Tag Archives: Wales

BRITAIN: Man Named “Jesus Christianity” Jailed For 17 Months Over Threat To Bomb Wales LGBT Pride Event

The BBC reports: A rail passenger has been jailed for 17 months for threatening to bring a bomb to a LGBT march in Cardiff. Jesus Christianity, 34, of Penarth, shouted Bible quotes at passengers going to Pride Cymru in August. Cardiff Crown Court heard he told revellers: “I’ve got a bomb in my backpack.” Christianity admitted communicating or falsely giving ...

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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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BRITAIN: Gay Judge Tapped For Top Post

The Guardian reports: Sir Terence Etherton, Britain’s first openly gay senior judge, has been appointed master of the rolls, making him head of the civil judiciary in England and Wales. The 64-year-old lawyer’s promotion was confirmed by an announcement from Downing Street on Thursday morning. Etherton, who has been on the court of appeal and is currently chancellor of the ...

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REPORT: The Queen Disapproves Of Gay Marriage

From the Daily Mail: The Queen did not approve of the legalisation of same-sex marriage, the Daily Mail can reveal today. While in favour of civil partnerships, as a woman of deep Christian faith she took a different view on the legislation allowing same-sex couples to ‘marry’. She expressed her frustration to a friend at the height of the controversy, ...

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Viral Video Of The Day

2.4M views for the British weatherman who nailed the 58-letter name of a Welsh town. Say that three times fast.

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BRITAIN: It’s The First Anniversary Of Marriage Equality In England And Wales

Via Pink News: The Marriage (Same Sex) Couples Act received Royal Assent on 17 July 2013, paving the way for couples to marry in England and Wales from March 29, 2014. Today, the first couples to marry celebrate their first wedding anniversaries, and campaigners are also marking the day. Though England, Wales and subsequently Scotland have all enacted same-sex marriage, ...

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BRITAIN: Those In Civil Partnerships May Now Convert Them Into Marriages

Same-sex marriage commenced in England and Wales on March 29th, but it was only beginning yesterday that those already in civil partnerships could opt to convert into marriages. Couples already in civil partnerships may opt for a simple conversion at a register office, or a two-stage process, which includes a ceremony at a venue of their choice. The latter allows ...

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Bright Light Bright Light & The Pink Singers – Everything I Ever Wanted

Welsh gay singer/songwriter Rod Thomas, who records as Bright Light Bright Light, has released a charity single for World AIDS Day. Thomas is currently touring with Elton John and proceeds from the single go to the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

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Bright Light Bright Light – Arms Of Another

Scruffy Welsh cutie Rod Thomas, aka Bright Light Bright Light, is currently opening on Elton John’s European concert tour, which comes to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on New Year’s Eve.

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BRITAIN: Cameron Promises Devolved Powers For All Nations In United Kingdom

During his triumphant speech early this morning, British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed that “just as the people of Scotland will have more power over their affairs, so it follows that the people of England, Wales, Northern Ireland must have a bigger say over theirs.” He continued, “The question of English votes for English laws – the so-called West Lothian ...

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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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NORTHERN IRELAND: Legislature Rejects Marriage Bill By Vote Of 51-43

Via the Guardian: Amnesty International has warned that a legal challenge is likely to the Northern Ireland assembly’s decision to block a gay marriage equality bill. A Sinn Féin motion to bring in gay marriage to Northern Ireland was defeated by 51 votes to 43. It was the third time in the past 18 months that Stormont has rejected same-sex ...

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BRITAIN: Same-Sex Marriage Opponent Says To Get Over It And Move On

“We’ve made that decision. Parliament made a decision to allow same sex marriage. We’ve done it and I, like all my colleagues across Government, have been involved in the process of making sure that the introduction of same sex marriage is smooth and effective. It’s now in place. The people who have been opposed to this, people who’ve had concerns ...

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BRITAIN: Gay Couples Celebrate Marriage

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Prime Minister David Cameron Celebrates Start Of Marriages In England & Wales

“The introduction of same-sex civil marriage says something about the sort of country we are. It says we are a country that will continue to honour its proud traditions of respect, tolerance and equal worth. It also sends a powerful message to young people growing up who are uncertain about their sexuality. It clearly says ‘you are equal’ whether straight ...

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Marriages Commence In England & Wales

Same-sex marriages have commenced in England and Wales! The law changed at midnight, with a number of gay couples vying to claim the title of being the first to be married in Britain by trying to time it perfectly so their vows are being said just seconds after the clock struck midnight. Among the first couples set to take advantage ...

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BRITAIN: On Eve Of Legal Gay Marriage, Church Of England Softens On Issue

The Guardian reports that the Church Of England has softened its stance on same-sex marriage, which becomes legal in England and Wales at midnight today. The Archbishop of Canterbury has signalled that the Church of England will mount no more resistance to gay marriage among churchgoers. “I think the church has reacted by fully accepting that it’s the law, and ...

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London LGBT Choir Celebrates Marriage

Marriages commence in England and Wales on Sunday.

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Bright Light Bright Light And Elton John –
I Wish We Were Leaving

Two weeks ago I posted the audio. Here’s the video. (Tipped by JMG reader Chris)

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Bright Light Bright Light & Elton John –
I Wish We Were Leaving

I’ve been posting clips by Welsh gay artist Rod Thomas for seven years and I’ve always thought he was going to be huge. His latest might finally break him through. Via the Guardian: The first single and title track from sophisticated electropop connoisseur Bright Light Bright Light, aka Rod Thomas’, new EP I Wish We Were Leaving wasn’t supposed to ...

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