Stonewall releases UK General Election 2017 Manifesto
In the lead-up to the General Election, LGBT charity Stonewall has released a Manifesto around the rights and equality of LGBT people. Its tagline: “acceptance without exception”.
The Manifesto sets out pertinent questions to ask local candidates around LGBT issues, and emphasises the need to end continuing discrimination against LGBT people, both in the UK and abroad.
Particular areas of concern are: the protection of LGBT rights after Brexit; the increased levels of hate crime and violence against the LGBT community; homophobic bullying in schools; and, the need for improvement of health and social services for LGBT people. There is also a section around the inclusion of LGBT people in the world of sport and a call to action for our government to protect the rights of LGBT people abroad.
You can read the full Manifesto here.
Bristol’s equalities groups* are hosting a hustings for equalities communities:
On: 31 May 2017, 11am till 1.00pm at: The City Academy, Russell Town Avenue, Bristol, BS5 9JH.
*The event is being hosted jointly by BEING, Bristol’s equalities groups: Bristol BME Voice; Bristol Disability Equality Forum; Bristol Multi-Faith Forum; Bristol Older People’s Forum; Bristol Women’s Voice and LGBT Bristol.
Due to the tragic events in Manchester, the Hustings organised by Bristol Women’s Voice has been cancelled.