Tulisa agreed, saying: 'You came on stage and you seemed really gentle and then all of the sudden this fire and this soul and this diva came out of you.
For this year, Pride is supported by Ford, British Airways, Virgin Mobile and the Mayor of London.
While some may see this as business and politicians courting the pink pound and vote, it's also a clear indication that, from business to the arts, gay people are finally being accepted without prejudice.
Adding radio to his repertoire, after stints in publishing and TV, Dawe is a man to watch.
HEV 98 (down 97) Steve Parkinson, National Brand Director, Emap Radio Last year Parkinson, 39, charted in our Gay 101 as marketing director for Chrysalis.
Each year, to chart the progress of this move to equality, The Independent on Sunday publishes its Pink List, a celebration of the country's most influential gay men and women.
A few years ago we ran 20 names, some of whom needed persuading to appear.Wearing camel-coloured trosuers and a white V-neck T-shirt, the tool salesman from Wolverhampton, sang a version of Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love but his emotions got the better of him when his four-year-old son joined him on stage.'I started singing in bands from the age of 15,' she told them before performing.; I used to sing all over Glasgow, then I had two wonderful children who are my absolute life but I still have dreams that I’ve yet to fulfil.On Desert Island Discs she made it clear to interviewer Sue Lawley that she prefers to be called a dyke.Her memorial to the composer Benjamin Britten divided residents of Aldeburgh in Suffolk, where it stands on the beach.This year we had to choose from the hundreds of suggestions.