Sunday, 9 May 2010

More out MPs than ever

That's the election over - well, nearly over, barring the pending bit of the election in Thirsk.  We have a new swathe of gay and lesbian MPs, with an influx of new out MPs on the Liberal Democrat and Conservative benches and quite a few out Labour MPs holding their seats.

About 20 out MPs out of 650 seats is, er, three per cent or so.  Halfway to the government statistic of 6% being gay or lesbian; they never tried counting the bis properly.

But still - unless someone knows better - on the green benches at Westminster we have just the one out bisexual.  There are more of us than there are lesbians and gay men put together, but we have a twentieth of the open representation in government that they do. 

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