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December 10, 2014

Jaymi Hensley reveals the funny story of how he came out

Gay star Jaymi Hensley has said he was forced to come out to his dad as his boyfriend at the time was so camp.

The 24-year-old British singer, who competed on The X Factor in 2012, revealed the way he came out to his family on BBC Three's Sweat The Small Stuff.

He said: 'I started dating this guy and we went for dinner in this restaurant.

'I wasn't out then, so I was just trying to be like we're just friends, sit next to me, don't sit opposite me. Then my dad came to the restaurant with his girlfriend and sat on the table next to us.

October 14, 2013

Chairman of Luton Islamic Centre in Britain tells BBC Radio an ‘ideal world’ would see homosexuality punished with death

Gays would be executed in an ideal world, a leader of the Muslim community in Luton, England has said.

Abdul Qadeer Baksh made the comment during an interview with BBC Three Counties Radio.

He was debating extremism with presenter Olly Mann and the former leader of the English Defence League, Tommy Robinson who has just stepped down saying the organization he founded to tackle Islamic fundamentalism has become too extremist.

January 13, 2013

The British Broadcasting Corporation has revealed the beloved drama will not be back for a third series

BBC Three has cancelled the lesbian drama Lip Service, it was announced yesterday (12 January).

Harriet Braun, the show’s creator and executive producer, revealed the corporation had not yet given an explanation for the decision.

Set in Glasgow, Scotland, Lip Service featured the lives of a group of gay women and starred Fiona Button, Laura Fraser, and Heather Peace.

The drama pulled in strong ratings when it launched in 2010, but lost a third of its audience when it moved from a late Tuesday night slot to the more competitive Friday at 9pm.

July 24, 2012

London 2012 weightlifter Zoe Smith hits back at internet trolls who said she looked like a 'bloke'

British Olympic weightlifter Zoe Smith has slammed the 'ignorant twerps' who attacked her on Twitter, saying she looked like a 'bloke' and calling her a 'lesbian'.

The 18-year-old athlete, who will be competing in the London 2012 Olympic Games for the UK, received a torrent of abuse from internet trolls after she appeared in BBC Three documentary Girl Power - Going for Gold.

April 20, 2012

LadyRock star Heather Peace chats about her long-awaited debut album, Simon Cowell and Lip Service

Heather Peace’s career is like a London bus. You wait for what seems like eternity and then three come along at once.

In the case of the lesbian British actress and singer, she’s back with a new series of BBC hit drama Lip Service and a sizzling single and album.

April 17, 2012

UK television show tells bizarre story of a straight lager lout from Wales who says he became a gay hairdresser after surviving a freak accident

A Welsh rugby fan who claims he turned gay after a stroke is the subject of a documentary on British television tonight (17 April).

I Woke Up Gay, on BBC Three at 9pm, tells the story of 27-year-old Chris Birch from Wales, who, says that after a freak accident in 2011, he underwent an incredible transformation from 19-stone lager lout to slim, well-groomed gay hairdresser.