In 1998 Waheed Alli becomes the first openly gay member of the House of Lords and one of a few openly gay Muslims. Alli has used his political position to argue […]
In June 1998, The House of Commons votes to lower the age of consent for same-sex relations between men to 16 in England. However, a month later the House of […]
1997: Stephen Twigg becomes first openly gay MP at the time of his election. Ben Bradshaw, also openly gay, is also elected just 21 minutes later.
The UK dependency, the Isle of Man, fully decriminalises homosexuality in 1992. Before this time any men caught having sex faced life in prison. While this may seem like good […]
1994: The UK House of Commons, led by MP Edwina Currie, moves to reduce the age of consent for same-sex relations between men to 16. The vote is defeated and […]