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  • 11th December 2011

    Marcus Collins loses out in final of X Factor 14

    Marcus Collins (right) and his mentor Gary Barlow

    9:12 PM — Marcus Collins, who is openly gay, lost out to girl band, Little Mix, on the television talent show X Factor at the final broadcast this evening on ITV 1 and filmed in front of an audience of 10,000 at Wembley Stadium.

  • 7th December 2011

    Obama pledges aid and asylum support for overseas gay rights 14

    It is the first instruction of its kind to be issued by the Obama administration

    9:46 AM — New instructions issued by the Obama administration call for US government agencies to consider gay rights when deciding aid and asylum cases. It is the first US government strategy dedicated to combating rights abuses against gay people abroad.

  • 10th November 2011

    Gay MP tells Parliament of homophobic attack 82

    Mr Andrew is the MP for Pudsey

    3:37 PM — Conservative MP for Pudsey recalls own experience, of 1990s anti-gay attack, during equality discussions in Westminster.

  • 28th January 2011

    Gay former cabinet minister Nick Brown claims his phone was tapped 4

    Nick Brown was chief whip under Gordon Brown and Tony Blair

    7:12 PM — Gay Labour MP, Nick Brown, who served as chief whip during Gordon Brown's tenure as prime minister and during Tony Blair's first administration has said that he believes his phone line was bugged by a tabloid newspaper.

  • 26th January 2011

    Tory MP removes blog comments about ‘gay lessons’ 17

    Richard Drax said he was concerned that young children would not understand the lessons

    10:35 AM — A Conservative MP who attacked gay-inclusive lessons as “ludicrous” has removed his blog post. Richard Drax, who represents South Dorset, had claimed that the lessons would impose "questionable sexual standards" on children.

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