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Standing up for Reading

Better Future for LGBT Community

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We have launched our plan for a better future for Britain's LGBT community.

You can download our LGBT manifesto in full here.

Here are five things you need to know about our plan. Labour will:

  1. Tackle the discrimination that holds LGBT people back: Labour will strengthen the law on LGBT hate crime, undertake a review of gender identity law and policy and implement ‘Turing’s Law’ offering posthumous pardons to men convicted of a crime for being gay.
  2. Provide an education free from homophobia, biphobia and transphobia: With Labour, teachers will be equipped to tackle LGBT-phobic bullying, and we will introduce age-appropriate compulsory sex and relationship education in all State-supported schools so that young people learn to respect each other’s relationships
  3. Lead on LGBT rights around the world: We will appoint the UK’s first international envoy on LGBT rights to promote respect on LGBT rights globally, and review the procedures for asylum seekers fleeing persecution for their sexuality or gender identity, to ensure rules are upheld fairly and humanely.
  4. Promote accessible and supportive health services: With Labour, LGBT people will have an equal right to mental health treatment including talking therapies and we will work with the trans-community to improve access to gender care services.
  5. Encourage a fairer and more diverse representation in public life: Labour will work to improve LGBT representation in Parliament and challenge narrow representations of LGBT people across public life.

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