General News

Eight parties call for ban on conversion therapy

Rachel Badham March 17, 2021

LGBTQ+ groups from eight UK political parties have joined together to demand the government ban conversion therapy.

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General News

Lib Dem activist quits diversity ambassador position due to transphobia

Rachel Badham February 11, 2021

Trans activist and Liberal Democrat party member, Jasmine Joséphine Sakura-Rose, has quit her position as a diversity ambassador for the 50:50 Parliament programme.

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General News

Labour co-chair resigns over transphobia controversy

Rachel Badham January 30, 2021

Dr Heather Peto, a trans woman who was the co-chair of LGBT+ Labour, has resigned amid allegations that transphobia is becoming increasingly common in the political party.

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Community News

LGBT Labour urge universal access to PrEP for everyone ASAP

Besi Besemar August 9, 2017

Last week, NHS England announced that Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) will be available on prescription from the NHS to 10,000 people as part of a three-year trial from September 1. The announcement follows in the footsteps of Wales as opposed to Scotland where the drug is already available. Campaigners in Northern Ireland are increasingly concerned about how they are falling behind the rest of the UK.

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LGBT Labour raise a record £25,000 to support LGBT candidates

Besi Besemar April 14, 2015

LGBT Labour has raised a record £25,000 to support openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans(LGBT) candidates at the general election on May 7. The Chris Smith List, established in 2009, is a fund to support LGBT candidates standing for Parliament. The fund is named after Lord Smith of Finsbury, who, in 1984 made history as the first ever parliamentarian to come out as gay. He continued to make history as the first ever openly-gay cabinet minister in 1997 and in 2005 announced he was HIV-positive, the only MP ever to do so.

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