Friday, July 16, 2010

'Gays Are Still Forced To Hide Their Sexuality': Former BP Chief Who Was Outed By Ex-Lover

"Lord Browne of Madingley, the former chief executive of BP, has said that homophobia is still commonplace in public life. The 62-year-old was forced to resign in 2007 after lying in court papers how he had met his boyfriend, who had outed him by selling his story to a newspaper. Writing for the Guardian, Lord Browne said gay men and lesbians still feel they have to hide their sexual orientation to succeed," reports UK Pink News. "He cited the case of David Laws, the Liberal Democrat MP and former Chief Secretary to the Treasury, who resigned after allegations he wrongly paid expenses to his male partner. Mr Laws said he was trying to keep his relationship with lobbyist James Lundie secret." READ MORE