Gay group ‘shocked’ at election tactics

A political LGBT campaign group has reacted with shock to so-called ‘gay leaflets’ that have allegedly gone out to households for the Parliamentary by-election in Leicester South this week. 

Alan Turing papers saved for the nation

A last minute donation from the National Heritage Memorial Fund has saved the papers of Alan Turing, Wartime code-breaker, for the nation.

We must not tolerate persecution of homosexuals by African countries receiving our international aid says Tory Euro MP

A UK Member of the European Parliament (MEP) has this week called for countries receiving aid to be told that we expect them to change their attitudes and laws on homosexuality. Charles Tannock, who is one of three Conservative MEPs representing London in the European Parliament, highlights the fact that in some African countries, rights that we in Britain consider fundamental are often denied.

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.