Westminster News

New Action to Promote LGBT Equality

New measures to deliver greater equality for the LGBT community have been announced by the Minister for Women and Equalities Justine Greening, ahead of the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality.

Nicky Morgan introduces draft Bill tackling trans discrimination

Today former Minister for Women and Equalities and supporter of LGBT+ Conservatives, Nicky Morgan MP, introduced into Parliament a 10 Minute Rule Bill to the House of Commons to protect trans people from unintended public disclosure of their former names by the Registrar of Companies.

Government unveils plans to pardon thousands under ‘Turing’s Law’

Thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted of now abolished sexual offences will be posthumously pardoned, Conservative Justice Minister Sam Gyimah announced.

The change will see those convicted for consensual same-sex relationships before the change in the law formally pardoned.

A very out frontbench!

A record number of out politicians have been appointed to Prime Minister Theresa May's first front bench team.

Candidates for Prime Minister express their views on LGBT issues

Following the result of the EU referendum, the Prime Minister, David Cameron, resigned saying he didn’t believe he like the right person to negotiation Brexit. It is LGBTory's view that it is now vital that the next leader of the Conservative Party, and Prime Minister, continues the ground-breaking work of David Cameron to improve LGBT+ rights; tackle biphobia, transpobia, homophobia and discrimination; right historical wrongs; and act as a strong voice for LGBT+ rights internationally.

Royal Assent for Equal Marriage

"Marriage (Same Sex Couples) is no longer a Bill: it is now an Act. La Reyne le veult. That's Norman French for: The Queen wishes it."  That's how Baroness Stowell, Equalities Spokesperson in the House of Lords, announced to the world via twitter that equal marriage is now on the statute books!  Read more detail here.