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  • LGBT+ Lib Dems magazine Plus
    Article: Jan 1, 2018

    The latest edition of Plus, the magazine for members of LGBT+ Lib Dems, is out now and will be hitting members doormats over the next few days.

    With features including easy ways for ordinary members and supporters to help advance LGBT+ rights in the UK, councillor resources and how you can help with a new LGBT+ rights and the Lib Dems / SDP / Liberal Party history project, it's a cracking read.

  • Event: Sep 19, 2018 1:00 PM - Sep 23, 2018 1:00 PM

    Tim Farron's first Autumn Conference as leader of the Liberal Democrats.

    Come and hear him, and participate in some interesting debates, such as Welfare Reform.

  • Happy New Year
    Article: Dec 31, 2017

    A very happy new year to you from the new LGBT+ Lib Dems team.

    As elected at our Annual General Meeting in Bournemouth in September, the group heading up our work in 2018 will be:

    • Chair: Jennie Rigg
    • Treasurer: Richard Flowers
    • Secretary: Andrew Brown
    • General Executive members: Sarah Brown, Hywel ap Dafydd, Iain Donaldson, Jack Gilbert, Don Harrison, Holly Matthies, Zoe O'Connell.
  • Willie Rennie
    Article: Dec 11, 2017

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP joined the other party leaders at Holyrood today in speaking out to welcome the formal apology and pardons for past prosecutions of gay and bisexual men that took place because of discriminatory laws.

    He said:

    Can I start by thanking the First Minister for making her statement and her apology on behalf of the Scottish Government. It is an important thing to do.

  • Article: Dec 11, 2017

    Liberal Democrat party leader Vince Cable MP has recorded this video for World AIDS Day 2017 with the National AIDS Trust's #LetsEndIt campaign.

    More information on this year's campaign here: www.worldaidsday.org

  • Article: Nov 20, 2017

    Today we mark Transgender Day of Remembrance. LGBT+ Lib Dems condemn all violence, but particularly and especially today the violence that takes so many innocent trans people from us before their time.

    It is the 20th year of TDoR this year, and LGBT+ LDs extend our love and sorrow to all the people on this year's list, their friends, families and loved ones, and the lists for all the previous 19 years too.

  • Party President Sal Brinton speaking on the Trans and Intersex Health motion in Bournemouth, 2015
    Article: Oct 26, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats are calling for equality law to be extended to include protections for intersex people. On 26th October, celebrated internationally as Intersex Awareness Day, the party's LGBT+ body has called for the Government to make intersex status a protected characteristic under equalities law.

  • Article: Oct 18, 2017

    Going to the dentist is something that many would want to avoid - but how about if you also faced a penalty fine? More than 40,000 people a year in England are getting fines of £100 - from an automated system that dentists say is hitting the most vulnerable.

    They warn that people such as dementia sufferers are unfairly getting caught up in a system meant to stop fraudsters from getting free treatment. The NHS accepts there is a problem with errors and is promising changes. The fines, about £4m per year, are being applied by a random screening process that checks on whether people going to the dentist are really eligible for free treatment.

  • Article: Oct 18, 2017

    French scientists say they may have found a potential cause of dyslexia which could be treatable, hidden in tiny cells in the human eye. In a small study they found that most dyslexics had dominant round spots in both eyes - rather than in just one - leading to blurring and confusion.

    UK experts said the research was "very exciting" and highlighted the link between vision and dyslexia. But they said not all dyslexics were likely to have the same problem. People with dyslexia have difficulties learning to read, spell or write despite normal intelligence. Often letters appear to move around and get in the wrong order and dyslexic people can have problems distinguishing left from right. Human beings have a dominant eye in the same way that people have a dominant left or right hand.

  • Article: Oct 18, 2017

    Liberal Democrat Scottish spokesperson Christine Jardine MP has today called for a pause in the roll out of Universal Credit. The Edinburgh West MP also called on Scottish Conservative MP's not to push a million children into poverty.

    In the commons debate Ms Jardine said:

    "This poorly thought out policy has created a slow motion car crash. People who are waiting for payments are at risk of losing their home and in risk of being put in serious debt that they will struggle to get out of.