4th July 2009
Gay Tory MP attacks new expenses story 3
6:05 PM — Openly gay Conservative MP Alan Duncan has attacked the Daily Telegraph over the latest story on his expense claims. According to the newspaper, Duncan claimed £63,000 by "flipping" a mortgage to a property he had owned outright for ten years.
Boos and cheers as politicians address Pride crowds 36
5:25 PM — Just a day after a heated row over homophobia between Labour and the Conservatives, almost one million people gathered in London to celebrate gay Pride.
Peter Tatchell reminds Sarah Brown gays can’t marry 27
2:30 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has reminded Sarah Brown, the prime minister's wife, that gays cannot get married. She marched in the Pride parade with Stonewall chief Ben Summerskill and gay MEP Michael Cashman as she waved a pink Union flag.
Sarah Brown marches in Pride parade 14
1:58 PM — The prime minister's wife Sarah Brown today made history by marching in London's Pride parade.
Gordon and Sarah Brown host Pride reception 6
1:34 PM — Gordon and Sarah Brown hosted an intimate reception in Downing Street's gardens this morning for organisers of London Pride and the pink press.
Gay Tory MPs miss London Pride 13
11:57 AM — Gay Conservative MPs Alan Duncan and Nick Herbert will not attend London Pride today. Instead, shadow culture secretary Jeremy Hunt, who is not even gay, will attend in their place. He is to make a speech at Trafalgar Square this afternoon.
Gay Foreign Office minister Chris Bryant writes to ambassadors attacked over LGBT rights 4
10:17 AM — Openly gay Foreign Office minister Chris Bryant has extended his support to two British ambassadors who were criticised for their support of gay rights.