Green Party launch national LGBTIQ Manifesto in Soho

Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, launched the party’s LGBTIQ Manifesto in Soho today.

Green LGBT ManifestoThe manifesto contains pledges to:

•   Review the discriminatory blood ban

•   Introduce LGBTIQ-inclusive sex education

•   Protect LGBTIQ asylum seekers

•   Improve services for trans people

•   Promote LGBTIQ rights abroad

Bennett was joined in Soho by Green Party Deputy Leader, Amelia Womack and Human Rights Campaigner, Peter Thatchell.

Natalie Bennett

Natalie Bennett

She said: “Homophobia, transphobia and biphobia are still all too common in our society. Too many people still fear persecution – at home, in the workplace and on the street.

“In Parliament the Greens’ Caroline Lucas has been a tireless advocate for equal rights. She led calls for LGBTIQ-inclusive sex education, and fought against loopholes that meant that same-sex spouses did not receive equal pension rights.

“Our promise to the LGBTIQ community is that a strong group of MPs will always work with you, and fight for your rights. We know that the struggle continues – and we’ll do everything within our power to work with you towards ending discrimination.”

Ahead of the General  Election, The Green Party of England and Wales is polling at record levels. Membership in 2014 increased by 123%, to over 70,000 making the Greens the third largest party in England and Wales.

The Green Party is standing candidates in over 90% of seats.

To view the Greens LGBTIQ Manifesto, click here:

 

 

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