Hanson vehemently denies that Labour has been in the grip of the religious right, exempting faith-based employers from obligations to LGB staff; backing laws that ban incitement to religious hatred when none similar exist covering homophobic hatred; and refusing to honour same-sex unions with the word - and existing legal framework - that is "marriage".
"The repeal of Section 28 clearly demonstrates that the Government is not in the grip of the religious right," she avers, "since repeal was opposed by leaders of all the major religions in Britain. And by not getting hung up on the irrelevant word "marriage" - look at what happened in the US last year! - the Government was able to get the Civil Partnerships Bill through Parliament."
However, despite lobbying Patricia Hewitt directly, the LCLGR must be as disappointed as many a hard-done queer that the recently unveiled draft Equality Bill fails to ensure LGBs cannot be discriminated against in the provision of goods and services - so gays can continue to be refused a drink in a bar or get turned away from a hotel. Many still await, not vague ministerial promises of gay jam tomorrow, but firm parliamentary action and manifesto pledges to rectify such blatant inequalities.
"The LGBT community will never forgive or forget what the Tories did to us in power," spits Hanson of the Old Enemy. "No serious person could really think that the Tories would have brought in the same measures as Labour, had they been in power for the last eight years. Michael Howard was the Minister who supported Section 28 becoming law. In Kent, where the Tories run the Council, they recently brought in a local version of Section 28 and Howard declined even to comment. And, only a few weeks ago, Shadow Education Secretary Tim Collins criticised LGBT History Month in schools, saying time and resources could be spent on better things, and that the innocence of children needed to be protected."
And of the New Enemy: "The Lib Dems offer some good policies on paper but that is where they will stay. In many parts of Britain, the only thing voting Lib Dem can do is let the Tories in. If you go to bed with Charles Kennedy, you could wake up with Michael Howard!"
"The Greens have let themselves down," she finally slights, "by promoting the rather bizarre views of one of their newest members, Peter Tatchell, who appears to have been living in a parallel universe for the last eight years. According to Mr Tatchell, the Government has been spending its time trying to block LGB equality. We say the only thing better under a Tory government were OutRage! campaigns!"
"There is still more work to do," confesses Hanson, clearly caught between championing her Party and lobbying them for even greater gay gains. "But there is also a great deal to be proud of. And it is not over. LCLGR is calling on all LGBs to vote Labour at the next election."