An Open Letter to Wes Streeting MP

An Open Letter to Wes Streeting MP from Dylan Naylor, LGBT+ Labour Trans officer (on Behalf of the National Committee) & Willow Parker, Labour Students' National Trans Officer

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Cass report: Here’s why politicians should not treat it as gospel

Article by Dylan Naylor, LGBT+ Labour Trans officer & Willow Parker, Labour Students' National Trans Officer

LGBT+ Labour stands in solidarity with trans, non-binary, and questioning young people who are trying to access support and healthcare. So should all politicians in our country.

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Supporting the Conversion Therapy Ban Bill

LGBT+ Labour Patron Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP has tabled a private members bill to finally ban Conversion Therapy once and for all.

For the Bill to pass we need over 100 MPs to turn up to the debate and vote FOR the bill. The bill being proposed has already gained cross party support but we need MPs to turn up for the bill to progress through the House of Commons. The Bill bans practices which aim to change someone’s sexual orientation or change someone from being transgender.

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20 years since the repeal of Section 28

Today is 20 years since the last Labour Government repealed Section 28 in England and Wales. Dame Angela Eagle and LGBT+ Labour mark this anniversary, reflecting on how far we've come in the fight for LGBT+ rights and representation, and how much more there is still to do.

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No more dither or delay: the government must finally ban conversion therapy

No more dither or delay: the government must finally ban conversion therapy, article by LGBT+ Labour Co-chairs Joe Dharampal-Hornby and Lily Soaper

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We should be proud of Labour’s LGBT+ agenda – but keep fighting for self-ID

We should be proud of Labour’s LGBT+ agenda – but keep fighting for self-ID, article by Lily Soaper LGBT+ Labour Co-Chair and Dylan Naylor LGBT+ Labour Trans officer

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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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