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LGBT+ Lib Dems Guide to Autumn Conference

October 4, 2014 9:47 AM

Nick Clegg drops by the DELGA stall at Liverpool Federal Conference 2008This 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

Join LGBT+ Lib Dems for a fundrasing disco to raise much-needed cash for our Saint, Julian Huppert MP! We've been promised a mix of music which is eclectic and entertainingly cheesy. Tickets £10, £15 for a double ticket.

Saturday: Jo Swinson Dinner, 8:30pm

A fundraising dinner for our Saint, Jo Swinson MP. Tickets £45 and must be purchased in advance or reserved via 0141 931 5674.

Sunday: LGBT+ Lib Dems AGM, Campanile Picasso 3, 4:30pm

Members only. Discussing the year gone by and the challenges ahead.

Monday: Same-Sex Marriage Presentation, Main Hall, 2:20pm

A brief main hall presentation in light of the Lib Dem policy on same-sex marriage being delivered in England, Wales and Scotland, and the work still to come on issues such as the spousal veto in England and Wales, mixed-sex Civil Partnerships, and Northern Ireland.

Monday: Stonewall Drinks Reception, 6:15pm

Details have been sent via email to our members, or ask at the LGBT+ stall.

Tuesday: Campaigning with Jo Swinson, 4:30pm

Join LGBT+ Lib Dems, Liberal Youth and Lib Dem Women for a trip to nearby East Dunbartonshire. Again, details have been sent via email or ask at the LGBT+ stall. Transport is provided, along with a free curry buffet, and we'll have you back at the Conference around 8:45pm, well in time for Glee Club!

Policy

Saturday: F4 "Reducing Poverty and Discrimination", 2pm

Includes commitments to "Focus on reducing discrimination against the poorest and most disadvantaged members of society; particularly on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, disability or ethnicity" and "Support an International LGBT Strategy, including a guaranteed right not to be discriminated against."

Saturday: F9 "Towards Safer Sex Work", 4:20pm

Includes an assertion that "There should be no bar towards consensual sexual activities between any number of adults."

Saturday: F27 "Expanding Opportunities, Unlocking Potential" (Equalities Policy Paper)

Probably best to read the full paper, but this motion includes many things that LGBT+ Lib Dems support, including neutral gender markers on passports, restoration of "confiscated marriages" for trans people, and reviewing rules on blood donation.