Lynne Featherstone addressing crowds at the marriage equality celebration rally.

Always been there: Our LGBTQ+ record

A proud history, a bright future

The Liberal Democrats have stood at the forefront of advocating for LGBTQ+ equality for decades. With an unparalleled record in Parliament, we proudly lead the way on LGBTQ+ issues, constantly evolving and championing progressive policies for the LGBTQ+ community. Our stance is crystal clear, outlined in the Liberal Democrats Federal Constitution:

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.

Liberal Democrat Federal Constitution Preamble

Unlike the major parties, our LGBTQ+ associated organisation is an integral part of the Liberal Democrats. We aren't an external entity lobbying Liberal Democrat MPs for support on LGBTQ+ equality; rather, we possess the authority to present Liberal Democrat policy proposals on the conference floor, backed by the party's regular membership.

Over the years, we've wielded this influence to ensure that the Liberal Democrats consistently hold the most progressive stance on LGBTQ+ equality. Many of our policies have transitioned into law, as other parties look to us for innovative ideas to capture the "pink vote." Our track record includes successfully introducing LGBTQ+ equality legislation through Private Members' Bills and amendments, boasting the best voting record in the Houses of Parliament.

If you seek:

  • Legal equality for all LGBTQ+ individuals
  • A fairer society devoid of discrimination-bred inequality
  • International initiatives for LGBTQ+ equality
  • A society where LGBTQ+phobia is confronted, not cultivated

Then, we invite you to support the Liberal Democrats as we build upon our rich legacy of LGBTQ+ equality, steering towards a promising future for all!

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Liberals, Social Democrats, Lib Dems and LGBT+ Equality


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