Liberal Democrats march to proudly stand up for LGBT+ rights


key_lgbtld.pngThis weekend, 28th and 29th July sees Liverpool Pride return for its 9th year.

 

Liverpool Pride takes place close to the death of Michael Causer, who was brutally attacked in 2008. This march is to remember Michael, show Liverpool for its openness and tolerance and its rejection of homophobia.

For the Liberal Democrats it’s a chance to showcase our proud record on LGBT+ issues.

 

The Liberal Democrats have been at the forefront of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality for decades.  We have the best record in Parliament of any political party on LGBT+ equality issues and we will continue to develop progressive policies for LGBT+ people.

 

Throughout recent history, Liberals and Liberal Democrats have always been there for you.

 

  • The first party to commit to a Gay Rights policy, in 1975.
  • Opposed Section 28 right from the start in 1988
  • Supported Gay consent at 16 in 1994
  • Wrote the law on Civil Partnerships in 2002
  • Supported the Same-Sex Couples in the Children and Adoption Act 2002
  • Led on Trans Rights in the Gender Recognition Act 2004
  • Campaigned for LGBT Asylum Seekers in 2008
  • Uniquely Supported all Trans People’s Rights in the 2010 Equality Bill
  • Delivered equal marriage while in government

 

All of your Liberal Democrat councillors on Liverpool City Council support Liverpool Pride and will continue to work within the council to support LGBT+ people across the city.

 

The March is due to start at 12noon from St George’s Hall plateau and there will be speeches and performances to enjoy on St George’s Hall steps beforehand.  

 

Look out for the Liberal Democrat group at block 9, and feel very welcome to join us.

 

You can also visit the Liberal Democrat stall throughout the weekend in the Community Expo, where you can find out more about our current campaigns and join the party for as little as £1 per month.

 


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