This month we celebrate iconic LGBT+ pioneers and strengthen our efforts to give meaningful attention to LGBT history.
In the UK, LGBT History Month falls in February to coincide the repealing of Section 28 in England and Wales introduced by Liberal Democrat MP Ed Davey. And this year, on February 10th, Northern Ireland will begin to marry same-sex couples- the final step of marriage equality which our party started in 2013.
But for all the progress that has been made, there is still undoubtedly more to be done. Increases in hate crimes, worrying levels of transphobia in mainstream media and disparities in social and health care provisions are proof that the battle for equality is far from over.
As a national and local Party, we have been unequivocal in our support for equality and we will continue to fight until everyone is able to live without fear of hate or discrimination. It is regrettable that Bromley will not have a local Pride this year- despite neighbouring Croydon having one (on 18th July). However, London Pride is open for all, with the parade on 27th June.
Thank you to everyone involved in organising this year's celebrations and we wish all LGBT+ people within Bromley, and beyond, an enjoyable month ahead.