Tag Archives: Britain

British Poll: 37 Is Too Old To Go Clubbing

According to a survey conducted by a British electronics retailer, 37 is the average age at which respondents felt people are too old to go clubbing. The Independent reports: Once you hit 37, you’re seen as too old for a night on the town, with a brutal 37 per cent of respondents saying that there’s nothing more “tragic” than seeing ...

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BRITAIN: PM Theresa May Suspends Tory MP After She Drops The N-Word In Public Discussion About Brexit

The BBC reports: A Conservative MP has been suspended from the party after it emerged she used a racist expression during a public discussion about Brexit. Anne Marie Morris, the MP for Newton Abbott, used the phrase at an event in London to describe the prospect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. She told the BBC: “The ...

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Church Of England Votes To Welcome Trans People

From the Catholic news site Tablet: The Church of England has passed a motion on welcoming transgender people at their General Synod. Members of Synod, meeting in York from 7 – 10 July, supported a call for the House of Bishops to consider preparing nationally commended liturgical materials to mark a person’s gender transition. The motion also recognises the “need ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Rugger Proposes At London Pride

Gay Star News reports: A rugby player proposed to his boyfriend in an adorable moment at Pride in London this weekend. The London-based Kings Cross Steelers are a regular fixture in the parade every year since it was founded in 1995. But during a mock line-out, Fernando Ferreira got up and walked over to the barricade where his boyfriend, Greg ...

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BRITAIN: Church Of England Demands End To Ex-Gay Torture, “This Has No Place In The Modern World”

The Guardian reports: The Church of England has called on the government to ban conversion therapy and has condemned the practice, which aims to change sexual orientation, as unethical and potentially harmful. At the end of an emotional debate in which two members of the C of E synod described their experiences as spiritual abuse, the church’s governing body overwhelmingly ...

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STUDY: London Has Lost Half Of Its LGBT Venues

NBC News reports: More than half of London’s LGBTQ pubs, clubs and music venues have closed in the last decade, new research commissioned by the city’s mayor shows. The number of venues for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer Londoners has fallen to 53 from 125, a loss of nearly 60 percent since 2006, according to an audit by the ...

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BRITAIN: PM Theresa May Celebrates London Pride, Vows To Fight Anti-LGBT Hate Crimes [VIDEO]

The Telegraph reports: Theresa May, who is at the G20 in Germany, released a message praising London for sending out a “proud and positive message to the world”. The Prime Minister reiterated the UK’s pledge to encourage other countries to ensure equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation, and to take a stand against hate crime at home. Mrs ...

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50 Shades Of Gay With Rupert Everett [VIDEO]

Its cringeworthy title aside, Britain’s Channel 4 this week broadcast a fascinating look at gay life in the 70s and 80s in which host Rupert Everett tours demised gay bars and cruising sites, pondering whether things were more fun when gays were outsiders to mainstream British society. The Telegraph reviews: Everett idiosyncratically explored the changes in gay life in the ...

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London Mayor: I Almost Wore This To Pride Last Year

Gay Star News reports: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has joked he almost wore this ‘Masc’ He-Man t-shirt to his first Pride march last year. Khan is looking forward to Pride in London on Saturday – the second since he became mayor. He told guests at City Hall: “One of the great things when you become mayor, is you get ...

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BRITAIN: Downing Street “Not Aware” That Trump Might Drop By After Visiting His Scotland Golf Club

Politico reports: The U.K. government said it was “not aware” of any plans for Donald Trump to visit the country in the next few weeks amid reports that the U.S. president could drop in to see the British prime minister while he is in Europe. Trump might want to see Theresa May while on an unscheduled stop to one of ...

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BELFAST: Thousands March For Marriage [VIDEO]

The Belfast Telegraph reports: Thousands of people have joined a major parade through Belfast city centre demanding same-sex marriage rights. The demonstration on Saturday afternoon concluded with a rally in front of City Hall. The ban on equal marriage in Northern Ireland is one of several sticking points delaying the formation of a new powersharing government at Stormont. It is ...

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Britain Mulls Arming Police In Wake Of Terror Attacks

The Guardian reports: Police chiefs will consider the possibility of offering a gun to every frontline police officer in England and Wales, to counter the threat of a marauding terrorist attack, the Guardian has learned. A discussion paper on the subject has been drawn up for the next meeting of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), which wants to look ...

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LONDON: Deadly High Rise Fire Started In Fridge, Tower Insulation Failed, Manslaughter Charges Possible

The BBC reports: The Grenfell Tower fire in London started in a fridge-freezer, and outside cladding and insulation failed safety tests, police say. The Metropolitan Police say manslaughter, health and safety, and fire safety charges will be considered. A total of 79 people are feared dead after the blaze destroyed 151 homes in the Kensington tower block and nearby. Meanwhile, ...

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Trump Taps Billionaire Pharma Mogul And NFL Franchise Owner Woody Johnson To Be Ambassador To Britain

Swampity! The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump officially announced his intent to nominate New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to be ambassador to the United Kingdom. The White House confirmed the news Thursday night in a press release. If approved by the Senate, Johnson would be taking over one of the top American diplomatic posts. He contributed millions of dollars ...

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Queen Vows UK Will Protect Gays From Discrimination As Tories Seek Coalition With Anti-LGBT Party [VIDEO]

Gay Star News reports: Queen Elizabeth II has vowed the UK will protect people based on sexual orientation. The Conservative party, in an attempt to claw back after their failed bid to win a bigger majority in the UK election, has agreed to work with the homophobic DUP from Northern Ireland. Written by the Government, the Queen’s Speech was heard ...

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Brexit Negotiations Begin In Brussels [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Brexit talks have begun in Brussels. The lead negotiators, David Davis and Michel Barnier, representing the UK and the European commission respectively, posed for the cameras before several hours of initial discussions. Amid concerns that political uncertainty in Britain could delay meaningful negotiations, the two leaders stressed their opening day on Monday would mainly deal with the ...

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LONDON: At Least Six Dead, Dozens Unaccounted For In “Death Trap” High Rise Apartment Tower Blaze

The Associated Press reports: A deadly overnight fire raced through a 24-story apartment tower in London on Wednesday, killing at least six people and injuring 74 others, police said. Witnesses reported seeing residents throw babies and small children from high windows to people on the sidewalk in a desperate effort to save them from the flames. The inferno lit up ...

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LONDON: Fire Engulfs High-Rise Apartment Tower

The BBC reports: A fire has broken out in a tower block in London with reports that people are trapped in their homes. The fire in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in Latimer Road in White City broke out in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The fire brigade said on Twitter they were responding to a fire on the Lancaster ...

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BRITAIN: Prime Minister Theresa May Strikes Deal To Form Government Despite Losing Majority [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Theresa May has struck a deal with the Democratic Unionists that will allow her to form a government, sources have confirmed. The prime minister is expected to see the Queen at about 12.30pm on Friday to confirm that a deal is in place. It follows extensive talks with the DUP late into the night. Party figures say ...

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Scottish Episcopal Church Votes To Allow Same-Sex Couples To Marry In Church, First In UK [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: The Scottish Episcopal Church has voted to allow gay couples to marry in church. It makes it the first major Christian church in the UK to allow same-sex marriages. The vote to amend canon law on marriage, removing the stipulation that it is between a man and a woman, was carried by the Synod in Edinburgh. It ...

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