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Stephen Gately and Andy Cowles: Boys Band Together


Singer Stephen Gately, formerly of Boyzone, is the latest Brit celeb to tie the knot in a civil partnership. His "wedding" to "internet entrepreneur" Andy Cowles took place at the Goring Hotel, adjacent to Buckingham Palace. Gately's music career has since fizzled, and he's switched to acting: "He is currently working as an actor and is due to play the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury next month."

Towleroad wishes Gately and his new groom the best of luck.

"No Matter What" — Boyzone
Boyzone - Notting Hill - No Matter What

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  1. Gately's one-and-only solo CD is really good. I'm still playing it.

    Posted by: Bill | Mar 20, 2006 10:39:01 AM

  2. Gately's actually Irish. I always thought he was the cutest one in the group.

    Posted by: BJ Murphy | Mar 20, 2006 11:14:35 AM

  3. Why the scare quotes around "wedding"?

    Posted by: Tyler | Mar 20, 2006 11:23:37 AM

  4. Scare quotes around wedding? Because in Britain it's called a civil partnership.

    Posted by: andy | Mar 20, 2006 11:29:46 AM

  5. I hear that Stephen is to play Boq when "Wicked" opens in London later this year.

    Posted by: Mark | Mar 20, 2006 11:43:16 AM

  6. Yes, the British accepted an 85% otherwise-named legal coupling. This old ploy is what gave US blacks the Plessy decision and Jim Crow and Separate but Equal lie, and yes, 103 years after Emancipation, to legally marry out of his/her race.

    The majority always give play this canard about five minutes before minorities would win their full and equal rights under law but do not have the testicular fortitude to wait it Vermont and Connecticut instead of Massachusetts.

    Posted by: Raymond | Mar 20, 2006 12:05:38 PM

  7. Maybe we should let the women with Sapphic strength to win our rights for us. They won it in MA, in ON, and won it in NE and BL in Europe.

    Posted by: Raymond | Mar 20, 2006 12:07:30 PM

  8. yes he's irish so you should change your posting to accurately reflect that. he's not a "british celeb." signed,
    annoyed magazine fact-checker

    Posted by: john phelan | Mar 20, 2006 2:12:57 PM

  9. now all we need is Andy Towle to marry a boyband member

    Posted by: Elliott | Mar 20, 2006 2:35:08 PM

  10. Andy already found his boy, Dave...

    Posted by: hun | Mar 20, 2006 3:06:44 PM

  11. "Better to marry than to burn" (huge grin)

    Posted by: Raymond | Mar 20, 2006 8:19:54 PM

  12. just another peeved Irish guy annoyed by the fact that yet another Irish person is mistaken for being British. .. I know the difference is negligible to most Americans, but it really grates after a while to have Irish success stories adopted by Britain.

    Congrats to Stephen though :)

    Posted by: ebby | Mar 20, 2006 8:58:31 PM

  13. i think he's the cutest among the group

    Posted by: john | Jul 17, 2007 9:51:48 PM

  14. I think he's the cutest and has the most beautiful voice in the band...i hope there will be a reunion for boyzone...

    Posted by: mikaela | Nov 2, 2007 8:32:58 AM

  15. he is my idol. i wish my country philippines will accept gay couples equally so that like stephen we will be opened to the public not to hide in our closets. kudos to stephen and his partner. i am proud of you

    Posted by: bonn | Mar 22, 2008 1:38:17 PM

  16. To all the sad idiots making comments about Gately not being British: get a life! Yes, he is indeed Irish but where did he live? Where did he marry? Britain adopted him as his own, accepting fully his Irish-ness. There is no plot to make him British. He is Irish and we still love him for it. For the stupid (so-called Irish) Americans out there ... FUCK OFF!!!

    Posted by: Britain4eva | Oct 11, 2009 4:06:18 PM

  17. Let's all remember Stephen Gately as a fantasic singer and a guy with a great personality!

    Rest in Peace Stephen!!!

    Posted by: svend juritzen | Oct 13, 2009 9:25:09 AM

  18. Yes, but Stephen was very proud to be Irish. The Britons always want to adopt the famous Irish people as their own. Pathetic.

    Posted by: sam | Dec 27, 2009 8:10:59 PM

  19. yes, but Stephen was very proud to be Irish. Funny how the British always try to adopt the the famous Irish people as their own! ridiculous.

    Posted by: sam | Dec 27, 2009 8:13:10 PM

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