Tag Archives: Britain

Ben Whishaw To Play Freddie Mercury

Openly gay British actor Ben Whishaw has been cast to play Freddie Mercury in a biopic to be directed by Dexter Fletcher. Mercury died in 1991 of complication from AIDS, but it is said his last days will not be the subject of the film. Sacha Baron Cohen was due to play the Queen frontman but left the production in ...

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Tom Daley On Coming Out

Via HuffPo UK: Tom Daley opened about about his boyfriend as he appeared on ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ on Saturday night. The 19-year-old Olympic diver revealed he is in a relationship with a man earlier this week in a candid YouTube video. He then sat down with Wossy to discuss his decision to talk about his sexuality, and revealed it ...

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BRITAIN: Prince Charles Bestows MBE Upon Leader Of LGBT Chorus Charity

Back in June, I reported that Martin Brophy, founder of Britain’s Fruitvox charity and member of the London Gay Men’s Chorus, would be among those receiving Queen Elizabeth’s birthday honors for his “services to music.” Today Brophy received his Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) from Prince Charles.

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Quote Of The Day – Tom Daley

“It felt like a dirty little secret, it felt like I had chains wrapped around me, I couldn’t be who I was, I felt alone and trapped. Just telling one person made me feel so much better, just that one person took a weight off my shoulder. I told Sophie my best friend first as I knew she’d be really ...

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British Olympian Tom Daley Comes Out

After a year of widespread speculation, British Olympic diver Tom Daley has come out. Via the Guardian: The Olympic diving star Tom Daley has said he is in a relationship with a man. He made the announcement in a video on YouTube to “put an end to all the rumours and speculation”. Daley, 19, said he “couldn’t be happier” in ...

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British Prime Minister David Cameron Issues World AIDS Day Message

Messages have also been posted by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Labour Party leader Ed Miliband.

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BRITAIN: Church Of England Proposes “Blessings” For Same-Sex Marriages

Yesterday the Church of England unveiled a proposal that would allow clergy to offer “blessings” to same-sex unions, even though gay couples would still be barred from actually marrying in their churches. Critics swiftly condemned the “blessing” proposal as contrary to the church’s teaching on sexual conduct. The proposal was among 18 recommendations put forward by a working group set ...

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Brits Describe Thanksgiving

RELATED: Brits attempt to map the US states.

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BRITAIN: Supreme Court Rules Against Anti-Gay Bed & Breakfast Owners

Britain’s Supreme Court has ruled against the owners of a bed & breakfast who were fined after refusing to rent a room to a gay couple. Hazelmary and Peter Bull refused to let civil partners Steven Preddy and Martyn Hall stay in a double room at Chymorvah House in Marazion in Cornwall in 2008. The couple, who had already lost ...

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CROATIA: British Pop Band To Sue After Music Used In Anti-Gay Marriage Ad

British pop group The XX says it will sue after its music was used without permission in an ad promoting Crotia’s coming national referendum on same-sex marriage. Gay Star News reports: In The Name Of The Family, a Christian anti-gay group, decided to release the commercial calling for a ban on gay marriage. A referendum on banning marriage equality will ...

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Ben Cohen Voted Off Dance Show

LGBT ally and anti-bullying advocate Ben Cohen was voted off Strictly Come Dancing last night after a nine week run. Former England rugby star Ben Cohen has said playing in a World Cup final was easier than taking part in Strictly Come Dancing. The 35-year-old was booted into touch from the ballroom contest on Sunday night after failing to out-tackle ...

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SPOILER: Doctor Who 50th Anniversary

Stay out of the comments if you’ve not yet seen last night’s 50th anniversary and mega-twisty episode of Doctor Who.  Otherwise dive and dish.

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GENEVA: International Accord Reached With Iran To Halt Nuclear Program

Big news out of Switzerland tonight. The United States, France, Germany, China, Russia, Great Britain, and the European Union have brokered a deal with Iran on its nuclear program. Via New York Times: The United States and five other world powers announced a landmark accord Sunday morning that would temporarily freeze Iran’s nuclear program and lay the foundation for a ...

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Ben Cohen’s Ninth Week On SCD

From a report on tonight’s show: Strictly Come Dancing’s Ben Cohen took an unfortunate tumble to the bottom of the scoreboard as Strictly Come Dancing returned from Blackpool. While Mark Benton remains the favourite to leave the competition this weekend after two consecutive weeks in the dance-off, the rugby ace failed to impress the judges as he tackled the Charleston ...

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Homocon Robert Oscar Lopez Records Anti-Gay Clip For British Hate Group

This was made for Christian Concern, Britain’s version of the Family Research Council and the home of that pinch-faced woman who channeled Minnesota’s Kally Yanta in dozens of anti-gay clips. Earlier this year Lopez filed a SCOTUS brief against the overturn of DOMA and spoke onstage at one of France’s massive hate rallies.

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Monty Python To Reunite

The details so far: The five surviving members of Monty Python are reuniting for a stage show. The five — John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin — will announce their specific plans Thursday at a press conference in London, where the hit comedy TV series “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” debuted in 1969. Idle, the man ...

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BRITAIN: Member Of European Parliament Reveals She Is Transgender

After years of denials, a British member of the European Parliament, Nikki Sinclaire, today revealed that she is a transgender woman. Sinclaire says that she believes she is the first trans parliamentarian in British history. MEP Nikki Sinclaire said she made the decision to undergo surgery over 20 years ago because if she hadn’t she ‘would have led a lonely, ...

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Ben Cohen’s Eighth Week On SCD

Here’s a review of tonight’s performance: Strictly hunk Ben Cohen hit the bright lights of Blackpool for week eight of Strictly Come Dancing tonight. The ex-Saints rugby star and Kristina performed the American Smooth to ‘Fallin’’ by Alicia Keys at Blackpool Tower ballroom. They gained a total of 32 points, equalling their previous best score, which was six points higher ...

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BRITAIN: ABBA’s Agnetha Sings In Public For The First Time In 25 Years

Contact Music reports: ABBA star Agnetha Faltskog stunned fans by hitting the stage for a surprise performance at a London charity concert, marking her first high-profile gig in 25 years. The Swedish singer, who has reportedly not performed in front of an audience for more than two decades, was the surprise guest at Gary Barlow’s Children In Need Rocks concert, ...

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BRITAIN: Activist Peter Tatchell Leads Protest At Commonwealth Headquarters

Via press release: Gay campaigners and allies rallied today outside the Commonwealth’s London HQ to protest against “Commonwealth collusion with homophobia.” Commonwealth leaders from around the world meet in Sri Lanka on Friday. Yet again they plan to ignore the criminalisation of lesbian and gay people in 80% of Commonwealth member states, including the current wave of homophobic persecution in ...

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