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By The Gay UK April 24, 2014 4:02:00 PM UTC

The United Kingdom’s Eurovision 2014 representative Molly has launched the official video for ‘Children of the Universe’. On 10th May Molly will perform the track at the Eurovision Grand Final which will be held in Copenhagen and in front of a televised global audience of 125 million people.

by Newsdesk | 24th April 2014



Already installed as one of the favourites to win this year’s event, ‘Children of the Universe’ is an uplifting anthem which allows Molly’s vocal ability to soar and shine. The first UK Eurovision entry to be entirely self-written by the performing artist since Katrina and the Waves triumphed in 1997, ‘Children of the Universe’ was inspired by Max Ehrmann’s poem Desiderata.

“As it says, I believe that we’re all important in some way, and that we all have a part to play in something bigger,” says Molly. “We just have to follow our heart and our instinct and see what happens.”

After playing numerous shows at London’s best singer-songwriter venues, earning a variety of best unsigned artist awards and even supporting Bombay Bicycle Club, Molly was as surprised as anyone when she was invited to pitch a song as a possible entry in this year’s contest. After she wrote a number of demo ideas, she selected ‘Children of the Universe’ as the strongest song. Her producer Anders Hansson agreed and suggested that the song would be even more captivating with the addition of an orchestral arrangement.


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For Molly, the greatest benefit of Eurovision is that she’ll finally be able to achieve her lifelong ambition of releasing an album – and she already has dozens of songs written for possible inclusion, with elements of everything from country to dubstep feeding into a core pop sound.

“I want to change preconceptions of Eurovision and make people who think it isn’t cool to think, ‘this is actually quite good’. And I want the people of the UK to be proud of me,” she continues. “But Eurovision is part of my journey: it’s not the journey itself.”

The digital release of the single will see ‘Children of the Universe’ packaged with an extended version of the song together with a remix courtesy of Secaina Hudson, the London-based artist, writer and producer who has collaborated with A*M*E and who has created popular refixes of tracks from Katy Perry and James Blake.


Buy it now from iTunes



By The Gay UK April 24, 2014 1:15:00 PM UTC

You have to hand it to Tom, but he looks good in almost everything and doing everything.

by Newsdesk | 24th April 2014




In next week's TDGG Tom finds himself in Australia and on board a fighter jet - and as these piccys show, Tom Daley looks flawless whilst being flung around and facing up to 9 gs!




And don't worry, we didn't forget - here's a picture of Tom without his top on... Hurrah Here he is in Cairns, which is in the north-east of Australia.


On this leg of their global adventure Tom and Sophie head down under to the land of golden beaches and kangaroos - Australia. They're travelling by land, sea and air to explore the country, where Tom will take to the skies in a fighter plane.



By The Gay UK April 24, 2014 9:58:00 AM UTC

Madonna has upset some gay fans after calling Kale and Vladimir Putin Gay in a word association game for Buzzfeed.

by Newsdesk | 24th April 2014



Buzzfeed
Buzzfeed


The Material Girl singer, 55, has upset many gay fans after she called Kale gay in a word association game for Buzzfeed.


She also used the word to describe the Russian President Vladimir Putin during the game.


Many fans were quick to pick up on Madonna's use of the word in a negative context.


One user said: 'Really Madge, ‘gay’? Cos its totes appropriate to use it as a slur. *holds sarcasm sign*' Whilst another said:


'Finally, photos where she seems to be accepting that she’s in her 50’s rather than her 20’s. Much classier. Only complaint: calling kale ‘gay’. Is that supposed to mean it’s bad or saying that only homosexuals enjoy it…? I can get behind her calling Putin gay, he’s so vehemently anti-gay that it would make sense.'


Madonna has long been recognised for her gay rights advocacy, but this isn't the first time she caused upset amongst fans for offensive language.


Earlier this year the singer appologised after using a racial slur on Instagram to caption a picture of herself and son Rocco.


'I am sorry if I offended anyone with my use of the N-word on Instagram," she said. "It was not meant as a racial slur ... I am not a racist.'




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By The Gay UK April 24, 2014 8:25:00 AM UTC

Pink Week in Slovenia is fast approaching and we have a special last minute deal for TheGayUK readers, saving €100 per person on some great week long packages.

Newsdesk | 23rd April 2014



Bled Castle
Bled Castle

Slovenia has been putting together the perfect packages for you to enjoy during Pink Week, 4 - 11th May 2014, starting with 4 nights either at the spa resort in the mountains or relaxing by the sea in a first class hotel before moving to the city of Ljubljana to party the weekend away.



Ljubljana
Ljubljana

Some of TheGayUK will also be there to celebrate what’s set to be the most exciting week to visit Slovenia. Packages are tailored to suit all budgets from a €499 4 day city break in the beautiful Ljubljana to a full VIP experience for seven days from €6,980. Plus as a special guest, being a reader of TheGayUK makes everyone special, there is an extra €100 off these prices per person for you.



Cirkus Club
Cirkus Club

Just visit: www.PinkWeek.eu and choose your package then at the checkout type in the discount code: TheGayUK100 to save €100 per person.


Look forward to seeing you all there.




By The Gay UK April 23, 2014 10:27:00 AM UTC

PinkWeek.eu is a tourism project that will take place in Slovenia during 4 and 11 May 2014. It was specially designed with the wishes and needs of LGBT population in mind. This exclusive leisure product will enable guests to fully experience Slovenia by visiting selected tourist attractions and discovering the hidden gems of this tiny picture-perfect Central European country. Because of the specifics of this tourism segment we added a combination of gourmet pleasures, hedonism and parties, as well as a possibility of above-standard accommodation.

by Newsdesk | 23rd April 2014




In the first four days guests will visit the biggest underground cave system in Europe, spend a day at the Adriatic coast, enjoy the Alpine mountains or taste Slovenian culinary delicacies. The last four days will offer a chance to visit the fairytale Bled lake and explore the lively capital Ljubljana with its numerous parties. The journey will conclude with a gala dinner with special guests at the Ljubljana Castle, and since 10 May is also the night of the Eurovision Song Contest final, the gala dinner was conceived with a special eurosong atmosphere.




We offer four different types of 8 Day Package based on different lifestyle preferences of our guests. Each type includes staying in two different hotels together with the above- mentioned corresponding tourist attractions. Guests that will choose the 4 Day Package will be accommodated in Ljubljana and will enjoy the last 4 days of the programme together with other guests.


Common features of all packages

o Nature

o CulinaryArt

o Golf

o Sports&Well-Being o Fun




Imperial Luxury Travel Solutions - No. 1 LGBT travel agency in Slovenia

As a provider of the highest quality LGBT tailor-made travel experiences, we offer unrivalled service to our clients. With over 10 years' experience in luxury travel, we have developed a level of expertise that is hard to match. As an independent operator we are constantly seeking out the best new luxury travel experiences. We are also a leading Slovenian travel agency for leisure and business travellers.


Flights from all over the UK with EasyJet, Air Serbia, Brussels Airlines and Austrian.




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By The Gay UK April 23, 2014 8:28:00 AM UTC

Fancy Meeting Brad Pitt? Groupon have just launched a new deal to meet the star in New Orleans at an exclusive charity gala night. You can either buy yourself a ticket or enter their free draw.

Graham Davies | 23rd April 2014



Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt, the founder of the Make It Right organisation, has teamed up with Groupon to offer the chance to meet him at a gala evening with dinner, cocktails and performances from Kings of Leon and Bruno Mars. There are a couple of ways to get involved. Either make a donation to the charity of £15,000 to secure your place or, if money’s a little tight, enter Groupon’s free prize draw.


The draw is now open and will be drawn on the 6th May 2014 so you’ll have to be quick!


The winner of the draw will receive:

- Round-trip airfare from anywhere in the UK, France or Germany to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

- Three-night stay in a standard room at the W Hotel New Orleans

- Two VIP tickets to the Make It Right Gala on May 17, featuring Make It Right’s founder and event chairman Brad Pitt, internationally celebrated artists, including Bruno Mars and Kings of Leon and award-winning chefs

- Two tickets to the after party

- Chance for meet and greet with Make It Right founder Brad Pitt

- Tour of a Make It Right home with award-winning architect

- Private round-trip transportation to and from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport


You can enter the free prize draw here: www.groupon.co.uk


The Make It Right organisation was founded in 2007 and builds homes and buildings for communities in need to the highest standards of green building.


By The Gay UK April 23, 2014 8:26:00 AM UTC

Thank Liza For Instagram... Sometimes we can't believe the gay coming out of that platform, we love it!

by Newsdesk | 23rd April 2013



James Franco | Instagram
James Franco | Instagram

James Franco, who is fast becoming the selfie king has just posted this rather sweet pic of him in bed with Keegan Allen. If you're not sure who Keegan Allen is - he's most famous for his role on the ABC Family hit series Pretty Little Liars.


Last week Franco showed off his peachy bum on his Instagram account and it's fast becoming our go to place.


Check out James Franco's films on iTunes



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