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  • Sir Vince Cable at a #peoplesvote march in 2017 (Photograph: Niklas Hallen/AFP/Getty Images)
    Article: Feb 1, 2019

    Vince Cable MP, leader of the Liberal Democrats, welcomed this year's LGBT History Month which begins today.

    "I'm delighted to once again support LGBT History Month which is an important celebration of identity, freedom and equality. Each year this month gives us reason to celebrate the progress made in the ongoing battle for equality.

  • Ed Davey
    Article: Jan 31, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats have welcomed today's guidance from the Crown Prosecution Service that imagery of consenting adults, for an adult audience, engaging in legal acts will no longer be prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Act.

    Ed Davey MP, the Lib Dem Home Affairs spokesperson, said "At last a victory for free speech and privacy with someone in Government exercising some common sense. Liberal Democrats should be proud that we argued and campaigned for this freedom, in the face of an out-of-date law and illiberal attitudes."

  • Article: Dec 1, 2018

    Liberal Democrat party leader Vince Cable MP has made a short video message for World AIDS Day. Here it is:

  • Article: Oct 16, 2018

    This page might be relevant to you if you, your organization, or someone connected with you has said something in support of trans (aka "transgender") people, and suddenly:

    • Lots of angry people are contacting you (by email, social media, etc).
    • They are pushing the following viewpoints:
      • Respecting trans people's rights somehow damages women's rights
      • Trans women are not women
      • Trans women are dangerous to cis (i.e. not trans) women
  • Jennie Rigg
    Article: Oct 2, 2018

    Jennie Rigg, the chair of LGBT+ Lib Dems, has responded to the announcement that the Government will legislate to allow mixed-sex Civil Partnerships after losing a case in the Supreme Court in June:

    "Civil partnerships for all couples was the intent of the original Civil Partnerships legislation in 2002 by Lib Dem Lord Lester. Sadly the Government of the day chose instead to deliver a 'separate and unequal' two-tier solution. When we became the first major party to call for same-sex marriage, we also supported bringing Civil Partnerships to couples regardless of gender. We're proud to have delivered same-sex marriage in Government, and happy to see this further step for equality 16 years after we first tried to introduce it.

  • Bi Visibility Day 2018 - Northwest Liberal Democrats
    Article: Sep 24, 2018

    Yesterday was Bi Visibility Day. Our Chair, Jennie, wrote a piece for Liberal Democrat Voice, reproduced here:

    Today we are marking the twentieth annual Bi Visibility day, which aims to raise the profile and visibility of bisexual people within our society - a society which so often overlooks them. Whilst great progress has been made in advancing rights and acceptance for gay and lesbian people (although of course, there is more to be done), bisexual people often suffer from assumptions based on the gender of their current (or last) partner and the prejudices of their peers. Media portrayals can trivialise their experiences, treat them as curiosities, or suggest that their sexual appetites are greedy and promiscuous. In such a climate, young bisexuals can feel pressured to "pick a side" and this is part of the reason why bi people suffer from far worse rates of mental illness than either gay or straight people. On top of this, the needs of bisexuals are often overlooked in the provision of health and social services.

  • Brighton and Hove Lib Dems at Pride 2017
    Article: Sep 12, 2018

    This weekend sees the Liberal Democrats' Autumn Conference in Brighton. As usual, LGBT+ Lib Dems will be in the thick of events, with a Sunday evening of campaigning and celebration.

    We will have a stall in the Conference Exhibition throughout the weekend - come to see what we're campaigning on, join us or renew your membership, and meet up with other LGBT+ members of the party.

  • Lib Dems at Leeds Pride 2018 with Gender Reform Act Banner
    Article: Aug 9, 2018

    As the summer of Prides continues , Lib Dem local parties will be attending events around the country, including the following:

    Wigan Pride

    The Wigan, Leigh and Makerfield Liberal Democrats will take part in the Wigan Pride parade, and have a stall at the event this Saturday from 11am-5pm.

    Chester Pride

  • Brighton and Hove Lib Dems at Pride 2017
    Article: Aug 2, 2018

    This weekend, Lib Dems will be at a number of Prides. Here's the ones we know about and how you can get involved:

    Brighton Pride

    Brighton Pride 2018 is one of the UK's biggest Pride events and celebrations of the LGBT+ communities. The Lib Dems have the longest and proudest record of support for the LGBT+ communities, and we'll be marching to show our support on Saturday.

  • Article: Jul 25, 2018

    This weekend, Lib Dems will be at a number of Prides. Here's the ones we know about and how you can get involved:

    Sheffield Pride

    On Saturday, the Sheffield Lib Dems will be taking part in the Sheffield Pride Parade, and will have a stall at the event. To join the Parade, meet at Omega Court for 11am (parking available) or Pear Street (S11 8JF) at 11.30am at the latest. The march is along Ecclesall Road to Endcliffe Park arriving for approx. 1.00pm. If you can, please come dressed in something bright - some branded tee-shirts will be available - together with flags, placards, whistles and rainbow wigs for those who want them!

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