Tag Archives: Margaret Thatcher

Headline: Margaret Thatcher Feared Anal Sex

According to just declassified British documents, Margaret Thatcher opposed an early HIV awareness campaign because people would learn that anal sex is a thing. Via the Independent: Documents released by the National Archives show that the then health secretary Norman Fowler proposed in February 1986 to publish full-page adverts in national newspapers explaining that unprotected anal intercourse carried one of ...

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TRAILER: Pride

IMDB has the synopsis: It’s the summer of 1984. Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to ...

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Pat Robertson’s Network Cheers Thatcher

Yesterday Pat Robertson’s CBN network quoted Margaret Thatcher’s support for Britain’s infamous Section 28 and applauded her campaign to have Christianity taught in public schools.

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Quote Of The Day – Deacon Nick Donnelly

“Faithful Catholics and Christians of the United Kingdom owe Margaret Thatcher our lasting gratitude for attempting to protect our children from homosexual propaganda being taught in schools and for stopping local councils promoting homosexuality through Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 until its tragic repeal in 2003.  Margaret Thatcher had the foresight to see that homosexual activists would ...

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Wingnuts Furious Over “Thatcher Snub”

Actually President Obama did send two former US secretaries of state that served during Thatcher’s reign. President Obama’s delegation to the funeral of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher is drawing some flak in London. Two former Republican secretaries of State — James Baker and George Shultz — will lead the U.S. delegation to the Thatcher funeral on Wednesday. Some ...

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Protesters Boo Thatcher Funeral

A crowd of protesters booed the funeral procession of Margaret Thatcher today. Chants included “Tory scum” and “Maggie, Maggie, Maggie! Dead, dead, dead!”

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London Marathon: We Will Go On

Organizers for the London Marathon vow that this weekend’s race will go on as scheduled but that attendees and participants should prepare for extremely tight security measures. Also being planned is heightened security for Wednesday’s funeral for Margaret Thatcher. “In light of the awful attacks in Boston, they will require extra vigilance from everyone involved and it is also to ...

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HomoQuotable – Sir Ian McKellan

“Lest we forget, this nasty, brutish and short measure of the third Thatcher administration, was designed to slander homosexuality, by prohibiting state schools from discussing positively gay people and our ‘pretended family relations.’ Opposition to Section 28 galvanised a new generation of activists who joined with long-time campaigners for equality. Stonewall UK was founded to repeal Section 28 and pluck ...

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BBC: No “Ding Dong” Song

Saying that they are “between a rock and a hard place,” the BBC announced today that they will only play a five-second snippet of Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead during this weekend’s countdown of the Top 40. Sales of Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead have soared since the former Prime Minister’s death on Monday, aged 87. Mr Cooper ...

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Thatcher Funeral To Cost £10M

The funeral for Margaret Thatcher will cost an estimated £10M, a figure which will surely provide fodder for the critics of the Iron Lady’s famed austerity principles.  More on the planning: The ceremony will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral in London next Wednesday. The Queen and Prince Philip have already confirmed they will go. The guest list for the ...

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Number Five And Rising

On Monday I reported about the Facebook campaign to send Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead to the top of the British pop chart. At this writing the tune is #5 and rising, but it’s not yet clear if the BBC will include the track in its weekly countdown. In a statement it said: “The Official Chart Show on Sunday ...

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MP Glenda Jackson: Thatcherism Reeked

Two-time Oscar winner Glenda Jackson has been a Labour member of Parliament for 21 years. Watch her blistering takedown of Thatcherism. (Via Boy Culture)

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Morrissey On Margaret Thatcher

“Thatcher was not a strong or formidable leader. She simply did not give a shit about people, and this coarseness has been neatly transformed into bravery by the British press who are attempting to re-write history in order to protect patriotism. As a result, any opposing view is stifled or ridiculed, whereas we must all endure the obligatory praise for ...

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The Iron Lady Of Soft-Serve

The Atlantic mentions today that before she became a politician, Margaret Thatcher was part of a team that developed soft-serve ice cream. While Thatcher’s exact contribution to the effort remains, in a way that would foreshadow her future political career, a matter of controversy, her team ultimately succeeded. And the work resulted, ultimately, in the swirly stuff we know today ...

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Ann Coulter Vs Sarah Palin

Yesterday Ann Coulter claimed that Margaret Thatcher turned down a meeting with Sarah Palin after Palin ignored her offer to teach her “proper English.” “One thing that I know, because I know people who know her, is when Sarah Palin first burst on the scene, she wanted to have a meeting with Palin, because she saw raw political talent, but ...

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Margaret Thatcher In 1987

“Children who need to be taught to respect traditional moral values are being taught that they have an inalienable right to be gay. And children who need encouragement—and children do so much need encouragement—so many children—they are being taught that our society offers them no future. All of those children are being cheated of a sound start in life—yes cheated. ...

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“Margaret Thatcher Is Dead” Street Parties Take Place Across The UK

Many more photos here. UPDATE: The Guardian has more. Several hundred people gathered in south London on Monday evening to celebrate Margaret Thatcher’s death with cans of beer, pints of milk and an impromptu street disco playing the soundtrack to her years in power. Young and old descended on Brixton, a suburb which weathered two outbreaks of rioting during the ...

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Hashtag Cher-tastrophe

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Dan Savage On Margaret Thatcher

“I was living in London—waiting tables, seeing plays, stealing silver, pining after British boys—when Section 28 was being debated. The law prompted Ian McKellen to come out of the closet and it prompted some righteous lesbian parents to tag Thatcher billboard with “Lesbians Mums Aren’t Pretending.” Coming at the height of the AIDS epidemic, Section 28 instilled panic. It felt ...

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Log Cabin On Margaret Thatcher

“Log Cabin Republicans mourns the loss of Margaret Thatcher, a conservative heroine and a maverick with the ability to convey conservative principles in a way few others could. In a gesture similar to her contemporary Ronald Reagan’s opposition to the Briggs Initiative (which inspired the founding of Log Cabin Republicans), it was Thatcher’s brave move to buck her colleagues and ...

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