A Proud History, A Bright Future
The Liberal Democrats have been at the forefront of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) equality for decades. We have the best record in Parliament of any political party on LGBT+ equality issues, and we continue to develop and promote progressive policies for LGBT+ people. The Liberal Democrat Federal Constitution makes our position clear:
The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.
Unlike the big two parties, the Liberal Democrats' LGBT+ equality body is an official part of the party. We aren't an external body trying to lobby Lib Dem MPs to support LGBT+ equality - we have powers to put Liberal Democrat policy ideas on the Conference floor, and have them supported by the party's ordinary membership, without relying on the good graces or whims of a bigwig.
We use that power to make sure that for decades, the Lib Dems have had the most progressive policies on LGBT equality. Many of our policies have eventually become law, not least because the other parties look to us for ideas to appeal to the "pink vote". We have a good record of introducing LGBT equality legislation through Private Members' Bills and amendments, and the best voting record in the Houses of Parliament.
- If you want legal equality for all LGBT+ people
- If you want a fairer society where inequality does not breed discrimination
- If you want international action on LGBT+ equality
- If you want a Europe where homophobes are challenged rather than made allies
... then please support the Liberal Democrats as we build on our proud history of LGBT equality into a bright future for all!