posthumous pardons for men who were convicted under laws now abolished. There was controversy after an SNP members’ bill on the topic was “talked out” at Westminster, with Theresa ...

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BRITAIN: UKIP Candidate Apologizes For Claiming That A “Homosexual Donkey” Raped His Horse [VIDEO]

UKIP led the Brexit campaign and is widely characterized as Britain’s version of the Tea Party. The Telegraph reports: A UKIP leadership candidate has apologised for claiming that a “homosexual donkey” tried to rape his horse in response to a question about whether some gay men prefer sex with animals. John Rees-Evans said the remark, which he made in 2014, ...

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Dead Or Alive’s Pete Burns Dies At Age 57

The Mirror reports: Pete Burns has died unexpectedly of a heart attack, his manager has confirmed. The star rose to fame in the 80s appeared in Celebrity Big Brother 4. In a statement on Twitter, Pete’s manager wrote: “It is with the greatest sadness that we have to break the tragic news that our beloved Pete Burns of (Dead Or ...

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BRITAIN: MPs Shout “SHAME!” As Tory Justice Minister Kills Bill To Pardon Gay Men Convicted Of Sodomy

The Sun reports: There was widespread anger in the House of Commons as the Government talked out the Turing bill, which would automatically pardon gay men convicted of now abolished sexual offences. MPs shouted ‘shame’ and ‘shameful’ as Justice Minister Sam Gyimah killed off SNP MP John Nicolson’s private members bill. The Government has announced plans for thousands of gay ...

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ALAN TURING LAW: Britain To Formally Pardon 65,000 Gay Men Convicted Under Sodomy Laws [VIDEO]

Last month the office of British Prime Minister Teresa May signaled that this would happen but gave no timeline. Today we get confirmation. The Guardian reports: Gay and bisexual men convicted of now-abolished sexual offences in England and Wales are to receive posthumous pardons, the government has announced. Thousands of living men convicted over consensual same-sex relationships will also be ...

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TRAILER: The Crown

People recaps: Royal fans, clear your schedules for Nov. 4. Why? That’s the date Netflix’s new historically-inspired, royally-inclined show, The Crown drops online. Though the next five weeks might be agonizing to wait through, PEOPLE can exclusively reveal a taste of the show in its first official trailer. The series follows Queen Elizabeth II’s – played by Claire Foy – ...

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BRITAIN: PM’s Office Commits To “Alan Turing Act” To Pardon Gay Men Convicted Under Old Indecency Laws

The Independent reports: Theresa May’s government is committed to introducing an ‘Alan Turing law’ and will, in due course, pardon thousands of gay men convicted under historic gross indecency crimes. Mr Turing, the Enigma code breaker responsible for decrypting Nazi messages, was granted a posthumous royal pardon in 2013 – 61 years after he was charged at the Manchester police ...

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UKIP MP: The Sun Causes The Tides, Not The Moon

Nobody ever accused the pro-Trump, pro-Brexit UKIP of being scientific geniuses. Business Insider reports: Douglas Carswell, UKIP’s sole MP, got into a bizarre Twitter argument about what causes tides. Carswell, who is renowned for being vocal online, decided to pick a fight on Monday night with someone who said, correctly, that the moon is mainly responsible for tidal movement. The ...

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Math Quiz: If 70% Of Men Are Married To A Woman As God Intended, What Are The Odds Teacher’s A Jerk?

Britain’s Bucks Free Press reports: A grammar school has been accused of handing out ‘homophobic’ work after a maths question sparked fury amongst parents and students. The shocking question, handed out by a school volunteer to a group of students at the all-boys Royal Grammar School, in High Wycombe, suggests only men and woman should get married “as God intended”. ...

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BRITAIN: Post-Brexit Travel Within European Union Likely To Require Visa Application And £40 Fee

The Independent reports: Families were warned of a possible £40 ‘holiday tax’ to travel to the EU as the price of Brexit, after a bombshell Government admission. Home Secretary Amber Rudd revealed that a Brussels scheme that would require permission to be granted – and a fee paid – before departure could be adopted, saying “We don’t rule it out.” ...

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BRITAIN: Labour MP Steps Down In Rent Boy Scandal

The BBC reports: Labour MP Keith Vaz has stepped down as chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee. It follows newspaper claims he paid for the services of two male sex workers. He said: “It is in the best interest of the Home Affairs Select Committee that its important work can be conducted without any distractions whatsoever. “I am genuinely ...

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Donald Trump: Soon They’ll Call Me Mr. Brexit

Says who? Via The Hill: Republican nominee Donald Trump on Thursday attempted to draw a comparison between himself and the Brexit decision in June. “They will soon be calling me MR. BREXIT,” the GOP nominee tweeted Thursday morning. In June, after British voters chose to leave the European Union, Trump applauded the people who he said “took their country back.” ...

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BRITAIN: Hundreds Stage Kiss-In After Gay Couple Gets Ejected From Supermarket For Holding Hands [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: About 200 people carrying rainbow flags descended on an east London supermarket for a mass “kissathon” after a gay couple were ejected for holding hands. Thomas Rees, 32, and Joshua Bradwell, 25, were in Sainsbury’s on Hackney Road when a guard told them a woman had complained about their behaviour. The protestors danced outside the Hackney Road ...

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Massive Attack Ft. Hope Sandoval – The Spoils [VIDEO]

Massive Attack and Mazzy Star’s vocalist together! IndieWire reviews: Cate Blanchett is front and center in the latest Massive Attack video for their single “The Spoils,” released Tuesday. The six-minute clip is an eerie visual that shows the Oscar-winning actress’ face in front of a black backdrop. Highlighting her features from all angles, she then undergoes a transformation and morphs ...

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FLORIDA: Britain Issues Sex Warning For Tourists

The Telegraph reports: Approximately 50,000 British holidaymakers currently in Florida should avoid unprotected sex for the rest of the summer holidays because of the risk from Zika virus, according to government advice. An outbreak of four mosquito-transmitted cases yesterday prompted Public Health England (PHE) to advise pregnant women to consider postponing non-essential travel to the southern US state. But for ...

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British TV Host Slams Gender-Neutral Restrooms: You Might As Well Install Urinals Suitable For Klingons

The Week reports: Jeremy Clarkson has called the proposal to install gender-neutral toilets in the House of Commons “potty”. In a column for The Sun newspaper, the journalist and TV presenter said that while many in the house regard the move as “part of an ongoing struggle to fight sexism and prejudice”, it is “more like part of an ongoing ...

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HiFi Sean ft. Paris Grey – Lost Without You [VIDEO]

Early last month I introduced you to gay DJ, producer, and woofy bear HiFi Sean with his techno collaboration with B-52s frontman Fred Schneider, the video for which gave some of you a Kansas City Trucking Company vintage porn vibe. Today the former frontman for Britain’s Soup Dragons is back with a sparkling old school house number with vocals provided ...

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Prince Harry Live-Streams His HIV Test [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: Prince Harry has been tested for HIV in an effort raise awareness about the condition and encourage others to get checked out. The prince walked into a sexual health clinic in Burrell Street, central London to have the finger-prick test – for which he tested negative. The 31-year-old has made raising awareness about HIV and Aids a ...

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