A wake-up call

Labour has a proud history on LGBT+ equality but is our own house really in order, asks our National Secretary, Joe Vinson.

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Our response to statements by the EHRC

We share the LGBT+ community’s concerns regarding the Equality and Human Rights Commission in the aftermath of their interventions on Wednesday. As Labour members, we are acutely aware of how crucial the proper functioning of the EHRC is. However, it can only be an effective body if it has the confidence of the communities it is supposed to advocate for.

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We must take action now to end HIV transmission in the UK by 2030

Today we've signed a cross-party statement calling on the Government to step up their work to end new HIV transmissions by 2030. You can read it here👇

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Ban Conversion Therapy - Act Now!

It's still legal for LGBT+ people in the UK to be subjected to conversion therapy. This harmful practice, which seeks to suppress, “cure” or change a person’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity, is taking place right now.

We know that 7% of LGBT+ people have been offered or undergone conversion therapy. People are targeted in medical, psychiatric, psychological, religious and cultural settings. These are places everyone should feel safe.

The UK Government has released its proposals for how it intends to restrict - not ban - conversion therapy in legislation, allowing adults to 'consent' to what the UN defines as torture - and falling way short of the full ban that is needed.

The Labour Party is proudly committed to an outright ban of conversion therapy - and now we need our entire movement to tell the Government that their proposals don't go far enough.

This is our chance to make sure that not only is a ban introduced, but that it is comprehensive and has no exemptions, so that no LGBT+ person is subjected to this abuse.

 

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Motion urging action to end new cases HIV by 2030 overwhelmingly passed by delegates

We successfully worked with Terrence Higgins Trust to table a motion to get the party officially supporting work to end new cases of HIV within the decade.

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Labour Party Conference Round-Up

After this year’s Labour Party conference, we wanted to update you all on our activities and key LGBT+ moments from Brighton.

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