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EastEnders' June Brown sings on Christmas single supporting LGBT charity

June Brown

The Dot Cotton actress teams up a host of stars including Samantha Fox and Union J's Jamie Hensley

EastEnders star June Brown has joined a host of singers to release a Christmas charity single. Performing under the name Love Against The Machine, the ensemble also includes Union J star Jaymi Hensley and Samantha Fox. They have recorded Love Is The Only Law – 50 Years Legal in support of The Albert Kennedy Trust, which helps LGBT young people in crisis.

Ninety-year-old June, who plays Dot Cotton in the BBC1 soap, introduces the song’s official video, featuring a range of singers and images from key LGBT milestones through history.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0qIyZ-ECsc

 

The song will be officially released on December 15 and it hopes to be the Christmas number one single.

The lyrics were inspired by Simon Napier-Bell’s film 50 Years Legal and Simon, who once managed the late pop superstar George Michael, has given the track his blessing.

Other performers on the single include 4 Poofs And A Piano, who were the house band on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, and 2011 X Factor runner-up Marcus Collins.

According to The Albert Kennedy Trust, at least 150,000 young people are homeless or living in a hostile environment. A quarter identify as LGBT, with more than three-quarters attributing their situation with rejection and abuse by family following their coming out.

The Albert Kennedy Trust aims to provide shelter, mentoring, training and a national digital support service.