27th March 2014
Labour MP Ben Bradshaw: I want to know will the Church sack a priest for marrying a gay partner? 5
11:34 AM — Labour MP Ben Bradshaw has thrown down the gauntlet to the Church of England, saying it should confirm whether it would defrock a priest for marrying a same-sex partner.
16th December 2013
Former Culture Secretary: BBC must review guidelines following Graham Norton AIDS ribbon row 15
2:50 PM — Former Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw has written to BBC Director General Lord Hall over the decision to discipline Graham Norton for wearing a ribbon for World AIDS Day, and says the corporation is not being consistent with its own guidelines.
10th July 2013
Labour MP Ben Bradshaw: Exeter church ‘banned same-sex couple from worship’ 30
11:57 AM — A same-sex couple were refused permission to worship in a church in Exeter, Labour MP Ben Bradshaw has told the House of Commons.
28th November 2012
Labour MP Ben Bradshaw: ‘Urine is pouring into my office’ 11
5:14 PM — Labour MP Ben Bradshaw, the first MP elected as an openly gay man and former Culture Secretary has amused Twitter by revealing that his House of Commons office is covered in urine.
2nd November 2012
Scottish Tory leader booed at Stonewall Awards 83
2:17 AM — The leader of the Scottish Conservatives Ruth Davidson found herself being booed off the stage at last night’s Stonewall Awards in central London.
19th September 2012
Australian politician, who linked bestiality with equal marriage, to attend UK Conservative event 23
6:08 PM — Australian Senator Cory Bernardi, who was sacked as an aide to the country's opposition leader after linking equal marriage to bestiality, is due to attend a conference of young Conservatives in Oxford this weekend.
11th April 2012
Ben Bradshaw defends marriage priority comments 124
3:32 PM — Gay Labour MP Ben Bradshaw has said his comments on marriage equality, which he said was not a priority for the gay community while a debate over government proposals continues, have been taken 'out of context rather grotesquely' and 'quoted selectively'.
10th April 2012
Gay MP Stuart Andrew: ‘Ben Bradshaw is the one playing politics’ 110
3:38 PM — Conservative MP Stuart Andrew has fired back at Ben Bradshaw's comments that the government's marriage equality plans are 'pure politics', drawing attention the Conservative's equalities manifesto which first mentioned the move before the election.
8th April 2012
Sunday Times disagrees with sister paper The Times over allowing gay couples to marry 46
9:48 PM — The Times made waves last month with a series of editorials backing the Government's plans for the introduction of civil marriage equality. But its sister newspaper The Sunday Times today backed the gay former Labour cabinet minister Ben Bradshaw saying that same sex marriage is "unnecessary".
6th April 2012
Gay former cabinet minister Ben Bradshaw mocks Government’s plans for marriage equality 387
10:20 AM — Mr Bradshaw made the bizarre comment at a crucial moment in the battle for marriage equality, after a petition launched by the homophobic Coalition for Marriage group which insists that the institution should remain traditional - i.e. between a man and a woman – went beyond 400,000 signatures.
21st March 2012
Liberal Democrat president speaks out on religious charity’s internship scheme 54
1:38 PM — Liberal Democrats president Tim Farron spoke out in defence of the internship scheme funded by religious charity CARE this week, saying it provides valuable access to Parliament for young people, but his office will look into indications gay MPs have not been allowed to participate.
9th November 2010
Video: Politicians join Stonewall ‘It Gets Better Today’ campaign 14
12:19 PM — Politicians from all of the main parties have added their support to a Stonewall campaign to support gay teenagers. The campaign is inspired by the US YouTube campaign It Gets Better and encourages people to record short videos of support.
8th October 2010
Ben Bradshaw and Chris Bryant lose out on Shadow Cabinet places – but Angela Eagle succeeds 25
10:51 AM — The results of the shadow cabinet elections were published last night, revealing that three of the Labour's best-known out gay MPs did not make the final cut.
17th February 2010
Gay Tory Nick Herbert says party has made ‘rapid conversion’ on gay equality 113
12:29 PM — Nick Herbert, the shadow environment secretary, has said the Conservative party has seen a "definite change" in its attitudes to gay people. He said the Tories had to be "properly representative" of the whole country.
11th February 2010
Praise for Alexander McQueen’s ‘extraordinary talent’ 3
6:46 PM — Figures in fashion and politics have paid tribute to the talent, creativity and genius of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen.
21st December 2009
Culture secretary Ben Bradshaw criticised for Sri Lankan Christmas holiday 33
12:02 AM — The Independent on Sunday reports that human rights campaigners have questioned whether openly gay culture secretary Ben Bradshaw should have decided to hold his Christmas holiday on the island of Sri Lanka.