Bloc Party singer speaks out

keleokereleBloc Party singer Kele Okereke (pictured left) has given his most candid interview yet to Butt magazine. The rock star has previously alluded to being bisexual – comparing himself to the likes of David Bowie, Brian Molko and Morrissey. However, in the current issue of Butt, he talks about how his “super-Catholic” parents struggled to accept his homosexuality.

More gayness from Gaga

ladygagaNew gay icon Lady Gaga (interviewed in February’s edition of Out In The City), has produced her most lavish musical video yet. The nine and a half minute film for new single ‘Telephone’ (featuring r’n’b superstar Beyoncé) finds the singer again reveling in some gay imagery.  With much of the video set within a women’s prison, the New York-born, 23-year-old singer is shown kissing a butch, fellow prisoner in the exercise yard, before being released and running away with Beyoncé.

Quiz Foreign Office Minister Chris Bryant

chrisbryantChris Bryant (pictured far left), the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Minister for Europe, is to host a video Q&A on LGBT rights across Europe, and the role that the FCO can play in improving the recognition of civil partnerships. The event will take place next week, on Wednesday 17 March, and the FCO is asking people to submit questions via text or video for Mr Bryant to answer.

Will Young to play Queen's estate

willyoungIt’s been announced that singer Will Young is to be the first pop act to perform an open-air concert at HM The Queen’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, later this year. Young will be the first non-classical act to perform at the prestigious venue.  

Young shot to fame in 2002 as the winner of the first-ever Pop Idol series, with his subsequent first single, the double A-side ‘Evergreen’ and ‘Anything Is Possible’, selling nearly half a million copies on the first day of its release and over 1.1million copies in its first week, making it the UK’s biggest selling record of the decade.

Student Pride 2010 wows Brighton

studentpride1Photos: Courtesy of Sam Milford/www.realpride.com/National Student Pride

Student Pride 2010, which took place in Brighton over the past weekend (5-6 March), proved to be the most successful such event yet. Tickets sold out in advance, and an estimated 1,000 students from all over the UK attended the various Pride-related events.

Gaypedia launch 'App' for mobiles

gaypediaOnline information resource Gaypedia has just launched a new application for any mobile phone with 3G access. If you find yourself in a strange city and want to find out if you are near to any gay bars or clubs, go to mobile.gaypedia.com on any handset with 3G access. The application will identify users unique global positioning to provide them with a list of bars, pubs, clubs and gay venues within their local vicinity.

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