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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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To our detractors

On April 20th 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 …

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Lesbian Labour welcomes Keir Starmer’s comments on misogyny

Last month Keir Starmer spoke at PMQs about the “epidemic” of violence against women and girls in the UK, following the horrific murder of Sarah Everard which sparked an outpouring of collective grief and anger around the country. The Labour leader spoke of his vision for a “cultural and social” change to bring about long-term …

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Why it matters

Lesbian politics has been a sorely neglected area by all political parties in the longterm. As lesbians in the Labour Party, we expect better.  In the last decade it has often been organisations tasked with representing our interests that have been the most neglectful. For example, gay rights charity Stonewall has ventured far from its …

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