People mention the pink pound and I know we are going through financial difficulty, but with the LGBT community I think there is an opportunity for companies to attract new customers who are quite loyal." The majority of the festival will be family friendly, however the Glam Marquee will be over 18 due to alcohol and the adult humour of some of drag acts.Mc Loughlin, who also goes by the surname Baker, had only been released from jail two years earlier after he served five years of an eight-year manslaughter sentence for killing Len Delgatty, 49, in 1983.
In a magazine interview the London-born Bush frontman confirmed the much-rumoured relationship with 1980's New Romantic gender bender, Marilyn, branding it a ‘one-time experimentation’. Sources said she was aware of the rumours but her husband’s candour meant that for the first time he had to tell her they were true.
Tyson Martin, chairman of the Herts Pride committee, said the event has been worked on by the organisations such as Hertfordshire County Council and Watford Community Housing Trust, which make up the Hertfordshire LGBT Partnership.
However he said the event had already attracted many sponsors and was gaining a momentum of its own in recent months.
He claimed he lost his temper when Mr Delgatty – who had been jailed for two years for under-age sex and another sexual offence – played a tape in which he fantasised about having sex with a teenage boy.
Mr Delgatty’s skull was smashed with a hammer and he was strangled with a towel.