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  • 25th July 2012

    David Cameron warns Church of ‘repeating Tory mistakes’ with LGBT community 39

    David Cameron with Rev Daniel Gibbins and Rt Rev Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham at the reception

    11:21 AM — Prime Minister David Cameron has "gently" warned the Church of England not to repeat mistakes he said his party had made by alienating gay people in its opposition to marriage equality for gay couples.

  • 23rd February 2012

    Downing Street hosts summit on homophobia and racism in football 14

    The summit comes during a tumultuous week for football

    11:44 AM — The Prime Minister hosted a summit yesterday aimed at tackling homophobia in football in a week which has seen the FA fine Ravel Morrison £7,000 for a homophobic tweet and the former Chelsea coach José Mourinho severely criticised for using a gay slur.

  • 17th May 2011

    Elton John meets David Cameron to discuss HIV rates 30

    Elton John met David Cameron to discuss HIV rates

    11:29 AM — Elton John has met with prime minister David Cameron to discuss the work of his HIV and AIDS charity, the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The private meeting was held at Downing Street and John also met international development secretary Andrew Mitchell, whose department has worked with the EJAF on projects around the world.

  • 19th November 2010

    Ray Collins and Michael Bishop to become peers

    Labour general secretary Ray Collins is to become a Labour peer

    2:02 PM — Labour Party general secretary Ray Collins and businessman Michael Bishop, who are both gay, are to become peers. They were on the list of 54 new working peers announced by Downing Street today.

  • 25th February 2010

    Liverpool policeman James Parkes ties the knot 12

    James Downey-Parkes tied the knot earlier this month

    11:08 AM — James Downey-Parkes, the Liverpool policeman who was beaten in a homophobic assault in October, has had a civil partnership.

  • Gordon Brown promises gay people they ‘will not have to walk alone’ 51

    Gordon Brown hosted an LGBT reception

    10:50 AM — Prime minister Gordon Brown paid tribute last night to gay and lesbian members of the armed forces at a reception to mark the contribution of the LGBT community for Britain.

  • 19th January 2010

    Same-sex hand holding day goes worldwide 5

    Vince and Avinash on the Great Wall of China

    6:54 PM — The organiser of an initiative to help gay people feel confident holding hands in public is celebrating the spread of the movement across the world.

  • 30th December 2009

    The gay highs and lows of 2009 13

    Will 2010 see a prime minister marching with the Pride parade?

    7:07 PM — A look back at the best and worst moments for LGBT causes in 2009. While sports stars came out and politicians rushed to stand up for gay rights, the year was marred by the death of a much-loved pop star and a string of violent homophobic attacks.

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