27th February 2015
Grant Shapps: I haven’t had to deal with homophobic candidates as Tory chair 10
11:26 AM — The Chairman of the Conservative Party has spoken candidly in an interview with PinkNews about the evolution of the party on social issues, and how Britain can act as a world leader.
1st February 2015
Conservative chairman rules out ‘pacts and deals’ with UKIP 15
6:13 PM — Grant Shapps, the Chairman of the Conservative Party, has ruled out entering a 'pact' with UKIP after the General Election.
23rd June 2014
Republican congressman: It was ‘hasty’ of local party to censure me for supporting same-sex marriage 1
3:10 PM — A Republican congressman who was censured by his own local party for backing same-sex marriage has said the action was "hastily pursued".
20th June 2014
Texas GOP Chair: Party was ‘forced’ to pass platform endorsing gay cure therapy 3
4:46 PM — The chair of the Texas Republican party has claimed that delegates were "forced" to pass a platform endorsing gay cure therapy, due to a loophole in conference rules.
17th June 2014
Gay MP Mike Freer appointed as Tory Vice Chair 3
5:38 PM — Openly gay MP Mike Freer has been appointed to the position of Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party with a remit for equalities.
13th April 2014
US: Nevada Republicans drop opposition to same-sex marriage from platform 6
8:14 PM — The Nevada GOP has removed policies opposing same-sex marriage and abortion from its state platform.
12th November 2013
SNP minister Derek Mackay comes out as gay after separating from his wife 10
10:18 AM — Derek Mackay, a senior Scottish Government minister, has publicly come out as gay after separating from his wife.
4th January 2012
Rupert Murdoch considers Rick Santorum’s “big vision” 38
12:50 PM — Rupert Murdoch, Chairman of News Corporation, has spoken out in support of Republican presidential candidacy hopeful and marriage equality opponent Rick Santorum's "big vision" for the US and praised his presentation style "regardless of policies".
31st October 2011
Brighton football supporters urge FA to tackle anti-gay chants 86
2:29 PM — Sussex football team's supporters suffer homophobic chants at away games, as FA urges personal responsibility to ticket-holders.
4th February 2010
Colin Powell says Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell should be repealed 14
12:59 PM — Former US secretary of state and joint chiefs of staff chairman Colin Powell has said he thinks the military gay ban should be repealed. Powell was previously in favour of the 1993 ban and helped pass the legislation.