David Cameron tells GT: "We need to work day-in, day-out, to challenge homophobic behaviour"
British PM writes exclusively for GT
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David Cameron has written for the new issue of GT outlining his commitment to LGBT equality. In an exclusive article in this month's mag, the Prime Minister speaks of being "proud" to oversee the introduction of same-sex marriages - the first of which will take place in a matter of days.
"For me it was summed up by a mum in my constituency who said "I've got a straight son and a gay daughter. Now I know I'm going to be able to go to both of their weddings, and that makes me really happy". It isn't every day someone tells me something like that - and it reinforces that what we've done on same-sex marriage says something positive about the country we are," he told GT.
On 29 March, almost on the stroke of midnight, the first same-sex marriages will take place in England and Wales. GT has been inundated with readers telling their stories of what the change means for them, and their own plans for weddings. Local authorities across the country are competing to hold the very first wedding - you can read the story of an Islington couple doing just that in the new issue.
Labour leader Ed Miliband and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, who both advocated for same-sex marriage, also feature in the new GT. They went one step further than the PM, and agreed to answer anything GT readers put to them. Nick Clegg talks movingly of why he would be happy if his boys were to grow up to love another boy, while Ed Miliband argues Britain is ready for its first gay PM.
Short of PMQs or a general election, it's a rare privilege to get the three most powerful men in British politics in one place - and GT is the only mag the trio spoke to ahead of this landmark change. To read their stories in full, you can download the new issue from the GT digital site or pick-up the mag in shops nationwide from Wednesday.
Words: Benjamin Butterworth / @benjaminbutter