LGBT Labour organises events and campaign days to further its aims and enhance the campaign for LGBT+ equality.
Below are the forthcoming events - all LGBT+ people and Labour party supporters are all welcome unless stated otherwise.
To RSVP or buy tickets for an event click on the title for full details.
2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act, which saw the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales. The generations of LGBT people that fought for this, and who have fought many other battles for LGBT equality since, and who lived through the horror of the AIDS epidemic, are now entering their later years.
But what is life like in 21st-Century Britain for older LGBT people, and how could it be better? How does being LGBT impact on older LGBT people, their experiences of the LGBT community, of family relationships, and of health, wellbeing and care?
In a special discussion event, featuring contributors from organisations including Action for Ageing, there will be an opportunity to discuss and come up with ideas for policies to improve the lives of older LGBT people. The event will be held on Friday 2 March 2018, 6-8pm in Conference Room 1, LGBT Foundation, 5 Richmond Street, Manchester M1 3HF.
The event is free, but spaces are limited, so please RSVP via the link below if you are able to attend. The LGBT Foundation is just a short walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station, Piccadilly Gardens bus station, and Piccadilly Gardens and Market Street Metrolink stops.
LGBT Labour is delighted to host a panel discussion on LBT women and healthcare to mark International Women’s Day. Even in 2018, lesbian, bisexual and transgender women face discrimination in healthcare. With long NHS waiting lists preventing people from accessing treatment they so desperately need and discrimination experienced by lesbian couples attempting to access the same fertility treatments as heterosexual couples, it’s time for a frank discussion on the barriers LBT women face in healthcare.
The event will be chaired by Samantha Jury-Dada, the women’s officer for LGBT Labour and Southwark Councillor. We will be joined by Angela Eagle MP, former Minister of State and LGBT Labour patron and Bex Stinson, Head of Trans Inclusion at Stonewall UK.
Join us on Saturday 24 March, when we'll be out campaigning in Audenshaw in Tameside for Oliver Ryan! Oliver was first elected to Tameside Council in 2014, but with a very slender majority of just over 100 against UKIP. He's therefore fighting hard to defend his seat, and we'll be going along to make sure he gets re-elected in May!
We'll be meeting at 11.30am outside Ryecroft Hall (pictured above, with Oliver) on Manchester Road in Audenshaw M34 5ZJ. We'll then be going and speaking to local residents, and afterwards we'll go for lunch. First-time canvassers are very welcome, and you'll be paired up with experienced campaigners.
Ryecroft Hall is just a couple of minutes' walk from Audenshaw Metrolink, and is also just off the 216 bus route from the centre of Manchester. There is also parking at Ryecroft Hall for anyone coming by car.
Please RSVP below to let us know you're coming!