The rights the LGBTIQ community have won over the past half a century are thus much more than the legal protections and securing equal status in society. It is about the cultural aspects too like making it normal for LGBTIQ couples to not face abuse or discrimination.
It's a little frustrating that in 2019 we are increasingly being asked what the purpose of pride events is, why organisations like LGBT+ Conservatives are still needed, and what rights LGBT+ people are still seeking to gain.
The Methodist Church of Great Britain has published its Conference Papers, including a proposal to allow Same-Sex Marriage within its Churches. LGBT+ Conservatives Regional Coordinator (Eastern), Thomas Smith updates us.