Tag Archives: Britain

Record Crowds For London Pride

From the Guardian: Tens of thousands of people, many decked in the colours of the rainbow, took to London’s streets on Saturday to celebrate the annual Pride parade just a day after gay marriage was ruled to be legal across the US. To mark the historic judgment, which ensures that the 14 states with bans on same-sex marriage cannot enforce …

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US Flags To Lead London Pride

Wonderful! If you’re in London, look for me tomorrow at the Pride Life tent in Trafalgar Square.

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TONIGHT: JMG Reader Meetup At London’s Duke Of Wellington Pub

We won’t have the marriage ruling to celebrate tonight, but I’m sure we can find another reason or three to lift a few pints at the Duke Of Wellington pub in Soho. And the first three guys that come up to me and say “Obergefell” get a free JMG t-shirt. I’ll be there around 9PM providing I don’t get lost.

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Teens Invent STD-Detecting Condom

Buzzfeed reports: Creators Muaz Nawaz, Daanyaal Ali, and Chirag Shah, from London’s Isaac Newton Academy, wanted to “make detecting harmful STIs safer than ever before” without invasive testing. Their invention, cleverly named the S.T.EYE, nabbed them the top health innovation prize at the city’s TeenTech Awards, which are intended to promote science, engineering, and technology in schools. At the competition, …

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London Gets Rainbow Train For Pride

Pink News reports: London’s transport authority has introduced a number of high-profile rainbow stunts – last year rolling out a rainbow crossing for Pride in London. TfL later expanded its efforts, showing its pride earlier this year by making over a London bus and a traditional black taxi. Ahead of this week’s Pride parade, it has gone even further – …

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NEXT WEEK: JMG Reader Meetup At London’s Duke Of Wellington Pub

As I mentioned on Facebook a few days ago, the overlords at Pride Magazine have rather abruptly decreed that I’m to go to London next week for a few days of “synergy and digital integration planning” with the team of sister publication, Pride Life.  This mean that I’ll miss NYC Pride for the first time since I’ve lived here (argh!) …

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Kevin Spacey Gets Knighted

Via the Daily Mail: Kevin Spacey claims he feels like ‘an adopted son’ after being awarded an honorary knighthood for his services to culture and British theatre. The US star, who is finishing a 10-year run as artistic director at London’s Old Vic theatre, said he was ‘honored and humbled’ by the recognition and thanked Britons for supporting his work. …

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BRITAIN: Five Hospitalized After Drinking Poppers At Dance Music Festival

Via the Independent: At least five people have fallen ill after drinking suspected “legal highs” at Parklife festival over the weekend. Four people have been discharged from North Manchester General Hospital but a 26-year-old woman is still being treated, police said. Her condition is not known. Greater Manchester Police said festival-goers had been drinking poppers, which are usually sniffed. Officers …

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Homocons Banned From London Pride

London Pride has banned LGBT members of Britain’s right-wing UKIP party from participating in this year’s parade. Via the Guardian: Ukip has been banned from one of Britain’s biggest gay pride parades in an apparent U-turn by organisers who say they are worried about the safety of participants. The inclusion of Ukip in the original lineup of the Pride in …

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BRITAIN: Queen Announces Referendum On UK Leaving The European Union

Via the Guardian: Tax freezes, the devolution of power and an EU referendum were all on the agenda as the Queen’s Speech marked the first day of the new parliamentary year. The speech was the Queen’s 64th and the first all Conservative Speech she has given in parliament since 1996, following the party’s majority election victory at the beginning of …

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LONDON: Gay Businessman Launches 2016 Mayoral Campaign With Animated Video

Via the Guardian: The Tory-supporting businessman Ivan Massow has launched his bid to become the next mayor of London with a candid YouTube video in which he introduces himself as “gay, ex-alcoholic and dyslexic”. Massow, 47, said the 70-second pop art-style animated video gave an “honest warts-and-all” portrayal of him. Brighton-born Massow has lived in the capital for 25 years …

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Headline Of The Day

Via the BBC: A mother has been found guilty of duping her former partner into thinking she had an abortion in order to give his child to her gay friend. A jury at Perth Sheriff Court found the woman and her male friend guilty of an elaborate fraud. The court heard the pair hatched a “cynical and calculated” plot to …

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The History Behind Game Of Thrones

“Beginning around 1377, medieval England was shaken by a power struggle between two noble families, which spanned generations and involved a massive cast of characters, complex motives and shifting loyalties. Sound familiar? Alex Gendler illustrates how the historical conflict known as the Wars of the Roses served as the basis for much of the drama in Game of Thrones.” Some …

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The Other Guys – It’s Raining Men

Via the Courier: A St Andrews-based all-male a cappella group who made their name with a video marking the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton are back with a new charity single. The Other Guys have recorded It’s Raining Men in support of Prostate Cancer UK. Musical director Andrew Pattie said: “We felt it was time for another …

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LIVE VIDEO: British Election Results

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You Sexy Thing: Errol Brown Dies At 71

Hot Chocolate vocalist Errol Brown, whose 1975 smash You Sexy Thing remains one of the most enduring hits of the disco era, died of liver cancer yesterday at his home in the Bahamas. His group landed 33 Top 40 hits in the UK, including three separate Top 10 appearances by You Sexy Thing in three different decades. Here in the …

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TRAILER: Britain’s Election 2015

Posted yesterday by the BBC: “Five weeks of talking is almost over. Seven parties have been grilled in the Live Lounge. Hundreds of young voters joined us for three debates across the UK. The general election is coming on Thursday 7th May. Who wins? You decide.”

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BRITAIN: The New Line To The Throne

Newborn Charlotte Elizabeth Diana is fourth in line to the British throne. The Los Angeles Times explains who all those other people are.

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BRITAIN: It’s Erection Day!

Via Talking Points Memo: “British Conservative Party candidate James Duddridge has learned the importance of proofreading. The Member of Parliament on Tuesday tweeted a photo of one of his campaign flyers, which contained a massive error. ‘It’s Erection Day!’ the leaflet read in blue, bold letters. The flyer was one crucial letter off, meant to urge conservative voters to turn …

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Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Of Cambridge

Via the Daily Mail: A princess called Charlotte — a name that is French in origin — is a nod to her grandfather, the Prince of Wales, while Elizabeth and Diana are an obvious mark of respect to William’s 89-year-old grandmother and his late mother respectively. Royal aides told MailOnline that the baby’s second names were self-evident and would ‘speak …

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