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"I support gay marriage. Love is the same, straight or gay, so the civil institution should be the same, too. All couples should be able to make that commitment to one another."
- Nick Clegg MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats - Pink News, 17 Feb 2010.


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  • Article: Dec 4, 2014
    By Zoe O'Connell

    Chair-Elect Dage PageFollowing an all-member ballot, the new executive committee of LGBT+ Liberal Democrats has been elected with Dave Page taking over the role of chair. The new committee, which takes effect from 1st January 2015 is:

    Chair: Dave Page
    Secretary: Zoe O'Connell
    Treasurer: Paul Trollope
    Executive: Rodney Berman, Sarah Brown, Lee Dargue, Euan Davidson, Stephen Glenn, Don Harrison, Sarah Noble, Jennie Rigg, Richard Macmillan

  • LGBT+ Lib Dem Rainbow Bird in Santa Hat
    Page: Dec 1, 2014

    Every year, LGBT+ Lib Dems takes part in the Lib Dem Christmas Draw, a nationwide event with fantastic prizes which raises vital funds for our work, which helps the Lib Dems continue to deliver on our strong record of support for LGBT+ people.

    As a 2014 Cyber Monday innovation, we are offering the opportunity to purchase tickets online to our members and supporters. Simply click the "Buy Now" link below to order Christmas Draw tickets at £5 per book of five, until Wednesday 3rd December. Thanks in advance for your support!

  • Article: Nov 20, 2014
    By Zoe O'Connell

    20th November 2014 marks the 17th International Transgender Day of Rememberance. This year the names of 226 trans people who have suffered violent deaths appear on the list.

    Lynne Featherstone MP, Liberal Democrat Minsiter in the Home Office, said "Today we remember all transgender people worldwide who have suffered violence and mourn those we have lost. Prejudice and violence against transgender people is utterly unacceptable and we must continue to highlight the problem and work to end it around the world."

  • Article: Nov 18, 2014
    By Welsh Liberal Democrats

    The Welsh Liberal Democrats are marking Transgender Awareness Week on Wednesday by leading a landmark Welsh Assembly debate on issues faced by Welsh trans people.

    It is thought to be the first time this topic has been discussed in-depth by the National Assembly for Wales. It is estimated there are over 31,300 trans people in Wales, yet there are significant problems relating to adequate healthcare and housing provision. Welsh Lib Dem Assembly Members will be raising these issues, in addition to the perception of trans people in Wales and what can be done to further raise awareness of gender equality issues in order to reduce stigma.

  • Lynne Featherstone - London Pride 2010
    Article: Nov 6, 2014

    Lynne Featherstone MP has been named Stonewall's 'Politician of the Year' at their annual awards event in London this evening. It was awarded jointly to Lynne and to former MEP Michael Cashman.

    It recognises her work across the past four and a half years in government to promote LGBT rights both at home and abroad, and beforehand championing LGBT causes when the last government were unwilling to listen such as on transgender people's rights.

  • Lynne Featherstone - London Pride 2010
    Article: Oct 30, 2014

    Lynne Featherstone MP was last night presented with an award by the website Pink News. The award, for 'Ally of the Year,' was given to the Lib Dem MP in honour of her tireless work to promote LGBT rights both at home and abroad.

    The MP for Hornsey and Wood Green was the architect of the Same-Sex Marriage law during her time as minister for equalities in the Home Office, and now works in the Department for International Development to push the agenda on the global stage.

  • Article: Oct 30, 2014
    By Zoe O'Connell

    Every two years, the party elects a new president and all members as of the cut-off date in September have the opportunity to vote - ballot forms should reach you in the next day or so. The 2012 election was uncontested but this year, with current president Tim Farron having reached his term limit, there are three candidates.

  • Nick Clegg drops by the DELGA stall at Liverpool Federal Conference 2008
    Article: Oct 4, 2014

    This weekend sees Liberal Democrat Federal Autumn Conference in Glasgow. As usual, LGBT+ Lib Dems are involved in a number of events and policy discussions:

    Events

    All Conference: LGBT+ Lib Dems Stall

    Come see us at our Exhibition stall to join the organisation, to get involved in our campaigns etc.

    Saturday: Lib Dem Disco, Crowne Plaza, 10:30pm

  • Jo Swinson
    Article: Sep 23, 2014

    Celebrating the sixteenth Bi Visibility Day today, Liberal Democrat Minister for Women and Equalities Jo Swinson MP said:

    "I'm proud that this has been a momentous year for LGBT equality. The first marriages of same-sex couples have taken place in England and Wales, and the UK has once again been ranked number one in Europe for LGBT rights.

  • Liberal Democrats at Leeds Pride 2014
    Article: Aug 21, 2014

    The Liberal Democrats are regular attendees at Pride events around the country. This weekend, we will be at Manchester Pride, one of the biggest events in the UK, both marching on the parade and at a stall in the expo, highlighting the work on homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in sport from local MP John Leech.

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