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ShoutOut is on Tunein.com. Fans of internet broadcasting will be familiar with the website, which lists hundreds of thousands of radio stations from around the world and links to their webstreams, giving access to a virtually endless world of radio listening. Now, if you search for gay programmes, "ShoutOut" is among those coming up alongside programmes and stations from around the world.
Digital Spy reports on Julie Goodyear's eviction from the Celebrity Big Brother House in Channel Five's hit TV show. Goodyear, who has had several lesbian relationships in the past, is famous for playing the character Bet Lynch in Coronation Street through the 1970's and 1980's. She said that as a disabled 70 year old pensioner, she was delighted to have lasted three weeks in the house. She also said that she backed gay icon Julian Clary to win the contest this year. "He's kind, caring and funny" she said.
The Guardian reports that thousands of older gay men will shortly be able to apply to have criminal records deleted, for offences that no longer exist. Even after the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in July 1967, there were many offences on the statute book which were used to prosecute gay men but not heterosexual people. These were swept away by the Sexual Offences Act 2003, which harmonised the laws. But some gay men still had criminal records caused by the obsolete laws. This affected job prospects.
MSN reports that Robbie Williams has a new album out on November 5th, but will it be one for the bonfire? Gay fans await the release with baited breath. But writing online, BBC Radio Two contributor Fraser McAlpine says that Robbie's star has passed. What do you think? Write in to ShoutOut with your views.
Scott Mills has told reporters for a woman's weekly magazine that Take That icon Robbie Williams helped him sort himself out during a very bleak period in life. Mills, who is one of BBC Radio One's out gay deejays, hit rock bottom after the death of his boyfriend. He once turned up for work drunk, but the BBC, he says, was supportive and did not terminate his employment. Mills has since turned his life around. The popular and handsome presenter has links with Bristol and for a while worked on the commercial station GWR, which is now called Heart-FM.