Reports and Campaigns
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22 June 2016
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.
15 June 2016
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.
11 May 2016
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.
13 January 2016
On 9 January around 40 members from across the country travelled to London to attend the Socialist Party's annual national women's meeting.
25 November 2015
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.
25 November 2015
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.
4 November 2015
Tara Hudson, a transgender woman, was locked up in an all-male prison after her conviction for assault.
9 September 2015
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.
3 August 2015
Thousands gathered in Leeds on 2nd August for Leeds' annual LGBT Pride march celebrating the LGBT community's progress towards equality
8 July 2015
The new budget has ushered in sweeping attacks on the working class as a whole in Britain but also disproportionally affects the LGBT community.
1 July 2015
Today's Pride, sponsored by Barclays, Boris Johnson, Asda etc, focuses on the commercial and personal, not the political
24 June 2015
Short stories on workers' struggles around the world.
17 June 2015
Short reports from socialist activities around the globe.
15 April 2015
Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) is once again on the frontline of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) politics, writes Pat Chadwick
14 January 2015
I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Pride (2014) at the cinema last year. The film dramatises the solidarity between LGBT and mining communities during the 1984-85 miners' strike
17 September 2014
A new film Pride, released 12 September, dramatises the founding of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) and shows the London group's work during the 1984-85 miners' strike
20 August 2014
Thousands gathered in Leeds on Sunday 3 August for the city's annual LGBT Pride march. As with previous years there was a strong presence from trade unions and other activists
2 July 2014
The 2014 London LGBT Pride march was held on 28 June. The Socialist Party was there with stalls, leaflets, petitions and selling the Socialist, writes Elenor Haven.
12 February 2014
On the first day of the Sochi Olympics, over 100 people in Brighton showed solidarity with people being oppressed as a result of Russia's anti-gay laws
5 February 2014
When the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2014 winter Olympics to the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, eyebrows were raised at the cost of $12 billion
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