26th July 2012
Archbishop to meet partner of MP he suggested died early ‘because he was gay’ 92
3:45 PM — The new Catholic Archbishop of Glasgow Philip Tartaglia is to meet the partner of an MP he suggested died prematurely because he was gay.
14th May 2012
Stephen Twigg, first openly gay man to be elected as an MP comes @Out4Marriage 4
12:34 PM — Stephen Twigg, the first openly gay man to be elected to the UK's House of Commons, has declared his support for marriage equality in the Out4Marriage campaign.
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.
24th November 2011
Right-wing Polish group registers logo depicting “no” symbol over gay sex graphic 17
4:54 PM — The decision by a court to allow registration of the logo is being opposed by Robert Biedron, the first openly gay MP in Poland's history, who took office this month.
16th November 2011
Shooting finishes on first gay Nepalese film Snow Flowers, dubbed “Brokeback Everest” 13
1:01 PM — Film's star Nisha Adhikari said it would be "a simple love story with a lot of complications", following two lesbians in the Asian country where significant gay rights advances have recently been made.
10th November 2011
Gay MP tells Parliament of homophobic attack 82
3:37 PM — Conservative MP for Pudsey recalls own experience, of 1990s anti-gay attack, during equality discussions in Westminster.
8th November 2011
Poland’s first gay and trans MPs to be sworn in 16
11:54 AM — Anna Grodzka is believed to become the first sitting trans MP anywhere in the world when she is sworn in with Robert Biedron today.
11th July 2011
Deputy speaker Nigel Evans: ‘I lost 35 years of my life in the closet’ 38
8:10 PM — Exclusive interview: In contrast to some MPs, who seem to be regurgitating press releases, Nigel Evans is candid, humorous and happy to chat away. The Tory MP, who is the hugely popular deputy speaker of the House of Commons, came out as gay last December, saying he was tired of living a lie.
18th November 2010
Britain’s first out gay MP Chris Smith honoured 2
1:46 PM — Lord Chris Smith, who was Britain's first out gay MP, has been honoured by Islington council. The former Labour MP for Islington South and Finsbury, who came out 25 years ago, was awarded Freedom of the Borough.
16th February 2010
Gay civil partnerships approved for parliament 17
2:57 PM — The Houses of Parliament will be opened for civil partnerships and marriages for both MPs and members of the public. Westminster council has approved two rooms for use for the non-religious ceremonies after Speaker John Bercow began looking into the possibility of holding ceremonies for gay MPs on parliament's grounds last year.
20th January 2010
Nepal to court gay tourism 5
12:38 PM — Nepal is set to legalise gay marriage later this year and will celebrate the change by promoting the country as the gay tourism capital of Asia.
14th January 2010
Bercow hopes for Westminster civil partnerships before May 9
7:12 PM — Speaker John Bercow said today that he hopes civil partnerships for gay MPs will be held in parliament in the next few months.