Special: Politics of Pride Part 1 by The Times Red Box Podcast


In a two-part special to mark Pride week Red Box examines
where the battles now lie for the LGBTQ community.

Matt Chorley is joined by James Holt from Pride, Times columnist Matthew Parris, Labour MP Angela Eagle and SNP MP Stewart MacDonald.

Up for debate: is it no longer a big deal to be a gay politician, how important are labels and was there surprise at the reaction to the DUP deal?

Also, Angela Eagle recalls becoming first female MP to come out in office and Matthew Parris remembers inadvertently outing Peter Mandelson on TV in 1998.

In the next episode Matt speaks to Justine Greening, the education secretary and equalities minister, about what the government needs to do to tackle homophobia.