Tag Archives: Britain

Coldplay – True Love

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BRITAIN: Comedian Taunts Westboro Baptist To Picket Islamic Extremists In Iraq, Westboro Agrees To Go

Via Gay Star News: The Westboro Baptist Church has accepted comedian Adam Hills’ offer to go to Iraq. Hills, who hosts British TV show The Last Leg, ranted about the ‘God Hates Fags’ church after they claimed Robin Williams was in hell for being a ‘fag enabler’. They also said they would protest at the late actor’s funeral. The threat ...

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BRITAIN: Pop Legend Sir Cliff Richard Investigated On Child Molestation Claims

Via the Independent: Detectives are making arrangements to interview Sir Cliff Richard following a search of his £3.1m penthouse apartment over an alleged sex crime against a boy at an evangelist event at a Sheffield stadium in 1985. Sir Cliff, 73, who is currently in Portugal, has been told through his lawyers of the request to meet police. The pop ...

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BRITAIN: Scott Lively Debates Newly Out Christian Singer Vicky Beeching

Via Pink News: US pastor Scott Lively, who believes gay people can be ‘cured’, came to blows with lesbian Christian rock star Vicky Beeching yesterday (14 August). He told her she had ‘given into a lie’ into believing there is any such thing as a ‘gay person’. Beeching, a British theologian and musician who made her name in the US ...

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Disclosure & Sam Smith – Latch

Latch was released two years ago in the UK where it reached #11 on the pop chart. This week it rises to #7 on Billboard‘s US Hot 100 pop singles chart and remains at #1 on the US dance/electronic chart. Disclosure, who say they take their influences from legendary gay nightclubs like the Paradise Garage, play San Francisco’s Outside Lands ...

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BRITAIN: Man Pleads Guilty To Facebook Comment Calling For Gays To Be Murdered

A British man has pleaded guilty after being charged with making a Facebook comment which called for gay people to be machine-gunned. The comment was made on a newspaper’s Facebook link to their article about a gay pride event. Under a story about a gay pride event, Paul Gair said that gay people were cunts who should be shot. When ...

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Viral Video Of The Day

Oxford University’s Out Of The Blue a capella group has earned 3.3M views on their Shakira cover, sales of which benefit a British children’s hospice. The top comment on YouTube (with 600+ likes) rips some of the reactions to their performance: I love the ‘omg so gay’ comments. These guys are going to be drowning in pussy! You know why? ...

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Sam Smith – I’m Not The Only One

Rolling Stone has the review: Sam Smith’s gospel-tinged “I’m Not the Only One” finds the breakout soul singer exploring the fallout of an extramarital affair. In his new video for the track, Smith shows exactly how painful and destructive that fallout can be, with Dianna Agron (Glee) cast as a heartbroken wife and Chris Messina (Argo, The Mindy Project) as ...

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BRITAIN: “Ex-Gay” Group Again Loses Court Battle For Transit Ad Campaign

Via the BBC: The High Court has dismissed a charity’s claim the London mayor was responsible for a ban on a bus advert which suggested people could “get over” homosexuality. The Core Issues Trust (CIT) had accused Boris Johnson of “currying favour” with gay lobby groups. The mayor’s office had rejected the CIT’s claims. Mrs Justice Lang said Transport for ...

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The Rubberbandits – Fellas

Via the Independent: Comedians Rubberbandits have released a new song on YouTube which has proven an instant hit with fellow comedians. The song ‘Fellas’ champions everybody’s right to explore their sexuality with the words, “If you want to f*** a fella, f*** a fella” mouthed by a puppet version of Hollywood actor Gabriel Byrne. The song continues with its anti-homophobia ...

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BRITAIN: Activist Peter Tatchell Threatens To Out Gay Bishops Over Marriage

I am considering outing gay @c_of_e bishops who discipline gay clergy who marry http://t.co/wtKDYO4oRv @LGCM @changingatt @LondonLGBTPride — Peter Tatchell (@PeterTatchell) July 24, 2014 Via Pink News: Gay hospital chaplain Jeremy Pemberton had his Permission to Officiate revoked by the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham after he married his same-sex partner, while London vicar Andrew Cain said he “fully expects” ...

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Pet Shop Boys Perform World Premier Of Alan Turing Opera With BBC Orchestra

Accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra and the BBC Singers, last night Pet Shop Boys performed the world premier of their Alan Turing opera, A Man From The Future, at Britain’s Proms event at Royal Albert Hall. The Independent has posted a review: Tennant stands by the choir for A Man From the Future, with fellow Boy Chris Lowe behind ...

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TOMORROW: World Premiere Of Pet Shop Boys’ Alan Turing Opera In London

Tomorrow night at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Pet Shop Boys will perform with the BBC Concert Orchestra in the world premiere of their Alan Turing opera, A Man From The Future. Via the Guardian: “For one night only, I’m one of the BBC singers!” marvels Pet Shop Boys frontman Neil Tennant – he is adding his voice to the 18-strong ...

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TRAILER: The Imitation Game

Opening on November 21st: In THE IMITATION GAME, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted ...

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Headline Of The Day

It’s only resting. Details.

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TRAILER: Doctor Who, Series 8

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BRITAIN: Same-Sex Couples Could Be Banned From Ballroom Dancing

Via the Guardian: It is a pursuit that – behind the glitz, sequins and sashays – is known for fierce rivalries and cut-throat determination. But the strain behind the smiles in the world of ballroom dancing is beginning to show, as its governing body pushes to ban same-sex couples from ballroom dance competitions, provoking outrage among competitors. The British Dance ...

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Telegraph Trend Piece: Spornosexuals

Britain’s Telegraph: “The metrosexual is dead, long live the spornosexual: a more extreme sex and body-obsessed male. But who exactly are they? We found out.” Spoiler: They’re pretty much the gay men of the last 25 years.

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How To Speak British

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Bright Light Bright Light – I Believe

Normally moody and introspective scruffy Welsh cutie Rod Thomas is back with an uncharacteristic EDM stomper. The single and a great 12″ remix are up on iTunes today. Thomas is currently on tour opening for Elton John and his new album, Life Is Easy, debuts on Tuesday. Man, I love this track. Play it loud, you’re at home today.

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