Gay Rights

The age of the unicorn question

14 September 2017 7:58

I’ve been in Los Angeles for the last week, and it takes a special set of occurrences for someone to…

‘Bigot bashing’ is the fashionable new therapy for liberals

8 September 2017 13:00

Were I to wake up one morning experiencing sudden doubts over my sexuality I don’t think I would turn to…

The gay movement’s righteous fury belongs in the past

8 August 2017 14:12

The Pride Wars are now a fixed feature of LGBT politics. Lefties attack the event for being too corporate and…

Persistent buggers: how The Spectator fought to decriminalise homosexuality

27 July 2017 8:45

Fifty years ago today, on 27 July 1967, the Sexual Offences Act received royal assent, at last decriminalising male homosexuality…

How to get away with murder

18 February 2017 11:00

Given our seamy obsession with serial killers, real and fictional, one would expect the crimes of Stephen Port to have…

How the HIV-prevention drug could break the NHS

10 August 2016 11:42

If NHS England ever comes to be dismantled it won’t be because a heartless Tory government has decided that, for reasons of…

The gay community is in denial about Islamism

9 August 2016 17:20

It is almost two months since Omar Mateen walked around the Pulse nightclub in Florida, gunning people down while shouting…

The week in EU deceptions

29 May 2016 14:36

This has been another fine week for EU deceits, lies and misrepresentations. The chutzpah of the week award must go…

Does Elton John genuinely believe he can change Putin’s attitude to gays?

18 September 2015 17:18

I’ve never been an Elton John fan. Never owned an album. Never added one of his tunes to my playlist…

There’s a simple reason why the Stonewall trailer doesn’t feature more ‘trans women of colour’

21 August 2015 16:06

Aping Isis, trans activists have defaced a historical monument to make a political point. They blacked-up — seriously, with spray…

Polygamy could be the next sexual liberation campaign

2 July 2015 17:00

Back in the early 1990s when the kind old 17th Duke of Norfolk was special guest at prize-giving night at…

If love now rules supreme, should incest and polygamy also be legalised?

29 June 2015 10:09

The question is, says the Guardian in a report from San Francisco, whether God is actually gay, what with the…

‘Call me Caitlyn, or else’: the rise of authoritarian transgender politics

2 June 2015 11:10

The Vanity Fair photo of Bruce Jenner in a boob-enhancing swimsuit is being described as iconic. Bruce, one-time American athlete,…

As a gay atheist, I want to see the church oppose same-sex marriage

27 May 2015 16:55

I see. So now we have the result of the Irish referendum on gay marriage, and now we’ve heard the…

The ‘gay cake’ case highlights a new intolerance developing in Ireland

20 May 2015 10:12

In what sense, precisely, has a bakery in County Antrim contravened discrimination law by refusing to ice a cake with a…

Marine Le Pen’s rhetoric is convincing French Jews to trust the Front National

24 February 2015 10:56

A report in today’s Times suggests that French Jews are ready to discard their long-standing distrust for the Far Right and…

Lord Cashman inherits his late partner Paul Cottingham’s estate

12 February 2015 8:18

After Paul Cottingham passed away last year following a battle with cancer, Ed Miliband led the tributes for the long-term partner of Lord Cashman. Miliband,…

History will be kind to our modern sensibilities because we intend to rewrite it

2 February 2015 13:29

Should we pardon all homosexuals who, in the past, were convicted under laws prohibiting sodomy or indecency or soliciting? The…

‘Tolerance’ is the last thing gays need

4 August 2014 16:59

There I was flexing my defensive muscles, waiting for the tsunami of hatred to come my way once my new…

Can Britain leave the Commonwealth?

13 November 2013 17:30

My dad used to tell me that when he was a foreign correspondent in the 1960s he was once assigned…

No shame in protesting against pro-Putin conductor, Valery Gergiev

12 November 2013 14:00

For a moment I thought someone had spiked my tea with LSD. With escalating levels of disbelief, I read Melanie…

Peter Tatchell’s shameful treatment of Valery Gergiev, and others

8 November 2013 10:01

Did anyone else feel a bat-squeak of embarrassment, a ‘Not in My Name’ sort of feeling, at the barracking of…

Revd Dr Alan Clifford’s ‘homophobic’ comments referred to the CPS

29 August 2013 10:00

You’re at home, enjoying a summery Saturday afternoon with the bees and nasturtiums on the patio, when the doorbell intrudes.…

Poll: Half of religious people support gay marriage

14 July 2013 14:09

As the House of Lords prepares to vote on gay marriage, a YouGov poll shows that the opinion of people…

Gay divorce

28 June 2013 17:16

It has already been announced that there will be no provision for adultery as grounds for single-sex divorce, for the…