Tag Archives: Britain

BRITAIN: Activists To Protest “Militarization” Of London Pride Over Royal Air Force Flyover Plans

The Red Arrows, the precision flying unit of the Royal Air Force, will fly over London Pride next month as a “mark of respect for their LGBT colleagues.” This has some LGBT activists quite upset. Gay Star News has a statement: “We represent a cross-section of people from the LGBTQ community and anti-militarist groups who were shocked and outraged by ...

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Kylie Sings For The Queen’s 90th Birthday [VIDEO]

The Telegraph reports: Anyone who has ever had to think of a 90th birthday gift knows just how tricky it can be to find something appropriate, but when it comes to the Queen the answer is simple: whatever it is, just make sure it includes lots and lots of horses. The human performers including such garlanded names as Dame Helen ...

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BRITAIN: Rugby Star James Haskell Explains His “Fabulous And Sparkly” Painted Toenails [VIDEO]

You’ll love his accent. The Mirror reports: England flanker and Wasps captain James Haskell has revealed he has his toe nails painted when he has pedicures. In the video above, the Rugby Union hard man takes off his socks to reveal a very well maintained set of toenails decorated to the tip. However, Haskell defended himself saying it’s not just ...

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BRITAIN: Newly-Elected London Mayor Sadiq Khan Rejects Trump’s Offer To Be “Exception” On Muslim Ban

Politico reports: London’s first Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan has rebuffed Donald Trump’s suggestion that he could be an exception to the presidential candidate’s proposed policy to ban all Muslims from the United States. “This isn’t just about me,” Khan told Buzzfeed. “It’s about my friends, my family, and everyone who comes from a background similar to mine, anywhere in the ...

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BRITAIN: London Elects Muslim Mayor

The British press has just declared Sadiq Khan the winner in yesterday’s mayoral election in London. Above is Matt Drudge’s reaction and similar doomsday shrieking can, of course, be found at Breitbart. From the Guardian: Sadiq Khan is comfortably ahead of his rival Zac Goldsmith in the race for the London mayoralty after the majority of first-preference votes had been ...

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BRITAIN: Obama Tells Emotional Trans Student He Can’t Overturn Laws With Current Congress [VIDEO]

During an appearance today in London, President Obama encouraged an emotional transgender student, saying that he is “incredibly proud” of her work for social reform, but that it’s not possible to overturn laws like North Carolina’s with the current Congress. From the Daily Mail: Maria Munir, a University of York student who is running for a council seat in Watford, ...

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The Obamas Meet Prince George

ABC News reports: Adorable. That’s the best way to describe President Obama and the first lady’s meeting with Prince George, the 2-year-old son of Prince William and Duchess Kate. The president thought so himself. “I guess you all know why I came this week,” he said Saturday during a town hall in London. “It’s no secret. Nothing was going to ...

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BRITAIN: Obama Urges Against Leaving The EU

NBC News reports: President Barack Obama intervened Friday in Britain’s acrimonious national poll on European Union membership, urging U.K. voters to reject calls to quit the political bloc. British voters will decide in a June 23 referendum whether to remain in the E.U. or leave. The debate over the so-called ‘Brexit’ has divided the country and its political establishment. In ...

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BRITAIN: Foreign Office Warns Travelers About Anti-LGBT Laws In North Carolina And Mississippi

Via Pink News: On the eve of a visit by Barack Obama, the UK government has updated its travel advice for the United States – to warn gay people about new anti-LGBT laws. The Foreign Office updated its guidance this week in the wake of laws passed in North Carolina and Mississippi to permit discrimination based on religious belief. Under ...

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BRITAIN: NHS To Reconsider Providing PrEP

Patrick Strudwick reports at Buzzfeed: The NHS in England is to reconsider its controversial decision not to provide the drug that prevents HIV, BuzzFeed News can reveal. Faced with the threat of legal action by one of Britain’s leading HIV charities, NHS England’s lawyers have said that a dedicated committee will meet next month to look again at the pronouncement. ...

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BRITAIN: Billboard Campaign Puzzles London

An electronic billboard bearing the message “Imagine London Without Gays” appeared in Britain’s capital this weekend, leading some on social media to ponder its meaning and its source. A supporting website carrying the same message about Madrid, Berlin, and “the world” was also launched. But the billboard’s owner, JC Decaux, may have prematurely given away the plot when they responded ...

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This Is An Ad For Something [VIDEO]

JMG reader TJ points us to the latest ad from Britain’s Money Supermarket which features the return of their stiletto-wearing spokesmodel, who this time engages in an “epic dance-off” battle with a pole-dancing bear construction worker.  Watch below.

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ABC – Viva Love [AUDIO]

Vintage Vinyl reports: ABC have recorded a sequel to their classic The Lexicon of Love after 34 years. For the new album Fry brought back composer Anne Dudley, who arranged the strings on the original Lexicon. Dudley has co-written two new songs, The Love Inside The Love and Brighter Than The Sun. Also contributing to the 10 new songs are ...

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BRITAIN: MP Tossed From House Of Commons After Calling Prime Minister “Dodgy Dave” [VIDEO]

A notoriously combative MP was booted from the room after calling out Prime Minister David Cameron over his father being named in the Panama Papers leak. The Mirror reports: Labour veteran Dennis Skinner has been thrown out of the House of Commons chamber for calling the Prime Minister ‘dodgy Dave’. The infamous Beast of Bolsover made his attack as he ...

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BRITAIN: Producer David Gest, Former Husband Of Liza Minnelli, Found Dead In London Hotel

The BBC reports: Music producer and reality television star David Gest has died in a London hotel aged 62, a statement from his friend says. Gest, who was 62 years old, passed away at the Four Seasons hotel in Canary Wharf. His friend and former bodyguard Imad Handi confirmed the news in a statement. “It is with great sadness that ...

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Rick Astley – Keep Singing [VIDEO]

Via Radio Times: Eighties legend Rick Astley has a new single out. The Never Gonna Give You Up singer has written a comeback album after 10 years, with first track Keep Singing released today. It’s a heartfelt tune which actually sounds a lot like an Adele song with its soaring notes and lyrics about The Past. Before you roll your ...

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Pet Shop Boys – Burn [AUDIO]

It was 30 years ago this week that Pet Shop Boys released their first album, Please, which propelled their update of 1984’s West End Girls to the top position on pop charts worldwide. Yesterday the synthpop duo released their 13th full-length album, Super, which has already yielded the well-received single, The Pop Kids. All of the tracks from Super have ...

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POSTED: My Fourth Column For Pride Life

Last month I launched a twice-monthly column for the website of Britain’s Pride Life magazine, a quarterly LGBT rights and lifestyle magazine. Today’s fourth installment is titled This Week In US Politics: Things Get Ugly All Around. Hit the link for my update on the GOP race and the situation in North Carolina. DISCLOSURE: Pride Life is owned by the ...

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BRITAIN: Activists Furious As NHS Says No To PrEP

Patrick Strudwick reports at Buzzfeed: HIV charities are shocked and angry over a “shameful” NHS statement released on Monday announcing that the drug that prevents HIV infection will not be made widely available on the NHS. NHS England published a decision on its website on Monday — following an 18-month consideration period — outlining its reasons for not funding Truvada ...

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Pet Shop Boys – The Pop Kids [REMIXES]

Last month Pet Shop Boys released The Pop Kids, the first single from their coming album Super, which drops on April 1st. Today we get a slew of The Pop Kids remixes, including takes from Israeli circuit DJ Offer Nissim and Detroit house kingpin Marc “MK” Kinchen. Listen below. The final clip is an extended version of the original single ...

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