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Representation

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Stand for political and public office

Equal treatment

Make Labour a safe and welcoming party for Lesbians

Promote Lesbian equality throughout the party

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Stand with our Lesbian sisters nationally and internationally

Support gender non-conforming and same–sex attracted girls

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Who are we?

Same-sex attracted women in the Labour Party

Why have we formed Lesbian Labour?

We need a voice of our own to represent us

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO LESBIAN LABOUR

A FULL YEAR OF ACTIVISM AND ADVOCACY

Lesbian Labour anniversary newsletter

Greetings on the first anniversary of the launch of Lesbian Labour website, marking a full year in the public gaze. Picking up where we left off in the last newsletter, we had a busy time at autumn conferences. At FiLiA we joined in with the Women Uniting cross-party meeting, sharing woefully similar tales with our GC sisters from the other political parties. We were joined by Joanna Cherry, who has consistently spoken out about Lesbians in parliament. We also took part in a Lesbian Spaces session and have continued to network since with a very diverse group of Lesbians busy trying to set up safe Lesbian events in real life. Our stall and merchandise were there with everyone else and we were very visible due …

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To our detractors

On April 20th 2021 Lesbian Labour launched our website. We received overwhelmingly positive support.

However, within our own party the reception was varied. Comments on one Facebook group were shockingly hostile. The post attracted almost 1,000 comments. Though many members spoke up and argued our case very well, the ratio of negative to positive comments was 2:1.

The responses of a group of individuals on Facebook is not necessarily indicative of attitudes across the party towards Lesbian autonomy. However, such hostility requires a very firm response. This is no way to create a welcoming space for Lesbians.

As Lesbians we have every right to self-organise and do not seek or need permission from hostile men, or women with a different point of view.

The comments levelled at us were offensive and inaccurate and made spurious unfounded allegations.

We have gone through the comments and distilled the various criticisms. Here are our answers.  

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I have been fighting for Women's rights since I was 14. It started with a school protest to get us the right to wear trousers
We went to Greenham Common and protested about Nuclear Weapons and were treated appallingly as Women. I walked to Moscow and saw how Women were treated in other countries
I'm staying unless I'm expelled

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@VictoriaPeckham @muminberlin Masculinising surgical treatment = ripping healthy breasts from young woman in the name of “gender identity”. The people who enable this don’t even have the courage to name what they are doing
@sajidjavid @wesstreeting - is this what the NHS was set up for? https://t.co/9TMHT96hs3
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This is scandalous. We know a 4,000% rise in girls rejecting their female bodies is due to social contagion: 1/3 are autistic, many in care, others have anxiety, depression or endured trauma/sexual abuse. Why now is the NHS creating a new service to give them double mastectomies? https://t.co/04QaRXixRc
Crispin Blunt assured us there were no safeguarding risks to children from Gender Self-ID. Crispin Blunt is back defending a convicted paedophile sex offender. No one should listen to this dangerous fool. https://t.co/FgchdgEEXt
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