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Police evacuated thousands of residents of an English town on Thursday after water cascaded from a nearby reservoir due to a damaged dam. Authorities warned that subsequent flooding could be life-threatening. Videos shared on social media showed water pouring out from the Toddbrook Reservoir located above the Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire, central England. Authorities told locals to leave the town and to take their pets and any medication they needed with them after the wall of the reservoir became damaged. "Residents who...

A federal lawsuit has been filed against the State Department by a gay couple after they have been made to go through a really long process of getting an American passport for their daughter who was born to a surrogate in England. Derek Mize and Jonathan Gregg explain that they are married, both are U.S. citizens and they are both listed on their daughter’s birth certificate so they don’t see the...

The video, which was recorded on Saturday 27 July during the Waltham Forest Pride parade in Walthamstow, shows a woman shouting “shame on you” at a Pride-goer wrapped in a rainbow flag. “God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve,” she can be heard shouting in the video, as a steward attempted to separate them. “Shame on you, shame on all of you. Shame on you, you despicable people. Shame on you, you shameless people.” Despite the abuse, the victim...

A gay couple is suing the State Department for refusing to recognize their daughter as an American citizen. Derek Mize and Jonathan Gregg filed a federal lawsuit against the State Department because they are being forced to go through a lengthy process to get an American passport for their daughter Simone, who was born to a surrogate in England with the help of an anonymous egg donor. Mize and Gregg are married, both are listed on their daughter’s birth certificate, and...

A gay couple is suing the State Department for refusing to recognize their daughter as an American citizen. Derek Mize and Jonathan Gregg filed a federal lawsuit against the State Department because they are being forced to go through a lengthy process to get an American passport for their daughter Simone, who was born to a surrogate in England with the help of an anonymous egg donor. Mize and Gregg are married, both are listed on their daughter’s birth certificate, and...

Ryan WilliamsA 22-year-old British hotel receptionist named Ryan Williams says he was viciously attacked by a man in a homophobic gay bashing that happened over the weekend. The attack occurred in the city of Preston within the northern England area of Lancashire. Williams told the media that after a night out with friends, he and his pals went to McDonald’s to get a late night snack. Near the restaurant, a a man attacked him. Williams said, “There was a group of...

A gay man was was severely beaten by homophobic attackers, and a picture of his injuries is being shared widely on Facebook. Ryan Williams, 22, said that he and his friends were going to a McDonalds in Preston, England, early in the morning this past Saturday when some people shouted anti-gay comments at them. “There was a group of people nearby in the street and they started calling me and my friends gay,” he told the Mirror. “We went over and told...

A teen drag queen knew how to get his classmates cheering at graduation: do a death drop. Brandon Austin, who performs as Sophia Stardust, just graduated from West Kent College, near London, England. He told Gay Star News that he noticed most of his theatre classmates were doing more than walking across the stage. They were adding bows or waving to the crowd. “I just said to my friends, ‘How iconic would it be if I did a death drop?'” he said. “All...

The Bank of England has chosen to honor Alan Turing on the £50 note. Alan Turing was a gay mathematician whose theories were highly influential in the development of computer science, and his work during World War II helped Allied forces crack coded Nazi messages and defeat Axis forces, a crucial part in winning the war. After World War II, he was prosecuted because he admitting to having a relationship with another man and was forced to take feminizing hormones. In...

Novak Djokovic again proved the toughest of nuts for Roger Federer to crack as he repelled everything the Swiss could throw at him to claim his fifth Wimbledon title in the first All England Club final to be decided by a tiebreaker on Sunday. The defending champion was outshone at times on Centre Court and saved two match points deep into a gripping decider, but he dredged his tank of mental and physical resilience to claim a thrilling 7-6(5) 1-6...

Alan Turing, the late British computer scientist famous for cracking the Nazi regime's Enigma code during World War II, is to feature on the new £50 note, the Bank of England announced on Monday. The polymer note, which will enter in circulation in 2021, will bear a picture of the mathematician taken in 1951 as well as technical drawings for the machine built by Turing to crack the Nazi code, known as the British Bombe. Turing's signature and one of his...

The gay scientist and World War Two codebreaker, who was named the ‘greatest person of the 20th century’ by the BBC this year, will replace steam engine pioneers James Watt and Matthew Boulton when the note goes into circulation in 2021. It will feature a well-known photo of Turing, imagery relating to his historic work, and a quote from him which reads: “This is only a foretaste of what is to come and only the shadow of what is going...

A teenager was left bleeding and bruised after she was beaten up by two other women from her school. Ellie-Mae Mulholland, 18, of Hull, UK, said that she confronted “one of her friends” yesterday afternoon over some money that the friend owed her. “She had seen a couple of her friends, who are usually her friends, and one of them owed her a tenner and Ellie asked about it,” Mulholland’s sister Stevie-Leigh Ansell told Hull Live. “The lass said she never had...

Ellie-Mae Mulholland — an 18-year-old lesbian from the Walsall Garth area of Hull, England — was reportedly beaten “black and blue” by two so-called friends because she asked for one to pay back 10 pounds ($12.47) that she loaned them. According to Hull Live, Mulholland was attacked on the street on July 8 before 4.30 p.m.. According to her 22-year-old sister, Stevie-Leigh Ansell, “My younger sister was out and about on her way home from one of her friend’s house....

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