The Moral Equivalent of Electing a Racist OutRage! is condemning Michael Portillo’s victory in the Kensington & Chelsea by-election as a “victory for homophobia”. “We are saddened that the voters have elected a candidate who supports discrimination against homosexuals”, said Peter Tatchell of OutRage!. “It is the moral equivalent of electing a racist.” “Portillo’s success … Portillo – A (Temporary) Victory for Homophobia
Tory candidate, grilled by Tatchell, abandons tube station canvassing An extraordinary security gaffe by Tory party officials allowed their Kensington and Chelsea by-election candidate, Michael Portillo, to be grilled this morning for more than five minutes over his opposition to gay equality by queer rights campaigner, Peter Tatchell of OutRage!. Throughout the by-election campaign, Mr. … Portillo Security lapse lets in OutRage!
HAGUE CANCELS PHOTO-CALL WITH PORTILLO TO AVOID TATCHELL Portillo scuttles out back exit of Fire Station, over rooftops and rear fire-escape Conservative Party leader William Hague cancelled a scheduled photo-call with his Kensington by-election candidate Michael Portillo this afternoon (Monday, 22nd November), after he received a frantic phone message from party minders to alert him … Portillo Flees over Rooftops to avoid Questioning
Tatchell gives TV interview, after result of ballot is announced , 2-November-1999. ©1999 John Hunt/OutRage! London OutRage! has condemned the selection of homophobe and hypocrite Michael Portillo as Tory candidate for Kensington and Chelsea. “Selecting a homophobe like Michael Portillo is the moral equivalent of choosing a racist”, said Peter Tatchell. “The Conservatives would … Gay protests twice disrupt Portillo’s victory press conference
Portillo confronted at Chelsea Old Town Hall On arriving at the meeting of the Tory Kensington & Chelsea Selection Committee on the evening of Tuesday, 26th October, Michael Portillo was challenged by OutRage! protesters to defend his homophobic stance whilst a member of the previous Government. Portillo, visibly unnerved by the verbal confrontation, hurried with … Portillo Protest at Tory Selection Meeting
OutRage! is planning to intervene in the selection of the Conservative candidate for Kensington, and in the Kensington by-election, to highlight Michael Portillo’s “hypocrisy, homophobia and failure to tell the full truth about his homosexuality”. The gay rights group is making elaborate plans to embarrass Michael Portillo and the leadership of the Conservative Party. According … OutRage! to intervene in Portillo selection
“Portillo screws queer soldiers” banner in Parliament Square Image Copyright: Steve Mayes, 1996 OutRage! plans protest at Kensington & Chelsea Candidate Selection Meeting OutRage! has accused the former Conservative MP and ex-Defence Secretary, Michael Portillo, of “hypocrisy and homophobia”. The gay rights group was responding to Mr. Portillo’s self-outing in an interview in “The Times” … Portillo accused of hypocrisy and homophobia
“Portillo screws queer soldiers” banner in Parliament Square Image Copyright: Steve Mayes, 1997 There were lively exchanges between gay rights protesters, shoppers, and police when campaigners against the ban on homosexuals in the Armed Forces took their protest to the constituency of the Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Portillo, today in Southgate High Street. … Election Protest in Michael Portillo’s Constituency