Overtly gay Tory blogger Iain Dale has reached the final stage of parliamentary selection for Bracknell, telling PinkNews: 'I hope any PinkNews readers who live in Bracknell will come to the open primary on October 17 to select their new candidate.
You don't even have to be a Conservative to attend.'
Isn't it charming how homosexuals rally like-minded chaps to their cause?
I am damned if I am going to stay silent when I see a national newspaper indulge in a homophobic attack on me. A year ago, the Richard Kay column in the Daily Mail printed a fairly vile column about my civil partnership - full of innuendo and just plain nastiness. Today, the Ephraim Hardcastle column goes one better.
He has fired off a letter to the PCC, although that is unlikely to get him very far. But Dale then writes something which shows a rather bizarre naivety, stating:
I really thought that we had got away from this sort of thing and it's very sad that we haven't.
Did he really think that? For example, the Mail has twice attacked attempts to counter homophobic bullying. It has suggested young girls experimenting with same-sex kissing is a sign of an approaching apocalypse. It has Littlejohn continually referring to Screaming Lord Mandy and Peter Hitchens claiming We show tolerance to ‘gays’ and get tyranny in return.
And there are plenty of times when the Sun indulges in homophobia, such as with stories about George Michael, H from Steps and Boy George.
worst of all, if I did say nothing, it would just encourage them to do it again to someone else in the future. I simply cannot do that.
Hmm. So why did only feel the need to complain about tabloid homophobia when he became the target?