Tag Archives: Britain

Headline Of The Day

According to readers of Daily Caller, this happened because gays. And Obama.

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Breitbart Goes Global

Breitbart is opening an office in London to help spawn a British Tea Party. Breitbart News Network, a group of activist, conservative news sites — including Big Government, Big Hollywood and Big Journalism — said on Sunday evening that it was adding at least a dozen staff members as it opens operations based in Texas and London. Stephen K. Bannon, …

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Come Together For Valentine’s Day

The Independent reports on a new spot from the International HIV/AIDS Alliance which airs tonight on Britain’s Channel 4. The 60-second television spot, which has been described as one of the most provocative ads to be screened on British television, has already started tongues wagging amongst industry experts, and looks set to get pulses racing as well when it’s broadcast …

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Russia Attacks Britain’s Channel 4 Documentary About Their Gay-Bashers: Brits Treat Redheads The Same Way

The Russian embassy in London today outrageously condemned Channel 4’s chilling documentary Hunted, saying that the anti-gay violence seen in the film is “slanderous” and is no worse than how Brits treat redheads in their own country. The Telegraph reports: Russia has attacked a Channel 4 film about attacks on homosexuals in the country, saying a similar documentary could have …

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SOAK – Blud

SOAK is 17 year-old openly lesbian singer-songwriter Bridie Monds-Watson. Bridie is close to her family: she came out to her parents at 14 – and doesn’t think that was particularly young, or particularly old, or particularly interesting at all. She is private about the individual dramas that inspired her songs, but you suspect that’s because she wants to protect old …

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BRITAIN: Gov’t Warns Gay Men About Teens Using Hook-Up Apps

The British government has issued a warning to gay men about teenagers using hook-up apps such a Grindr even though such apps are supposedly age-restricted to adults only. Via Gay Star News: The UK’s National Crime Agency has said, after an increase of teens reporting abuse on these apps, the responsibility is always on the adult. If an adult receives …

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Clean Bandit – Rather Be

Frankie was #1 thirty years ago with Relax and this bit of lovely nu-disco is what is topping the charts this week in Britain. The band met while undergrads at Jesus College. Seriously.

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#1 Thirty Years Ago Today

Here’s the video that was banned by MTV and the BBC.

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BRITAIN: Gov’t Slammed For Questions Asked Of LGBT Asylum Seekers

Britain’s Home Office is under for fire for “shockingly degrading” questions asked of LGBT people who seek asylum on the basis of persecution in their home countries. Via the Guardian: A confidential Home Office document leaked to the Observer reveals how one bisexual asylum seeker was asked a series of lurid questions by a Home Office official, including: “Did you …

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Lily Allen – Air Balloon

LGBT ally Lily Allen is back with a new video from her coming third studio album to be released next month. The new track doesn’t have the social commentary we usually see from Allen, as in her 2013 dig on female beauty standards in Hard Out Here.  If you’re unfamiliar with Lily Allen, you might start with Fuck You, her …

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BRITAIN: Street Artist Protests Russian Abuses With Anti-Olympics Mural

The artist, who goes by the handle ida4, tells me on Twitter that the image can be seen on Newcastle’s Scotswood Road next door to the Eagle nightclub.

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BRITAIN: Ben Cohen Supports Channel 4’s Pro-LGBT Sochi Olympics Campaign

As part of Channel 4’s Project Rainbow campaign during the Sochi Olympics, Ben Cohen has recorded a new message about bullying. Note Channel 4’s logo.

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HUNTED: British Documentary Follows Russian Gay Bashers “Going On Safari”

Britain’s Channel 4, which yesterday rebranded itself in protest of Russia’s anti-gay crackdown, has aired a chilling documentary titled Dispatches: Hunted in which journalists travel with gangs of Russian gay bashers to record their vicious actions. Lucy Mangan reviews the show for the Guardian: The gangs call it “going on safari”. It is apt, given how comprehensively the church, state, …

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Britain’s Channel 4 Rebrands Logo During Olympics In Support Of Russian Gays

This is fantastic. Via the Guardian: Channel 4 is to rebrand its on-screen logo with rainbow colours of the gay pride flag – and launch a TV ad campaign called “Gay Mountain” – joining the rising wave of protests about Russia’s anti-gay laws on the eve of the opening of the Sochi Winter Olympics. Channel 4, which has the TV …

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Red Hot Chili Pipers – Wake Me Up

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Unconscious Skydiver Rescued Mid-Air

The video is from the unconscious man’s helmet-cam.

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UK: It’s Raining Men Re-Enters Pop Chart

Earlier this month a member of Britain’s far-right UKIP party declared that God was flooding the country in anger over the legalization of same-sex marriage. That prompted a Facebook campaign to push It’s Raining Men to #1 on the singles chart more than 30 years after its release. The Guardian reports that might happen: Three decades after its original release, …

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Meanwhile At Buckingham Palace…

Britain’s Express reports: The flamboyant potter, renowned for his ceramic artwork depicting his darkest and most private feelings, wore an elegant midnight blue dress and matching fitted jacket with a wide-brimmed hat decorated with what appeared to be ostrich feathers. Perry, 53, once described Claire as “a cross between Katie Boyle and Camilla Parker-Bowles” but when reminded of it today, …

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British Headline Of The Day

When Margaret Thatcher died last year, a social media campaign succeeded in pushing Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead to #2 on the British single charts. This week there’s a similar campaign after a now-suspended member of Britain’s far-right UKIP party declared that God was sending floods because of gay marriage. A Facebook campaign has been launched to get 80s …

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British Gay Weather Forecast

A member of Britain’s right wing UKIP party has been suspended after he declared that God is sending bad weather to Britain because he’s super-pissed about gay marriage. So of course, there’s now a Twitter account for UKIP weather forecasts. 

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