FROM THE VAULTS: A woman’s place is in the house

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To mark the passing of the first lesbian MP Maureen Colquhoun, here’s a 2017 piece about the women she paved the way for BY CARRIE LYELL When I was born in 1985, there was a female prime minister. Margaret Thatcher’s name was like a swear word in our house, and she’s hardly a feminist icon [….]

Tributes paid to Maureen Colquhoun, the first openly lesbian MP

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The sad news comes today that Maureen Colquhoun has passed away at the age of 92 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA TWITTER Maureen Colquhoun, the first openly lesbian MP who revolutionised politics for the LGBTQI community, has sadly passed away today at the age of 92.  First elected into the House of Commons in 1974, [….]