Forty Years On: continuing the Labour fight for LGBT equality - home and away


This year, LGBT Labour celebrates 40 years of campaigning for LGBT equality.

Founded as the Gay Labour Group in 1975, we have pushed for LGBT rights to be on the Labour Party's policy agenda, and we are proud of achievements such as equal age of consent, the ending of Section 28, the Gender Recognition Act, and civil partnerships - which paved the way for equal marriage.

On the eve of Manchester Pride's Big Weekend, this special event, jointly organised by LGBT Labour and the North West TUC LGBT Network, will celebrate LGBT Labour's many achievements, and discuss what is next for LGBT equality.

Our panel comes from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, and will be discussing LGBT Labour's achievements, as well as what is still to be done, plus there be questions from the audience. Join us for the debate on what the next 40 years will bring!


Chris Wills (Chair, LGBT Labour in the North West)

The Panel:

Emily Brothers (Labour candidate for Sutton and Cheam in the 2015 General Election)

Paul Fairweather (Labour Councillor in Manchester from 2003-2014)

Prossy Kakooza (Lesbian Immigration Support Group)

Stephen Twigg (MP for West Derby since 2010)

Refreshments will be provided at the event, and there will also be information stalls from LGBT Labour and other organisations.

To attend this event, please register online:

August 28, 2015 at 7pm - 9pm
Friends' Meeting House
6 Mount St
Manchester M2 5NS
United Kingdom
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