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  • 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:


    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.

  • 1400 Same-Sex Marriages, Federal Party, August 2014
    Article: Aug 21, 2014

    More than 1,400 happy couples have tied the knot since same-sex marriage came into effect in March. According to figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 56% of the newlyweds were female couples and 44% were male.

    On 29 March, the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 was introduced in England and Wales. 95 couples married in the first three days that the Act came into force. Liberal Democrats were the first party to support same-sex marriage and were delighted to make it law.

    LGBT+ Lib Dems executive member Dave Page added, "LGBT+ Lib Dems' motion on same sex marriage became party policy, which helped then Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone MP deliver it in Government. The Liberal Democrats have a fantastic record of support for LGBT+ people, and this demonstrates that. We will seek to further marriage equality, including removal of the Spousal Veto from England & Wales marriage law, and progressing same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland."

  • Nick Clegg speaking at London Pride in 2008
    Article: Jul 24, 2014

    Nick Clegg paid a visit to Pride House in Glasgow yesterday to hear about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights across the Commonwealth and sports.

    Almost 80% of Commonwealth countries (42 out of 53 countries) represented in Glasgow this week criminalise homosexuality in some way. Pride House is an LGBT space set up to promote diversity at the Games and within the Commonwealth.

  • Article: Jul 22, 2014

    Yesterday in the House of Lords, Lib Dem peer Lord Sharkey moved for those convicted under homophobic laws in the past to have their convictions 'disregarded'.

    Around 75,000 men were convicted of homosexual acts under laws that were repealed in the 1960s. Legislation passed in 2012 gave the 16,000 of them who are still alive the right to apply to have their convictions disregarded. This left 59,000 men who were convicted prior to the law changing, who have now died, unable to get such redress.

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