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Stonewall's response to the Press Complaints Commission decision not to uphold a complaint by Stephen Gately's partner about a Daily Mail article on the Boyzone star's death last year:

‘The decision of the Press Complaints Commission is a sad outcome. Jan Moir’s article on the tragic death of Stephen Gately was deeply offensive, deliberately timed to coincide with Stephen’s funeral. Not only did Stephen’s partner find the article incredibly distressing but a record number of people were moved to complain too, some 25,000. Stonewall would hesitate to send any lesbian or gay person towards the PCC with any confidence they would uphold their complaint.’

PCC outcome of complaint

I find the outcome unfathomable given the vitriol of the actual article. Time for an overhaul of the PCC.

simon heath, 18 February 2010

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