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06:10 | 27th April 2017

News: UK

Mon 9 May, 2011
By Sam Bristowe


Every one of them who could possibly find the courage to come out would help so many people

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Exclusive – Angela Eagle MP praises first ever LGBT History Month Magazine

Exclusive – Angela Eagle MP praises first ever LGBT History Month Magazine

The UKs first ever LGBT History Month magazine is being launched with the support of Angela Eagle


EasyJet offers free flight to Pope (Plus Speedy Boarding)

Budget airline EasyJet yesterday offered to fly Pope Benedict XVI to the UK following the recent controversy surrounding his viewpoints on British Equality laws and estimated cost of his visit.


Anger of The Sun gay minister survey

The Sun has caused havoc after publishing a poll yesterday asking whether gay people should be allowed to be cabinet ministers.


Harman confirms discrimination law bid dropped

The Government will not push through proposals that churches argue would restrict their ability to deny jobs to gay people and transsexuals, Equality Minister Harriet Harman has confirmed.


Gay MP Nigel Evans talks gay footballers and Section 28

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Openly gay Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has spoken out I a bid to encourage footballers to come out as gay.

Conservative MP Evans came out as gay back in December after a Labour MP threatened to out him, which ultimately helped to fuel his urge to no longer live a lie.

Speaking to The Guardian this weekend about the lack of footballers being open about his sexuality, he said: “If we could only get some gay footballers to come forward, that would help.
“It’s daft to say there are no gay footballers in the Premier League – of course there are.



“Every one of them who could possibly find the courage to come out would help so many people.”

The Conservative MP also spoke about his controversial decision to back Section 28 in 1988, which disallowed the promotion of homosexuality, blaming it on denial of who he really was but still branded the decision as stupid.

“I was going through denial and what I would describe as my neanderthal phase. I was just stupid, and clearly I wasn’t thinking.”

 

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