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MPs we’ll miss – and we won’t

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As Parliament winds down ready for the snap election on December 12th – our second in under three years – MPs on all sides are declaring they have had enough of the green benches. MPs we won’t be sad to see the back of include those who fought against same-sex marriage including Conservatives Guto Bebb (MP for Aberconwy), David Lidington […]

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Final vote on Civil Partnership equality?

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The House of Commons is set to vote one last time on reforming Civil Partnerships tomorrow as the first item of business of the day. The third reading of the Civil Partnerships, Marriages And Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill will not bring about change immediately, but if passed – as it looks certain to be – it will bring mixed-gender civil […]

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What will Brexit mean for us?

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Campaign group LGBT+ for a People’s Vote are launching their LGBT+ Brexit Impact Assessment in Parliament at 5.30pm today. The report shows how our communities stand to be negatively affected by Brexit and how the future for LGBT+ people is brighter in the EU. It’s not just the EU but related European institutions as well, which Brexit proposals may include […]

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TIG, Women and Equalities

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This week has seen the formation of a new Parliamentary grouping The Independent Group, made up of former Labour and Conservative MPs. Remarkably, two of the eleven members TIG currently has are members of the cross-party Women And Equalities sub-committee of the House of Commons.  One has crossed from the Conservatives – Anna Soubry – and another from Labour – […]

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Government challenged over LGBT Asylum Seekers in Detention

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A parliamentary debate yesterday on immigration and removal centres for people whose applications to live in the UK have been rejected highlighted the experiences of LGBT+ people being held in removal centres. The discussion, initiated by Lord Roberts of Llandudno, saw an intervention from Lord Scriven: “My Lords, Stonewall and the UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group brought out a […]

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