Conservative Party Conference 2016

As you may have seen, at our most recent AGM LGBTory members took the decision to change the name of the organisation to LGBT+ Conservatives.  From the start of Conference we will be using this name; it'll take a little while to get everything changed, and for a while you may still see the name LGBTory used.

We have a stand this year to communicate our work and the change of name.  Come and see us at Stand P9 in the Party Zone.

 

Conference Curry with The Rt Hon David Mundell MP

Our popular curry event will take place on Saturday 01 October.  This event is now sold out.  If you were unable to get a ticket then join us for a drink on Hurst Street afterwards.

Anti-LGBT laws and their consequences

How a Conservative government should fight criminalisation and discrimination.

02 October 2016

12:45-14:00.  Dolce, Hyatt Regency (INSIDE the Secure Zone)

77 jurisdictions still criminalise homosexuality across the world with penalties lengthy prison sentences, or, in some cases, death. As well as being a violation of human rights, anti-LGBT laws have profound consequences for public health, public safety and even the economic development of the countries which criminalise.

As the UK seeks out new trading partners outside the European Union, what conditions must we include in our possible new trade agreements with economic powerhouses which still criminalise homosexuality such as India, Nigeria and Indonesia? How can the UK, as one of the leading donors to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, help ensure care is  provided and HIV/AIDS prevention is delivered to men who have sex with men, in those countries where criminalisation drives gay men underground? Should there be aid conditionality or does that increase persecution of LGBT people in those countries deprived of assistance? And could the UK’s commitment to global human rights possibly be downgraded when we need to focus on 2 years or more of Brexit negotiations?

Speakers include:

  • Phillip Christopher Baldwin, LGBT rights activist
  • Téa Braun, Legal Director, Human Dignity Trust
  • Bernard Jenkin MP, Chair of House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee and former Shadow Defence Secretary

Chair:

  • Matthew Green, Deputy Chairman, LGBT+ Conservatives

 A sandwich lunch and wine will be served.  We are extremely grateful to Phillip Christopher Baldwin for sponsoring this event and making it possible.

Youth Reception (by invitation only)

03 October 2016

If you are a member under 30, you should have received an invitation to this event from your local CF Chairman. 

Speakers include:

  • Ben Howlett MP
  • Catherine Hennigan - Vice-Chairman, LGBT+ Conservatives

Refreshments will be provided.

Building a Better Britain for LGBT people

04 October 2016

17:30-19:15.  MAL Four, Malmaison, B1 2JR (OUTSIDE the Secure Zone)

Join Stonewall and LGBT+ Conservatives for a panel discussion to debate how best to build on the progress that has been made towards LGBT equality, given the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. 

Speakers include:

  • Ruth Hunt - Chief Executive, Stonewall
  • Baroness Karren Brady CBE (invited)
  • Caroline Dinenage - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women, Equalities and Early Years (invited)
  • Colm Howard-Lloyd - Chairman, LGBT+ Conservatives

Refreshments will be provided.  We are extremely grateful to Stonewall for making this event possible.

LGBT Equality Reception - Conference Pride Drinks

04 October 2016

19:30-21:00.  Media Suite 4, ICC (INSIDE the Secure Zone)

Lloyds Banking Group is pleased to join Stonewall and LGBT+ Conservatives in inviting you to a reception to celebrate the progress that has been made towards LGBT equality in British workplaces. While much remains to be done, a great deal has already been achieved. Lloyds Banking Group was rated top private sector employer for LGBT people in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2016. We very much hope that you can join us for what should be a convivial and enjoyable occasion.

To confirm your attendance at the LGBT Equality Reception, please register your interest via Eventbrite.

Keynote Speaker

  • Rt Hon Justine Greening MP - Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities

Refreshments will be provided.  We are extremely grateful to Lloyds Banking Group for sponsoring this event and making it possible.