Today we were in the sunny West Midlands for one of the first Pride's of the season, Birmingham Pride! Joined by lots of LGBTory members, we marched through the streets of Birmingham to show that we are 'Conservative and Proud!'. The people of Birmingham were warm and welcoming and there was a a real celebratory feel.
David Cameron has been a great support of LGBT rights, both domestically and abroad. Last month he held a reception to celebrate achievements and advancements in LGBTory rights, but also talk about the future fights that had to be had.
The LGBTory Candidates' fund is our way of supporting out LGBT candidates get elected. We have awarded many thousands of pounds of funding in the last few years and will continue to do so with all profits we make from fundraising events and donations.
I will be proposing to the AGM in February that the organisation change its name, and I am hoping that members will agree. Although only members get a vote I am keen to hear the views of everyone with regard to our name, and I will be grateful if you would complete the short survey linked below. A summary of the results will be available.
We are pleased to announce our largest conference programme to date. Starting with our Member's curry and finishing with the highlight of conference - Conference Pride.
The LGBT+ rights movement has been a great force for reform not just in the UK but also around the world. It has campaigned for decency, respect and equal treatment; and underlying it all were simple demands: that people should be able to love and live equally with someone of the same sex, that people should be respected and valued for who they are, able to live safely and fulfil their potential.
We have seen huge leaps forward in gay rights, but Gay Pride remains as relevant as ever, meaning something different to all those that take part or march. Last year more than 750,000 people came to Pride in London, and 30,000 people joined the parade itself. We support every Pride event we can to make sure attendance is high and a Conservative voice is represented.
LGBTory will once again be proudly march on behalf of the Conservatives across the country, taking great pride in the achievements of the Conservative Party over the last 5 years. Equal marriage, homophobic bullying confronted head on, and a clear international voice spoken against continued homophobic discrimination around the world, to name but a few.
Regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, the Conservative Party’s long commitment to equality of opportunity is absolute. The Conservative Party has put LGBT people at the heart of our manifesto; there is no separate LGBT manifesto, just a plan that works for everyone.
LGBTory is proud to announce that at next month’s general election the Conservative Party will be fielding 42 out candidates in constituencies up and down the country. This will be the highest number of out candidates selected by any party
The Conservative Party is fielding more LGBT candidates in the General Election than either Labour or the Liberal Democrats.
In order to ensure a Conservative victory on May 7th and to maintain the Conservative Party's proud record of having more out MPs than all the other parties put together, please consider supporting the following candidates in key attack and defensive seats.
Get in touch about campaigning via telephone or e-mail with our 7 for May 7th using the details below.
Our candidates are spread across 7 regions of the UK (Yorkshire and the Humber, London, West Midlands, North West England, South East England, South West England and East Midlands) so please get in touch with your local candidate.
For other LGBT Conservative candidates see here.