The Green Party has set out it's policies on LGBTIQA+ issues. These don’t just defend rights, but celebrate and extend them. The launch of the LGBTIQA+ manifesto took place at The Trinity United Reform Church in London.
LGBTIQA+ rights are under renewed threat all over the world, and even in the UK we’ve witnessed this right-wing, isolationist government threaten to repeal the Human Rights Act. This is why the Green Party pledges to always stand with LGBTIQA+ people.
Our top three promises are:
- Promise one: support all LGBTIQA+ asylum seekers
- Promise two: ensure the HIV prevention drug PrEP is available on the NHS
- Promise three: put trans and intersex recognition into law
Molly Scott Cato, the Green Party Parliamentary Candidate for Bristol West said,
"In Bristol we have a proud, diverse and passionate LGBTIQA+ community. I am proud that we have this manifesto that unequivocally puts forward a moral, science based and progressive policy. In parliament I would work to make sure that LGBTIQA+ rights are respected, valued and taken forward at every turn."
Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Green Party, said:
“The Green Party has a proud history of leading the way when it comes to LGBTIQA+ rights. While other political parties struggle to say what they believe, Greens are clear – we will always stand up for LGBTIQA+ people.
“We believe in a fairer world, a more equal economy, human rights protected by law, recognition and representation for all gender identities and education and health services which care for and include everyone.”
Aimee Challenor, Green Party LGBTIQA+ spokesperson, who is the only openly trans spokesperson of a UK Political Party, is expected to say:
“Let’s be clear, LGBTIQA+ rights are under threat. From Gay and Bi men being tortured and killed in Chechnya, to Donald Trump weakening protections in the US and the UK’s threat to repeal the Human Rights Act, 2017 has already been a concerning year for everyone who cares about LGBTIQA+ people.
“The Green Party is proud to stand against the erosion of LGBITQA+ rights and launch a manifesto which proudly fights for bodily autonomy for intersex people, legal recognition for trans and non-binary people, for PrEP for all that need it, and for greater protection for LGBTIQA+ asylum seekers – and more.”