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  • Alex Cole-Hamilton headshot
    Article: Dec 1, 2021

    Alex Cole-Hamilton, Leader of the Liberal Democrats in Scotland and MSP for Edinburgh Western, has recorded a video message for World AIDS Day 2021 with the Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland.

    He says: "With all the crisis and problems we face in the world, whether that's the pandemic or the climate emergency, it is easy to forget we are still facing a much longer lasting crisis, and that is in the global HIV / AIDS epidemic.

  • World AIDS Day 1st December ribbon
    Article: Dec 1, 2021

    We have joined with the LGBT+ groups of the Conservative, Labour and Green parties in a joint statement for World AIDS Day.

    LGBT+ political groups statement urging the UK Government to take action to end new cases of HIV by 2030

    This year marks 40 years since the first cases of HIV were reported globally. Since then, thanks to the tireless and tenacious efforts of people affected by HIV, HIV activists, allies, and people living with HIV, huge progress has been made. It has taken us to the point where it is now scientifically possible to end new HIV transmissions in the UK.

  • Layla Moran ()
    Article: Nov 9, 2021

    Lib Dem MP for Oxford West & Abingdon Layla Moran has highlighted a potential loophole in the government proposals to end conversion therapy.

    Speaking to the Oxford Mail, she said: "Teaching people that there's something wrong with them just because of who they love isn't 'therapy'. It's cruel and can be incredibly harmful for the thousands of LGBTQ+ people who have been subjected to it."

  • Wera Hobhouse (Wera Hobhouse)
    Article: Sep 17, 2021

    The Liberal Democrats have called for a total ban of conversion therapy in the UK, with no exemptions for religious practices.

    The party also wants to see a criminal ban on referrals, transportation of minors overseas, and advertising and promotion of any conversion practices as well as a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of conversion therapy.

  • 2021 Liberal Democrat Conference Agenda
    Article: Sep 13, 2021

    The Liberal Democrats Autumn Federal Conference is this weekend and in LGBT+LD we have a series of events across the four days.

    Here is information about those and some of the most relevant other parts of the conference agenda.

    Friday 17 September: 2.30pm - 3.10pm. Motion: Ban Conversion Therapy.

    Friday 17 September: 5.35pm-6.45pm. Banning Conversion Therapy fringe meeting.

  • Wera Hobhouse (Wera Hobhouse)
    Article: Jul 1, 2021

    We've waited long enough says Lib Dem equalities spokesperson Wera Hobhouse MP.

    Today she tweeted "LGBT+ people are being let down by this Government. Conversion therapy is abusive and harmful.

    It should have been banned many years ago.

    There can be no more delays.

    No more empty promises.

    Government must introduce a ban on conversion therapy *now*", following her remarks in Parliament:

  • Article: Jun 1, 2021

    Today is the first day of Pride Month. While celebrating how far we've come, we need to keep making the case for the rights of all LGBT+ people. From homelesness to mental health to pay and trans rights, it's clear that we still have a lot of work to do to achieve justice and equality for all.

    As just one recent example of how our progress is fragile, on Monday Liz Truss set about undermining Stonewall, the UK's leading LGBT+ charity, by calling for Government Departments to withdraw from its Diversity Champions Scheme. That's not something an LGBT+ friendly government would do. It really highlights how hard we need to fight.

  • Article: May 16, 2021

    In the middle of March the Government was besieged with criticism over its treatment of LGBT+ people. It got so bad that it lost three LGBT+ advisers. They cited the ignorance of ministers, and said that the government has created a "hostile environment" for LGBT+ people.

    The government's failings are clear to see: from a failure to deliver GRA reform, failure to ban conversion therapy, and cutting funding to tackle anti-LGBT+ bullying in schools.

  • Article: Mar 31, 2021

    Today, just like 31 March every year, is the Trans Day of Visibility. It's a day for lifting up and celebrating trans voices in public life. We know that there are countless brilliant trans politicians and activists doing amazing work in their communities - here are just 7 to get your started!

    Got someone you think we should add to this list? Let us know!

  • Article: Mar 11, 2021

    Liberal Democrat Spring Conference runs 19-21 March this year. If you're not signed up yet you can register here.

    Here's what LGBT+ Liberal Democrats has coming up. See you there!

    Out and Winning, Friday 19 March from 17:40

    Meet LGBT+ candidates and changemakers from across the country, and hear about their campaigns and the good they're already doing on the ground. Want to help us support them? Donate to our fighting fund here.


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