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Liam Beattie

Liam Beattie is a freelance writer and commentator. He also works for a trade union.

A Workers’ Pride

Before corporations decided to show up at Pride, trade unions were standing up for LGBT+ rights. On the 50th anniversary of Britain’s first Pride rally, that radical relationship is more important than ever.

The Government’s War on Trans People

The Tories’ decision to exclude trans people from a conversion therapy ban is a cynical attempt to divide the LGBT+ community and fan the flames of media frenzy – once again, it will be marginalised communities that suffer the fallout.

The Long Shadow of Section 28

The Thatcher government’s Section 28 made it illegal for public bodies to ‘promote homosexuality’ – a policy that continues to detrimentally impact the lives of LGBT+ people decades later.