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  • Peter Black conference
    Article: Apr 28, 2015

    This evening, the Welsh Assembly has voted in favour of calls by the Welsh Liberal Democrats to explore the feasibility of establishing a gender identity clinic in Wales.

    Welsh Lib Dem AMs proposed an amendment in the Welsh Assembly to the Welsh Government's Annual Equality Report which called for an independent feasibility study into establishing a clinic. Wales is the only nation of the UK without its own gender identity clinic, forcing trans patients to travel to England to receive treatment.

  • LGBT+ Lib Dems chair Adrian Trett at the Equal Marriage Vigil for the Second Reading in the Lords
    Article: Mar 30, 2015

    Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett, former Chair of LGBT+ Lib Dems and Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for Vauxhall, has taken part in a candid interview on Buzzfeed as the UK's first openly HIV-positive Parliamentary candidate.

    In response to the piece Dave Page, the current LGBT+ Lib Dems Chair, said:

    "On Saturday night, celebrating Adrian's wedding to his husband, I felt joy and love at his happiness. The depth of that emotion is matched only by admiration towards him for his brave decision to share his story publically. In the years I have worked with Adrian, I was not aware of every detail he has chosen now to share. The knowledge only enhances the respect I have for the grace, wisdom and dedication with which he has pursued LGBT+ equality.

  • Page: Feb 5, 2015

    38 Liberal Democrat candidates are "out" as being LGBT+, including one trans person (Zoe O'Connell) and these are listed below. If you are a media organisation and would like us to distribute a message to all LGBT candidates, or are a PPC who we have missed off this list, please email info@plusld.org.uk.

  • LGBT+ Lib Dems Winter Strategy Conference 2015
    Article: Jan 22, 2015

    LGBT+ Lib Dems met at party HQ in Westminster last weekend for their annual Winter Strategy Conference. Activists from around the country, including our President, Baroness Liz Barker, assembled to plan objectives for the year, including policy and campaigning. A full report will be sent to members, including information from the recent Members' Survey.

  • 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.

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