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  • 20th September 2011

    Lib Dems say 12-month gay blood ban must be lifted 27

    The Lib Dem conference voted to urge the government to remove the 12-month ban

    12:02 PM — The Liberal Democrat party has voted to urge the government to go further on removing blood donation restrictions on gay men. Members at the party's conference in Birmingham agreed that the new 12-month deferral period is "a ban by any other name".

  • 25th November 2010

    Gay Lib Dem David Laws set to return to government ‘soon’ 18

    David Laws may return to government soon (Photo: Keith Edkins)

    3:46 PM — Prime minister David Cameron has indicated that David Laws will return to government soon. The Liberal Democrat MP resigned as chief secretary to the Treasury in May after it was revealed he had broken Commons rules by paying expenses to his secret boyfriend.

  • 17th December 2009

    Gay Europe minister Chris Bryant attacks BBC’s ‘ludicrous mistake’ on gay execution debate 42

    Chris Bryant called the debate "ludicrous" and "insensitive"

    7:29 PM — Minister for Europe Chris Bryant has attacked the BBC for holding a debate on whether gays should be executed. Bryant, who is gay, told PinkNews.co.uk he would be writing to the BBC's World Service director Peter Horrocks to demand an explanation.

  • Tatchell says BBC ‘invited’ homophobia 10

    Peter Tatchell criticised the BBC

    1:11 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has criticised the BBC for allowing online readers to debate whether gays should be executed. He praised open debate but said the BBC put forward a "weak" argument against the question.

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