Topics :: Great Britain

The British Wedding Invasion

By David Toussaint | Friday Mar 28, 2014
We all want to be queen for a day, and now that same-sex marriage has become legal, and sanctioned by her majesty (and Madge, no doubt), this is the perfect time for a UK wedding, honeymoon, or both.

Margaret Thatcher’s Mixed Legacy: Gay Rights, an F; AIDS, an A

By Steve Weinstein | Monday Apr 8, 2013
The Iron Lady’s implacable homophobia led to the infamous Section 28. On AIDS, however, her government exhibited far more foresight than our own. EDGE analyzes the legacy of one of the late 20th century’s most influential leaders.

Queen Elizabeth to Sign 54-Nation LGBT, Women’s Rights Pledge

By Steve Weinstein | Sunday Mar 10, 2013
On live TV, Queen Elizabeth is expected to sign a pledge to promote gay rights & gender equality, the first time the monarch of the U.K. & 54 Commonwealth nations has made a public statement on the subject.

Philadelphia Flower Show Will Be "Brilliant!" in 2013

Monday Dec 31, 2012
The British have a word for something that’s inventive, dazzling, extraordinary. They say it’s "Brilliant!" The 2013 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, entitled "Brilliant!," promises to be all those things and much more.

London’s Brightest Emerging Menswear Talents Awarded

Monday Oct 22, 2012
Eight of London’s brightest emerging menswear talents will receive support from BFC NEWGEN MEN sponsored by TOPMAN, to show at London Collections: Men in January 2013. The winners include William Richard Green, Exhibition winner.

London Calling: British Airways Offers Free Hotel Rooms

Thursday Jul 12, 2012
British Airways launched a ’London for Free’ sale, offering two nights free accommodation in select London hotels this summer. The ’London for Free’ offer is available when customers purchase a roundtrip airfare between the US and the UK.

Manchester Pride Announces Dates for 22nd B’day Celebration

Friday Apr 20, 2012
The Charity that organises Manchester Pride has confirmed that the award-winning LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) festival will light up the streets of Manchester from 17 - 27 August 2012.

UK Court: Catholic Church Liable for Priest Wrongs

Tuesday Nov 8, 2011
A British court has ruled that the Catholic Church can be held liable for wrongs committed by priests.

British PM Warns Anti-Gay Nations: Observe Human Rights or Risk Aids Funds

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Nov 1, 2011
British Prime Minister David Cameron has given warning: Anti-gay nations that persist in persecuting sexual minorities may see some of the aid money they receive from the UK dry up.

Gay Brit, Beaten and Burned, Questioned Over ’Child Indecency’ Allegations Prior to Death

By Kilian Melloy | Friday Oct 28, 2011
New details have come to light regarding a gay British man whose badly beaten and burned body was discovered by the side of a road in a rural Scottish village last weekend.