The Liberal Democrats have been at the forefront of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) equality for decades. We have the best record in Parliament of any political party on LGBT+ equality issues, and we continue to develop and promote progressive policies for LGBT+ people. The Liberal Democrat Federal Constitution makes our position clear:
The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.
You can see a detailed timeline of the story of Liberal, Social Democrats, Lib Dems and LGBT+ equality on the LGBT Lib Dems website here.
The most well-known Lib Dem successes on LGBT+ rights were during the years of the Coalition Government between 2010 and 2015.
As a member-led party, our policy is democratically decided by the whole party - members through to MPs. Our current suite of equality policies is as follows:
We hope you have found this overview of our long history of support for the LGBT community and we would love to welcome you to be part of our continuing work on LGBT+ and other issues. If this interests you, you can:
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