Tory MP will tomorrow urge Commons to drop gay blood ban 3
4:47 PM — A motion calling for an end to the 12-month deferral on gay and bisexual men donating blood will be tabled on Wednesday by Conservative MP Michael Fabricant.
Tory MP: Opposing gay marriage is ‘understandable’ and not homophobic 29
2:12 PM — Conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage are holding "an understandable theological and cultural position", says Windsor MP Adam Afriyie.
2nd October 2014
Gay Tories rally round Business Minister over Labour ‘full of queers’ accident 20
6:24 PM — Senior Tories have criticised Labour MP Chris Bryant for suggesting Business Minister Matthew Hancock should be sacked for accidentally tweeting that Labour was a party “full of queers”.
Tory Minister retweets ‘Labour is full of queers’ poem 34
1:24 PM — Business Minister Matthew Hancock has retweeted a poem suggesting the Labour Party “is full of queers”.
24th September 2014
Senior Tory MP slams anti-gay Devon columnist for ‘repellent’ views 11
3:18 PM — Dr Sarah Wollaston has condemned the “repellent” remarks of a Devon newspaper columnist who described homosexuality as an “aberration”.
4th September 2014
Nicky Morgan: ‘Let me have a think about making PSHE statutory’ 17
2:13 PM — Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan has hinted that she could be moving towards supporting statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education.
26th August 2014
A growing number of Tories are calling for statutory sex education 5
7:05 PM — Former Conservative Party Vice-Chairman Michael Fabricant has become the latest Tory to back calls for statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education.
Tories should back statutory sex education, says Health Committee Chair 4
1:31 PM — Tory MP Dr Sarah Wollaston is calling on her party to support statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education.
14th August 2014
Tory MP: ‘Equalising blood laws is the next frontier for UK gay rights’ 62
2:17 PM — Michael Fabricant says blanket restrictions preventing gay and bisexual men from giving blood must end and that it’s time for an equal policy.
5th August 2014
Thatcher told me: ‘I don’t want anything to do’ with the AIDS campaign 36
2:50 PM — Margaret Thatcher “pursed her lips” over the 1986 government campaign against the AIDS epidemic, refusing to take any responsibility, says Edwina Currie.
15th July 2014
Will Nicky Morgan champion LGBT equality in schools as Education Secretary? 8
12:02 PM — Michael Gove, who previously resisted updating sex education guidance in schools, has been replaced by a minister who voted against same-sex marriage - and is now responsible for the entire equalities brief and all of schools.
9th July 2014
Ann Widdecombe backs anti-gay marriage Belfast bakery 97
2:54 PM — Ann Widdecombe is supporting the owners of a Belfast bakery who refused to make a cake featuring a pro-equal marriage message.
19th June 2014
Gay activist hopes to unseat Tory MP who warned of ‘aggressive homosexuals’ 12
4:46 PM — An LGBT rights campaigner is running to become a selected Labour candidate in a seat occupied by Conservative MP Sir Gerald Howarth.
18th June 2014
Tory MP Nigel Evans elected to senior party committee 5
6:46 PM — Conservative MP Nigel Evans has been elected to the influential 1922 committee.
Ann Widdecombe: ‘I was very alienated by gay marriage’ 111
4:03 PM — Former Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe says David Cameron’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage left her feeling “alienated”.
10th June 2014
Tory MP: Gay marriage was a mistake – Labour would have done it anyway 41
12:17 PM — Conservative MP Sir Edward Leigh has called for his party to “apologise” for legalising same-sex marriage.
3rd June 2014
Tory MP Nigel Evans: Those cleared of sex charges should receive counselling 7
2:00 PM — Conservative MP Nigel Evans says people who are cleared of sexual offences should be entitled to the same counselling that is offered to crime victims.
19th May 2014
Michael Fabricant: Blair once dubbed the Tories ‘homophobes’ – but we’ve moved on 16
1:40 PM — Conservative MP Michael Fabricant says his party is no longer made up “retired colonel types” with “horrendous” views.
17th May 2014
Tory Equalities Minister: A lot has been achieved for LGBT rights but we must not be complacement 21
9:59 AM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews on IDAHOT, Minister for Equalities Sajid Javid says the government is "by no means complacent" when it comes to LGBT rights.
16th May 2014
Tory MP Nigel Evans: ‘Rape suspects need anonymity’ 23
11:00 AM — Conservative MP Nigel Evans says it’s time rape suspects were granted anonymity and has expressed sadness over the arrest of Oxford Union President Ben Sullivan.