The new series was relaunched on Channel5 last month and is now presented by English entertainer Paul O'Grady.
"We wanted to be inclusive with our contestants and having LGBT representation throughout the series was really important to us from the outset, alongside maintaining the spirit and warmth of the original and much-loved format," a Channel5 spokeswoman said.
By Lin Taylor LONDON, July 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A popular dating show on British television will for the first time include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) contestants, more than 30 years after it was first broadcast.
The "Blind Date" episode, to air on Saturday to coincide with London's gay pride march, will feature a woman deciding between three potential female dates who are hidden from view.
MEDIEVAL markings to ward off evil spirits and bad omens are being uncovered in Bolton’s historic buildings to form part of a national survey.
Bolton Archaeology and Egyptology Society is co-ordinating the Medieval Graffiti Survey locally to record the variety of marks that can be found on buildings to give an insight into past superstitions and fears — and the society wants to hear from anyone who knows of a building locally with elements that pre-date 1700.
Such symbols were carved on to stone or woodwork near entrances including doorways, windows and fireplaces to protect those living there from witches and evil spirits, as well as danger.LGBT rights group Stonewall said it welcomed the decision and hoped to see more television programmes featuring sexually diverse people."The show's commitment to inclusion is welcomed by the community, demonstrating just how far society - and LGBT representation in the media - has come," a Stonewall spokesman told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.50is the leading over 50 online dating site and active community for baby boomers, senior singles and singles over 50 in the United States.We are committed to help you to find a partner for dating, friendship and companionship. Join for free now to connect with thousands of other American singles in their prime like you!