LGBT stars support Sport Relief

sportrelief1Some of London’s well-known Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) celebrities have been warming up for Sport Relief to inspire people from the LGBT community to rise to the challenge and enter the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile – due to take place on Sunday 21st March.

Julian Bennett, DJ Dusty 'O', rapper QBoy and a host of other personalities have dusted off their sports kit to encourage the LGBT community to enter the London Mile and raise as much money as they can for vulnerable people here in the UK and across the world’s poorest countries.

Dame Vivienne Westwood at RVT

westwoodIt’s been confirmed that iconic fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and Little Britain star Matt Lucas are to grace the stage of London’s famed Royal Vauxhall Tavern. They will be the guests of comic Scott Capurro, who is returning to the venue for another run of his on-stage chat show, Scott Capurro’s Position.

Harry Potter star helps gay teens

danielradcliffeHarry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe (pictured left) has become the new public face for The Trevor Project – a US-based campaign which focuses on suicide prevention among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered teenagers.

Ban on church civil partnerships lifted

lordalliIn a bill reading held late yesterday evening (2 March), Stonewall’s latest amendment to the Equality Bill – to permit civil partnerships to be held in religious premises – was passed in the House of Lords by 95 votes to 21. Lord Alli (pictured right) tabled the amendment for Stonewall, and peers across parties supported the measure, including Norman Fowler, former chairman of the Conservative Party.  Opponents included Conservative former cabinet ministers Lord Tebbit and Lord Waddington.

Gilbert & George support THT

gilbertandgeorgewalletThe Terrence Higgins Trust is offering you the chance to purchase a strictly-limited piece of art. Artists Gilbert & George have designed an Oyster shell (the plastic slip for holding your Oyster card), and the HIV/AIDS charity is selling all 500  to help raised funds to help continue its vital services. The Gilbert & George oyster shell is is available to order exclusively from THT’s website (www.tht.org.uk). Postage and packaging costs just 25 pence.

Kristian Digby 1977-2010

kristiandigbyBBC TV presenter Kristian Digby was discovered dead at his East London flat on the morning of Monday 1 March 2010. Aged 32, his death has shocked his family, friends, colleagues and fans. Police have said that, at the moment, his death is “unexplained”.  

Digby was raised in Torquay, Devon, where his parents still live. Born into a family of property developers, he became famous for hosting shows such as To Buy Or Not To Buy and To Build Or Not To Build, and also worked on Living In The Sun and House Swap.

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