16th March 2009
Interview: Britain’s gay Consul General to Cape Town 6
5:28 PM — Coming from Leeds polytechnic university, Richard Wood was always going to be an unusual diplomat. Currently, he heads the British Consulate in Cape Town and lives in the city with his partner, riding a red Vespa to work.
6th March 2009
The 50 most powerful gay, lesbian and bisexual people in British politics 45
4:27 PM — This year's list could only be headed by one person. The return of Peter Mandelson to frontline British politics was predicted by no-one.
Comment: Gordon Brown speaks out for gay rights at Downing Street 7
3:10 PM — Gordon Brown congratulates gay rights movement and criticises Proposition 8 at the LGBT History Month reception.
4th March 2009
Prime Minister renews special relationship in address to US Congress 4
7:59 PM — Gordon Brown addressed a joint session of the United States Congress earlier today, only the fifth British Prime Minister to do so.
2nd March 2009
Analysis: What the new IVF parenthood laws mean for lesbians 5
12:28 PM — From April 6th, lesbian couples will automatically have both their names added to the birth certificate of children conceived following fertility treatment.
27th February 2009
Comment: Tory MPs really need to shut up if they want my vote 26
1:52 PM — As a political journalist, I regularly talk to MPs and activists of all parties. Tories spend most of their time telling me how much their party has changed.
26th February 2009
Comment: Iraq’s gays go underground to survive 5
2:01 PM — In the bad old days of slavery in the United States, there was the "Underground Railroad" – a clandestine network of secret routes and safe houses – which spirited thousands of southern slaves to freedom.
23rd February 2009
Video: Gay kids – you are beautiful, wonderful creatures of value 8
4:32 PM — The winner of the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay spoke directly to gay kids when he accepted his award in Los Angeles last night.
Video: Thank you, you commie, homo-loving sons of guns 1
3:40 PM — Sean Penn directly challenged homophobia in his acceptance speech at the Academy Awards last night.
6th February 2009
Comment: Tony Blair’s call to restore religious faith “to its rightful place” 15
5:08 PM — It is an honour to be here. A particular honour to be with you Mr. President. The world participated in the celebration of your election.
30th January 2009
Profile: World’s first lesbian Prime Minister’s slow rise to power 9
2:19 PM — When it was announced earlier this week that Johanna Sigurdardottir was likely to be appointed prime minister, little did Icelanders realise that their small island would be making history.
23rd January 2009
Interview: NUS president explains why pragmatism is the best politics 6
12:42 PM — On Tuesday, as Barack Obama was preparing to take control of the world's only superpower, change had come to Wolverhampton.
21st January 2009
Comment: Gay bishop’s eyewitness account of Obama’s inauguration 9
4:42 PM — Gene Robinson, the Anglican Bishop of New Hampshire, has returned to blogging after a break of several months to share his experiences of the inauguration celebrations in Washington DC.
Interview: BBC’s man in Washington accentuates the positive
3:40 PM — Justin Webb has not gone completely native in his seven years in the United States as a BBC correspondent. "There are several areas where I'm completely un-American," he asserts down a crackly phone line from Washington DC.
20th January 2009
Obama: The world has changed, and we must change with it 1
5:27 PM — I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors.
Video: The 44th President’s journey from Hawaii to the White House
2:02 PM — Later today a junior Senator from Illinois, with just four years experience in Washington, will take the oath of office and become the 44th President of the United States.
19th January 2009
David Cameron’s new Shadow Cabinet in full 3
2:02 PM — Here is the new Shadow Cabinet in full. Today David Cameron sacked Peter Ainsworth and brought back Ken Clarke.
Gene Robinson: God, we give you thanks for your child Barack 3
1:14 PM — Yesterday Gene Robinson, Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire, led prayers at the start of a free outdoor celebration concert in Washington DC.
Analysis: Obama’s comprehensive support for gay equality 10
12:21 PM — What can lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans Americans expect from the new President of the United States?
16th January 2009
Interview: Twitter to victory says Labour candidate 3
3:00 PM — Luke Pollard, the Labour party candidate for South West Devon at the next general election, is introducing me to the online world of Twitter.