About this site

This website was created to publicly record how many Members of Parliament sitting in the UK Parliament’s House of Commons are LGBT+.

The dataset shows Members of Parliament who are ‘out’ as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or with another minority sexual orientation or gender identity.

Members of Parliament are only included where it is clear that the individual has made an affirmative decision to reveal their identity publicly. This information has been collated from internet searches and publicly available information. Members of Parliament are only listed if a reliable source has been found to verify the individual’s identity. These sources might include media reporting or personal testimony.

Citations and references

This dataset has been used by journalists at the BBC, Sky News and Quartz, and cited in academic publications.

Media publications

Academic publications

Using this data

Quick reference

If you use this dataset, please reference it. The following is a suggested referencing style:

Referencing style
LGBT+ Members of Parliament (2021) ‘A dataset of MPs who define as LGBT+ in the UK House of Commons’, electronic dataset, available at: https://mps.whoare.lgbt (Accessed: 11 October 2021)

License

The data contained in the dataset is made available through the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) license.

You are free to:

Under the following terms:

Who made this

Website

This website was designed and built by John Peart. This blog post explains why the website and dataset were created.

Dataset

The following people have helped to build this dataset:

Principle contributors

Other contributors