The Labour party’s commitment to equality for all means that LGBT+ rights are an essential part of our shared values.
LGBT Labour have fought for the Repeal of Section 28 and pushed for Civil Partnerships and the Equality act, and their unshakeable campaign for fairness is an example to all in our movement.
In the face of disgusting prejudice and bigotry they have stood firm for the rights of millions of people in our country.
We owe them a huge debt of gratitude, and they deserve our undying respect for their tenacity.
LGBT History Month in 2019 was an incredible success with over 1700 events throughout the UK.
The theme of Peace, Activism and Reconciliation is indicative of an organization that looks outward at the wider society, with everyone welcome to participate and learn together.
It was my honour to mark this month by watching “invisible women” alongside Bury Council LGBT+ employee group.
By promoting equality and diversity they not only provide an invaluable platform for the LGBT+ community, but also give essential education for the public.
This benefits everyone in society and brings us closer together, with the common values of love and acceptance.
This allows LGBT+ people to reach their full potential without fear of persecution or censure.
LGBT History Month organizers also work with Schools Out UK.
This helps our education institutions become safer for people of all sexual orientations, so that young people can grow up with the knowledge that they are of equal worth, whomever they love.
LGBT+ education is an essential and hugely beneficial part of the school curriculum.
By ‘OUTing the past’, Schools Out UK gives us a vision of the future which is informed but not held back by societies past failures.