Lesbian Labour

What we have been doing to advocate for Lesbians in the Labour Party

Since our inception early this year, we have endeavored to reach out to Party members to make connections and build bridges within the Labour Party. Without much success. The response rate to our emails and messages has appalling, indicating that “no debate” is well and truly in operation across the whole party machinery. What are …

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“We will not be meeting you” – LGBT+ Labour’s response to our request for dialogue

Lesbian Labour wrote to LGBT+ Labour in July asking if we could have a dialogue or meeting about the experience of Lesbians in the Labour Party and whether we could work together on any of the issues that had been raised with us. It took months before we received the reply which was headed with …

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Why Therapy is Crucial for Dysphoric Girls – A letter to Marsha de Cordova

Today we write to Marsha de Cordova, shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, to express our concern with the standard of care for young dysphoric girls in the UK and to stress the importance of therapeutic practice in their treatment.   Dear Marsha, We are concerned at the answer you received to your …

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My Lesbian Journey

In 1988 I came out as a Lesbian at a time when Clause 28 had just been brought in. The amendment was enacted on 24 May 1988, and stated that a local authority “shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality” or “promote the teaching in any maintained school …

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Alphabet Soup – Why LGBTQI+ is not a thing

May 2021, and someone on Facebook has circulated a notice to elementary teachers in Ontario, Canada, offering training on inclusivity in relation to LGGBDTTTIQQAAPP No, my finger did not get stuck on the keyboard. This is explained by them as Lesbian, Gay, Genderqueer, Bisexual, Demisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Twospirit, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, Asexual, Allies, Pansexual and …

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