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 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 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.
In the 1980s, a virus epidemic ripped through Britain – with Tory government neglect leading to countless unnecessary deaths. To mark LGBT History Month, we remember the AIDS Crisis.
England’s sexual health services have had their funding slashed by 25% in the past five years, leaving clinics and other services severely understaffed. It is an avoidable crisis – entirely caused by Tory government policies.