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April 19, 2013

JLS, Paloma Faith, Bananarama, Stooshe, A*M*E, Rylan Clark and Lucy Spraggan confirmed for LGBT pride in Midlands, England

Pop acts JLS, Paloma Faith and 1980s legends Bananarama will be headlining this year’s Birmingham Gay Pride Festival, organizers have announced.

Britain’s second city will hold its pride over the public holiday weekend of 25 and 26 May.

The 2013 pride line-up will also include girl chart group Stooshe, whose performance will include their monster smash hit Black Heart, and vocalist A*M*E, who features on the current number one-selling single Need U (100%).

April 9, 2013

Beverley Knight, Dan Gillespie Sells and Evan Davis were among the celebrities who attended the support website's birthday party

UK LGBT support website RUComingOut.com celebrated its first birthday with a star spangled birthday party.

Celebrities in attendance included pop band The Feeling’s vocalist, Dan Gillespie Sells and singer-songwriter Beverley Knight.

August 24, 2012

Indie band member Kele Okereke reveals new album inspiration

Gay lead vocalist Kele Okereke of indie band Bloc Party has revealed that Nirvana were instrumental in the reforming of the band after much speculation they had split.

In an interview with The Sun, Okereke said: ‘Nirvana’s Bleach was kind of influential in me starting to think about making a record.’

The band’s fourth studio album, Four, went on sale on 20 August and is set to chart this weekend.

May 2, 2012

Headlining band wave rainbow flag at Shanghai's Strawberry festival, play song in tribute to gay Hong Kong singer Leslie Cheung

At the first night of Strawberry music festival in Shanghai on Sunday, headlining act Top Floor Circus made a bold declaration for gay rights, unfurling a giant rainbow flag on stage.

When the band returned to the Love Stage for an encore, they performed a song by Leslie Cheung, the popular Hong Kong actor and singer and one of the first openly gay Chinese celebrities, who committed suicide nine years ago.

Top Floor Circus vocalist Lu Chen said: 'There is diversity in love. I hope you all love your real selves'.