Could we be seeing the birth of a long list of mainstream gay’s on the TV sets of the United Kingdom? It certainly seems that way, not only is there the obligatory gay character in every single one of the main soap operas on British television, but also a raft gay people proliferate the schedules elsewhere. No sensible drama is considered complete without a gay or lesbian character, without them, it just does not seem authentic. Light entertainment has always bought gay people to the attention of the mainstream audience, never more so than present times, just look at the success the delightfully camp and savagely witty Graham Norton is having with his BBC One prime time chat show if you want evidence.… more
UK openly gay pop star Marc Almond has caused some controversy with an interview in the London evening newspaper the Evening Standard questioning why gay people want to get married in a church that hates them. He also believes that its wrong to expect religious organisations to modernise.
During the Evening Standard interview, the singer that first found fame with 80′s pop combo Soft Cell claimed he did not feel the “need” to enter into a civil partnership or marriage with his lover. “I think a civil partnership or a register office marriage is a modern, sensible thing to do,” he said, “So you have something in law that means that when you die some greedy relative doesn’t come out of the woodwork and grab your chattels.… more
The wonderfully talented and dashingly handsome actor, musician and all round nice guy Jay Brannan is on the road again with the next update of his tour schedule. It seems this boy is always off on some leg of some tour or other, last year he played various dates in many European cities, including my home town of Brighton, England. I caught up with him back then and was surprised at not only how intimate a night with Jay is, but also how much effort and passion he packs into his performances on stage.… more
A leading UK Sunday newspaper conducted a poll among its readers to find the gay great and good of the UK. Last weekend the Independent on Sunday published a comprehensive listing of in influential lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who have in some way made Great Britain a safer, fairer, better and more entertaining society.
There were quite a few surprises in the informed list with a number of sports men and women entering the poll, which is perhaps unsurprisingly considering the capital hosting the Olympic games this summer.
Topping the list and a new entry for the poll was Nicola Adams who really did punched her way into the listing as well as into the history books when she become the first woman ever to win an Olympic medal in boxing.… more
You may not know his name, at least not yet, but Brandon Anderson is already setting many hearts on fire with his edgy folk rock sound. The handsome young from Wisconsin is already an award winning singer/songwriter and has just released a new single, called I’ll Keep Driving. Jason Shaw takes a look at the man who creatively blends folk with piano rock with just a pinch of other alternative influences to create an ‘edgy folk rock’ protest sound.
He was born and raised in a Mormon family from Kenosha, a medium sized city on the western shores of Lake Michigan, Wisconsin, USA.… more
There can be few who knew his music that were surprised by the stunning revelation recently from singer Mika, that he was in fact one of our gang, a happy homosexual!
Ok, so perhaps previously he self identified himself as a bisexual, however many saw this as just either a passing phase or a record company imposed condition in order to sell more records.
The attractive 28 year old made the revelatory announcement in an interview with Instinct Magazine in which he also confirmed some of the songs on his new album were inspired by his relations and love affairs with men.… more