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TOWIE Celebrity, Bobby Cole Norris who is openly gay, staring in Reality show ‘The only way is Essex’, spoke about his desire to become a dad at yesterday’s Building Families Show, The Hilton, London. Bobby has confessed: "I've been doing a little bit of thinking and pondering and realised that I want to start a family.
Have you seen the latest GEICO commercial? The one in which Maxwell the pig is on a date when the car breaks down? The girl he’s with, apparently, wants to make out. A group called One Million Moms has posted a complaint about the commercial. Their website says:
Geico has succeeded in offending its customers with its inappropriate advertisement. One Million Moms has received numerous complaints because Geico’s new commercial plays with the idea of bestiality. Parents find this type of advertising repulsive and unnecessary.
We're delighted to have been nominated for this year’s 'G3 Readers awards 2013'.
Introducing the Awards, G3 says:
“The Awards are designed to showcase those individuals and organisations who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the LGBT community. We believe that those who go the extra mile to ensure equality of opportunity and fair treatment for all, deserve to be recognised.”
Pride Angel has been short listed within the category of 'Family Provider/Initiative of the Year’
The shortlisted nominations include:
- Pride Angel
- London Women’s Clinic
P.S. We're 30
Pink Singers Winter Concert
Cadogan Hall, Sloane Square, London
Saturday 19th January, 7.30 pm
2013 sees the Pink Singers celebrating their 30th birthday! Brighten up your winter and join them for an unmissable evening of entertainment, featuring some of their best songs from the past three decades.
Olympic gold medalist Nicola Adams tops this year's Pink List. More than 1,500 people voted for the influential lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who make Britain safer, fairer, better and more entertaining. More than 250 nominees' names were run past the panel of judges: two magazine editors, a teacher and LGBT schools adviser, a film maker, a charity CEO, and the Chief Executive of Stonewall. They wrestled with the knotty question of who was most influential in 2012. Not surprisingly, sports people are high on the list.
1 (new entry) Nicola Adams
Tens of thousands of visitors are expected in Brighton and Hove for the city's 20th Pride festival, the first to be run by business leaders.
Saturday's parade and ticketed festival in Preston Park is being run by a community interest company appointed by the city council in March. The event was free until 2010 but dogged by money problems and complaints about overcrowding and litter.
This year’s Manchester Pride was a great success with thousands of people who marched through the streets of Manchester for the annual Pride parade. More than 100 floats made their way through the city centre, setting off from Deansgate at 13:00 BST. Crowds of people waved rainbow flags and Pride Angel flags. The floats travelled through the city and finished on Whitworth Street, just outside the gay village.
Manchester Pride 2012 will be an out, loud and proud celebration with music, comedy, dancing, theatre – and above all fun. Pride runs from August 17 to August 27 including the Pride Fringe and the Big Weekend, which starts this Friday. It celebrates the city’s thriving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.
The first ever North Wales Pride will take place between the 5th and 7th October this year. The event is organised by Cymru Pride Wales, a small group of volunteers who aspire to make a difference for the LGBT community by bringing events of this kind to the area. North Wales Pride 2012 will be hosted at Hendre Hall, Bangor, flanked by the picturesque Snowdonia National Park and the stunning North Wales coastline.
Sir Elton John and David Furnish talked about their first year of parenthood, the pair spoke of their pride and joy at becoming parents to Zachary, who was born via a surrogate in America on Christmas Day, 2010.
The couple, who met in the early 1990s, said they had enjoyed a “brilliant” year with their 13 month-old son, whose full name is Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John.
But they admitted he faced “challenges” and potential “double” stigma as he grew up and have consulted counsellors to find out the best way of dealing with any potential problems.