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Liberal Democrats are proud to reiterate our support the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

May 17, 2015 11:40 AM
Lynne Featherstone, Sal Brinton, Liz Barker and Judith Jolly with Adrian Trett and Ed Fordham of LGBT+ Lib Dems and Linda Jack

Baroness Brinton (centre) at the Vigils for Same-Sex Marriage outside Parliament

The Liberal Democrats' President, Baroness Sal Brinton, has released the following statement for the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT):

"Over the last five years in the UK government, ministers Lynne Featherstone and Jeremy Browne worked through diplomatic channels and in countries abroad to influence recognition of LGBT+ issues. In Government in the UK we led the charge for same sex marriage, and are very proud to see same sex marriages taking place across England and Wales. We know more needs to be done on Trans marriage issues, and will continue to fight for fairness and equality.

"We will continue to help to stamp out discrimination and violence, especially targeted at young people in schools, colleges and at home. Equality and fairness are core liberal values, and we have long argued for compulsory sex and relationship education, and for action against bullying.

"Internationally, we will continue to try to exert influence in those countries where there is state sanctioned discrimination, especially where LGBT+ choices may be may be illegal.

"Many of us will be standing side by side with you on Sunday and at Pride days to march for equality. We look forward to the day when we can march arm-in-arm with colleagues over the world when Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia are history."