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31 May 2017

Corbyn's policies could help fight unhappiness for LGBT+ people

Lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Britain are reporting lower personal wellbeing than straight people in all areas measured by the Office for National Statistics

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24 May 2017

International news in brief

Short stories from other sections and co-thinkers of the Committee for a Workers' International. Russia arrests socialists backing LGBT+ rights; solidarity march in Sweden; police exposed in Jobstown trial

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26 April 2017

Protests in solidarity with LGBT+ people facing persecution in Chechnya

Around 400 people gathered in Leeds on 22 April to rally in solidarity with LGBT+ people facing violence and imprisonment in Chechnya, Russia.

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22 March 2017

Northern Ireland: divisive election a warning

The sectarian nature of the election - as well as the perceived pressure on voters to vote 'tactically' given a reduction in the number of seats - in general served to knock back forces seen as challenging the establishment from the left

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11 January 2017

'Cash for ash' scandal set to bring down Northern Ireland government

The 'renewable heat incentive' scandal has prompted Martin McGuinness's resignation as Northern Ireland's deputy first minister

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2 November 2016

LGBT people need militancy, not false 'allies' like David Cameron

David Cameron has won an award for being this year's best "ally" of the LGBT rights movement from website PinkNews. An 'ally'. Because during his time as prime minister, marriage equality became a thing. Never mind the real impact of his party.

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24 August 2016

Nottinghamshire Pride makes history

This year's Pride march in Nottingham on 30 July was a far cry from the corporate-sponsored 'respectability politics' of integration into the capitalist establishment.

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10 August 2016

Fight to defend HIV drug victory

The recent High Court ruling that the NHS should fund anti-HIV 'pre-exposure prophylaxis' (PrEP) drugs (pictured) has been widely celebrated. However, NHS bosses have vowed to appeal.

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29 June 2016

Leeds holds vigil in solidarity with Orlando LGBT massacre

While the crowd gathered in remembrance, it was clear that people wanted more than a vigil and were passionate about fighting both LGBT-phobia and the Islamophobia the attack had kicked up.

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29 June 2016

Socialist Party joins London Pride to march against LGBT-phobia

Annual Pride marches used to be radical, angry protests, aimed at normalising being openly LGBT. While there is still much further to go in reinvigorating and uniting LGBT struggle, this year's Pride march was a small but significant step closer to achieving that.

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Leeds vigil to give solidarity with Orlando LGBT shooting victims, 13.6.16

22 June 2016

LGBT liberation and socialism

Pride month 2016 comes at a time of increased attacks on LGBT people - not least the horrific massacre in Orlando

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22 June 2016

Solidarity to end LGBT-phobia

Pride month 2016 comes at a time of increased attacks on LGBT people - not least the horrific massacre in Orlando. While there have been steps forward in social attitudes and legal rights, genuine equality remains elusive. The Socialist Party fights for the liberation of all oppressed sexualities and gender identities - and the root cause of oppression and division: capitalism. Two members of the Socialist Party's LGBT group, an acronym we use in the broadest, most inclusive sense, take stock of the fight.

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15 June 2016

Orlando massacre: working class unity to defeat homophobia, terrorism and racism

Homophobia and transphobia do not come from one section of society. LGBT rights have recently been under attack in the US. This is not an 'Islam problem', it is a problem within capitalist society as a whole.

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11 May 2016

Northern Ireland elections: positive moves against sectarian politics

The Northern Ireland Assembly election was a dull and uneventful affair. The result has brought little change. Yet there were significant signs that the growing alienation from sectarianism, austerity and backward social policies is beginning to find a positive expression.

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13 January 2016

Report: Socialist Party national women's meeting

On 9 January around 40 members from across the country travelled to London to attend the Socialist Party's annual national women's meeting.

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25 November 2015

Transgender woman dies after spiteful courts pick men's prison

A transgender woman has died after courts sentenced her to 12 months in a men's prison. Vicky Thompson was found dead on 13 November at Armley Jail in Leeds.

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25 November 2015

Transgender access to healthcare is worsened by cuts

NHS staff, including one trust chief executive, called in September for a full debate on access to healthcare for transgender people. Discussion is a step forward - but nowhere near enough.

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4 November 2015

Transgender woman locked up in male prison

Tara Hudson, a transgender woman, was locked up in an all-male prison after her conviction for assault.

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9 September 2015

Film Review: Stonewall

New film writes out major characters - people who led the Stonewall riots, and subsequent movement for LGBT liberation and equality, but are less palatable to whitewashed Hollywood.

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3 August 2015

Thousands gather at Leeds Pride

Thousands gathered in Leeds on 2nd August for Leeds' annual LGBT Pride march celebrating the LGBT community's progress towards equality

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