Conservative MPs lead the way on World AIDS day

Yesterday, on World AIDS Day, Conservative MPs led the way in highlighting the issues of HIV and AIDS in the House of Commons. David Cameron wore a red ribbon at Prime Minister’s Questions, but it was Iain Stewart, openly-gay MP for Milton Keynes South who kicked off by questioning the Scotland Secretary on HIV. The Minister said in response that the government would look carefully at the results of Scottish pilot projects to extend HIV testing in primary care hospitals and community centres, with a view to extending it across the whole of the UK.

Conservative MP intervenes in case of gay Nigerian

Iain Stewart, Conservative Member of Parliament for Milton Keynes South and Deputy Chairman of LGBTory, the Conservative LGBT group, yesterday intervened in the case of Hope Nwachukwu, a 33 years old gay Nigerian based in Milton Keynes who was due to be deported to Nigeria last night.  

Conservative MP calls on Foreign Secretary to Intervene in Case of Ebrahim Hamidi

Iain Stewart, Conservative MP for Milton Keynes South, has called on Foreign Secretary William Hague MP to ask the Iranian authorities to halt the execution of Ebrahim Hamidi. Last weekend’s Observer reported that the 18 year old was sentenced to death for lavat, or sodomy, on the basis of "judge's knowledge", a legal loophole that allows for subjective judicial rulings where there is no conclusive evidence. 

New Tory MP leads Pride parade in Leeds

New Conservative Member of Parliament for Pudsey in Yorkshire, Stuart Andrew, was among the guests at Leeds Pride this weekend. He spoke on the stage, highlighting the new Government’s wish to see homophobic bullying in schools tackling amongst other things.

Tory Gay Group slams hypocrisy of Culture Secretary

LGBTory, the Conservative LGBT Group, tonight attacked Culture Secretary, Ben Bradshaw, for his hypocrisy and inaccuracy over comments made following Channel 4’s spotlight on David Cameron’s interview with Gay Times

Shadow Ministers support LGBTory Spring Conference Reception

This weekend, LGBTory, the Conservative LGBT Group, hosted high profile Shadow Ministers at a gathering to bring together LGBT people in the Conservative Party at their Annual Spring conference. Held in Brighton at the Grand Hotel, the reception was attended by openly-gay Shadow Environment Secretary Nick Herbert MP and openly-gay Shadow Minister for Climate Change Greg Barker MP. Also attending were high profile figures Iain Dale, political blogger, and well-known personality Christopher Biggins as well as representatives from the Terence Higgins Trust.

Tory Gay group slams anti-Conservative club night

LGBTory, the Conservative LGBT campaign group, today condemned Manchester’s Poptastic club for being overtly political and anti-Conservative in their decision to host a special event entitled ‘Tory Shame’ at the Alter Ego club on Manchester’s Princess Street in the world-famous gay village.