Labour Party launches an LGBT manifesto

The Labour party have published a manifesto setting out its commitment to pursure equality for the LGBT Community. The Labour LGBT Manifesto 2015, A Better Future for Britain’s LGBT Community  

Download a copy of A Better Future for Britain’s LGBT Community, Labour’s LGBT manifesto (PDF).

Speaking on the launch of the manifesto:

Angela Eagle, Labour’s Shadow Leader of the House of Commons and LGBT Labour Patron, said:

“I’m proud that over the twenty three years I’ve been in parliament Labour has helped to deliver legal equality for LGBT people, but now we face a fight to make that equality a reality for every single LGBT person in our country. Too many LGBT young people are growing up scared and alone because they are bullied at school and don’t have sufficient support when their mental health suffers. In government Labour will finish the job we started and ensure every LGBT person has the chance to achieve their ambitions free from prejudice and discrimination.”

Gloria de Piero, Labour’s Shadow Equalities Minister, said:

“As a country we have made huge strides towards equality in law and in life for LGBT people, and it is a source of huge pride that so many of these were delivered by Labour in Government. But when so many LGBT young people still suffer discrimination and bullying we cannot be complacent.

“Labour will continue to drive forward progress with a plan to tackle homophobic bullying, strengthen the law on hate crime, improve access to mental health services for all and provide international leadership on LGBT rights.”

Sir Ian McKellen said:

“I am impressed by the aims and commitments of Labour’s manifesto for LGBT people, particularly the appointment of Michael Cashman as an international LGBT Rights Envoy. Such initiatives cost little, yet help make the world a better safer place for us all.”