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March 29, 2014

David Cameron tweeted his congratulations to first gay couples making history today

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has congratulated newly married gay couples in England and Wales today (29 March).

The leader of the Conservative party took to his Twitter account to voice his support for those at the forefront of this historic occasion.

‘Congratulations to all same-sex couples getting married today – I wish you every possible happiness for the future #equalmarriage’ he said.

The world’s media has been focused on those lucky couples who will make history as the first gay people to become legally married.

March 28, 2014

Look back on the battle to get same-sex marriage legalized in England and Wales as the first couples prepare to walk down the aisle

The first same-sex marriages in the UK will take place at the stroke of midnight tonight.

After years of tireless campaigning from the LGBTI community, same-sex couples in England and Wales will finally be able to say ‘I Do’.

Queen Elizabeth II signed the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) last year in July, but it took several months before couples could register their intention to marry.

March 14, 2014

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has written an open letter calling for sport to do more to welcome open LGBTI athletes

A gay prime minister would be accepted in the UK, according to Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband.

The Labour and Liberal Democrat leader have said they were confident the British public would be able to judge him or her on their abilities, not their sexual orientation.

In an open letter, Prime Minister David Cameron also said more gay role models were needed in the world of sport.

Asked by readers of a British gay publication, Clegg replied: ‘Yes and why not?

March 14, 2014

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has written an open letter calling for sport to do more to welcome open LGBTI athletes

A gay prime minister would be accepted in the UK, according to Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband.

The Labour and Liberal Democrat leader have said they were confident the British public would be able to judge him or her on their abilities, not their sexual orientation.

In an open letter, Prime Minister David Cameron also said more gay role models were needed in the world of sport.

Asked by readers of a British gay publication, Clegg replied: ‘Yes and why not?

February 5, 2014

David Silvester was kicked out of the UK Independence Party. Now he wants gays to ‘repent’ and has bizarrely voted for a town council motion against him

Local councilor David Silvester who said floods across Britain were caused by same-sex marriage equality has called on gays ‘to repent’ at a council meeting.

Silvester remains part of Henley Town Council, a prosperous town in southern England and home to the world-famous rowing regatta, despite being kicked out of the UK Independence Party because of his comments.

February 4, 2014

David Silvester, who blamed Britain's recent floods on gay marriage, refused to apologize or step down as town councilor

A UKIP councilor who blamed recent flooding on gay marriage has been expelled from the party, it emerged minutes ago.

Town councilor David Silvester, from Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, was suspended by the party on 19 January.

The UKIP politician, who left the Conservative party over their plan to introduce same-sex marriage, made his comments in a letter to his local paper the Henley Standard.

January 29, 2014

Britain will be sending Anne, the Princess Royal, Lord Sebastian Coe and Culture Secretary Maria Miller, the politician responsible for same-sex marriage in England and Wales, to Russia

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has officially refused to attend the Sochi Winter Olympics, but has denied it is a ‘snub’.

Downing Street formally informed Russian diplomats yesterday the Conservative leader will not be attending, but stressed it was not due to the outrage surrounding Russia’s gay propaganda laws.

Instead, Cameron declined the invitation on the grounds there is no precedent for serving prime ministers to attend the Winter Olympics.

Britain will be sending Anne, the Princess Royal and former London Olympics chief Lord Sebastian Coe.

January 29, 2014

Britain will be sending Anne, the Princess Royal, Lord Sebastian Coe and Culture Secretary Maria Miller, the politician responsible for same-sex marriage in England and Wales, to Russia

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has officially refused to attend the Sochi Winter Olympics, but has denied it is a ‘snub’.

Downing Street formally informed Russian diplomats yesterday the Conservative leader will not be attending, but stressed it was not due to the outrage surrounding Russia’s gay propaganda laws.

Instead, Cameron declined the invitation on the grounds there is no precedent for serving prime ministers to attend the Winter Olympics.

Britain will be sending Anne, the Princess Royal and former London Olympics chief Lord Sebastian Coe.

January 26, 2014

Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party, presented a spoof weather forecast on BBC One pointing out other political parties also have members with similarly unorthodox beliefs

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage responded to the recent ‘gay floods’ controversy on BBC One’s Sunday Politics show this morning (Sunday 26 January) by presenting his own weather forecast.

UKIP councilor David Silvester sparked the row last week when he claimed recent flooding in the UK was caused by the legalisation of gay marriage, quoting parts of the Bible. He was suspended shortly after he made the claim.

January 20, 2014

UKIP leader calls the Conservative defector to his party an 'embarrassment' after the widespread coverage of his remarks blaming recent storms on gay marriage

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has called the recent media storm after one of the party’s councilors blamed floods on gay marriage to be ‘not news’.

He said it proved the media and the main political parties were ‘scared witless’ of the far-right political party.

Councillor David Silvester had said last week Britain was ‘beset by storms’ after David Cameron acted ‘arrogantly against the gospel’.

He was suspended from UKIP following his comments.

January 20, 2014

UKIP Henley-on-Thames councilor David Silvester has been suspended by his party after claiming recent flooding was divine retribution for the legalization of same-sex marriage

UK Independence Party (UKIP) councilor David Silvester has been suspended after claiming that recent flooding was God’s punishment for the legalization of same-sex marriage in England and Wales.

‘The scriptures make it abundantly clear that a Christian nation that abandons its faith and acts contrary to the Gospel (and in naked breach of a coronation oath) will be beset by natural disasters such as storms, disease, pestilence and war,’ Silvester wrote in a letter to the Henley Standard.

January 15, 2014

Prime Minister David Cameron has broken his promise to block aid increase to Nigeria if they introduced homophobic legislation

The UK will be increasing aid to Nigeria this year despite introducing anti-gay laws.

This is in despite of Prime Minister David Cameron warning the UK would review its massive aid programme if Nigeria passed a law introducing 14 year jail terms punishing homosexuality.

Instead aid to Nigeria will be increased from £200 million last year to almost £270 million ($328m to $443m, €241m to €325m).

In 2011, Conservative leader Cameron said he would block the aid increase to Nigeria if it pressed ahead with its new law.

December 28, 2013

Helen Grant MP, Minister for Sport, Tourism & Equalities, will visit games following announcement that UK Prime Minister David Cameron will not travel to Sochi

Conservative MP Helen Grant, Minister for Sport, Tourism & Equalities, will visit Russia during the Winter Olympic Games in February 2014.

The news comes after UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced last week he has no plans to travel to host city Sochi during the event.

Downing Street officials said Cameron’s absence should not be interpreted as a statement about Russia’s recent anti-gay laws.

December 24, 2013

Online filtering and blocking is being revealed as systematically homophobic, transphobic – putting vulnerable LGBTI people at risk

British Telecom were last week in serious damage control mode after it emerged they were blocking non-pornographic LGBTI websites.

Being a polite sort of person, I must instead ascribe their current effusion of inaccurate statements on what they’ve been up to as the natural tendency of PR types to put a positive spin on things.

December 23, 2013

Insisting the decision is not over Putin’s anti-gay laws banning ‘homosexual propaganda’ the UK Prime Minister is the latest to join heads of government in not attending the upcoming Winter Olympics

The UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced he will not be attending February’s Winter Olympics.

According to The Independent, 10 Downing Street said the decision has nothing to do with the recent wave of cricism over Putin’s anti-gay laws.

‘The PM believes in engagement. He doesn’t think that boycotts and grand gestures achieve much,’ said his representatives.

December 23, 2013

Insisting the decision is not over Putin’s anti-gay laws banning ‘homosexual propaganda’ the UK Prime Minister is the latest to join heads of government in not attending the upcoming Winter Olympics

The UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced he will not be attending February’s Winter Olympics.

According to The Independent, 10 Downing Street said the decision has nothing to do with the recent wave of cricism over Putin’s anti-gay laws.

‘The PM believes in engagement. He doesn’t think that boycotts and grand gestures achieve much,’ said his representatives.

December 16, 2013

Despite European court ruling, Prime Minister pledges and government policy, another lesbian was deported back to Uganda

Is the UK government serious in his promises to protect LGBTI asylum seekers? Despite David Cameron’s personal assurances, the case of Prossie N, deported back to the UK last week proves it is not.

Prossie N is a lesbian who fled sexual abuse and persecution in Uganda which saw her forced out onto the streets because of her sexuality.

She sought protection in the UK, had lesbian relationships and started building a new life.

October 17, 2013

British Prime Minister praises Turing who broke German codes during World War II and tells the Commons his prosecution for gay sex was ‘completely wrong’

British Prime Minister David Cameron will ‘look at’ giving a pardon to World War II hero Alan Turing who was later persecuted for being gay.

Cameron made the commitment at the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions session when quizzed by openly-gay Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament (MP) Stephen Gilbert.

Turing was a mathematics genius who worked as a codebreaker during the war, famously breaking the Enigma Code so the Allies could read Nazi communications.

October 17, 2013

British Prime Minister praises Turing who broke German codes during World War II and tells the Commons his prosecution for gay sex was ‘completely wrong’

British Prime Minister David Cameron will ‘look at’ giving a pardon to World War II hero Alan Turing who was later persecuted for being gay.

Cameron made the commitment at the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions session when quizzed by openly-gay Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament (MP) Stephen Gilbert.

Turing was a mathematics genius who worked as a codebreaker during the war, famously breaking the Enigma Code so the Allies could read Nazi communications.

October 1, 2013

Is there racism at the heart of gay pornography? Are depictions of black and Asian men exploiting prejudices about them?

Pornography and its alleged harmfulness has been a burning issue in politics and the media throughout 2013. British Prime Minister David Cameron wants porn-filters, scientists want to know what porn does to our brains and the city of Los Angeles wants its porn performers to wear condoms at all times.

When it comes to gay porn though, there is plenty of discussion in academia but barely any in the media.

So let’s get started.

September 30, 2013

UK Prime Minister has refuted claims he had regretted pushing forward on same-sex marriages after it divided the Conservatives, lost him party support and created a 'furore'

David Cameron has denied claims he regretted his decision to fight for same-sex marriage in England and Wales.

The UK prime minister said Britain is now better because of the new law but admitted he did not expect the ‘furore’ over the legislation.

September 30, 2013

UK Prime Minister has refuted claims he had regretted pushing forward on same-sex marriages after it divided the Conservatives, lost him party support and created a 'furore'

David Cameron has denied claims he regretted his decision to fight for same-sex marriage in England and Wales.

The UK prime minister said Britain is now better because of the new law but admitted he did not expect the ‘furore’ over the legislation.

September 29, 2013

New book reveals Cameron's misgivings on equal marriage in private, despite his vocal support for gay rights

British Prime Minister David Cameron has expressed regret over his push for same sex marriage in private, according to a new book.

The book, In It Together by Matthew d’Ancona, reveals Cameron's questioning of pushing through same sex marriage following the backlash by Conservative grassroots groups and backbench MPs.

According to the book, Cameron confided in one of his aides, telling them: 'If I’d known what it was going to be like, I wouldn’t have done it.'

September 29, 2013

New book reveals Cameron's misgivings on equal marriage in private, despite his vocal support for gay rights

British Prime Minister David Cameron has expressed regret over his push for same sex marriage in private, according to a new book.

The book, In It Together by Matthew d’Ancona, reveals Cameron's questioning of pushing through same sex marriage following the backlash by Conservative grassroots groups and backbench MPs.

According to the book, Cameron confided in one of his aides, telling them: 'If I’d known what it was going to be like, I wouldn’t have done it.'