RIP Lord Montagu 20 October 1926 – 31 August 2015

Lord Montagu has died aged 88. Founder of the National Motor Museum and past Chair of English Heritage, Edward Douglas-Scott Montagu was arrested in 1954 for allegedly inciting “certain male persons to commit serious offences with male persons” following a gathering with his cousin Michael Pitt-Rivers and his friend Peter Wildeblood.  Although convicted, Montagu and his […]

House of Lords votes against mandatory sex and relationship education in schools

House of Lords votes against mandatory sex and relationship education in schools – The House of Lords has rejected a Labour party amendment that would have made sex and relationship education mandatory in schools.

Miliband behind Lawrence Peerage

Ed Miliband was behind the decision to make Doreen Lawrence a peer, according to The Guardian. The paper says Miliband has long admired Doreen Lawrence’s campaigning skills, as well as her commitment to wider race issues. Earlier this month Doreen Lawrence, mother of murdered teenage Stephen Lawrence, gave evidence to the home affairs select committee […]

Turing Pardon Bill Due for Second reading This Week

The Alan Turing Pardon Bill, first introduced as a Private members Bill in The House of Lords, will have its second reading in the Lords this week. Lord Sharkey’s Bill, introduced last year as mathematicians, scientists, LGBT activists and Turing fans in general celebrated Turing’s centenary, adds to the posthumous apology given by Gordon Brown […]

Lord Alli: We've Still a Long Way To Go

Lord Alli has written to the Pink News expressing his pleasure at the majority vote to reject the same sex marriage wrecking bill in the House of Lords but warning that there is still a long way to go. Lord Waheed Alli, a gay Muslim elected to the Lords in 1998, said that despite changes, […]

Lords Call for More Action on International Homophobia

The House of Lords has called for a stronger government stance against the mistreatment of gay men and women in the developing world. Members of the British parliament’s upper house united in a debate led by Conservative peer Lord Lexden yesterday (25 October). Speaking to a mostly empty chamber he stated that the Organisation for […]