LGBT Action Plan 2018
LGBT Action Plan resulting following the 2017 Government national survey of LGBT people - open to anyone who identified as having a minority sexual orientation, gender identity or had variations in sex characteristics. It asked questions about people’s experiences of living in the UK and in accessing public services. We asked questions about education, healthcare, personal safety and employment. The survey received more than 108,000 responses, making it the largest national survey of its kind anywhere in the world. The LGBT Action Plan contains 75 actions for this term of Parliament crossing all Government departments.
However one sees this as a step in the right direction, it hasn't escaped our notice (at MEN R US) that the Action Plan has been launched while the Government is still shagging the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) ... one of the most anti-LGBT organisations in the country and consistent in its objections to LGBT rights. For example, while the Action Plan is unequivocal in wanting to ban gay conversion therapy, it's something DUP members have publicly advocated for in the past.
Three UK government LGBT advisers quit with rebuke of 'ignorant' ministers | The Guardian | 11 Mar 2021
“I do not believe this Tory government, sadly, have the best wishes of the LGBT community at heart. Instead we seem to have a Trump-esque mode of operation where they’re listening to the rightwing evangelicals and those, frankly, who want to take us back.” Jayne Ozanne
LGBT Action Plan 2018 | Government Equalities Office | 4 Jul 2018
LGBT Action Plan 2018 (Launch Event) | Government Equalities Office | 4 Jul 2018
Government’s ‘inadequate’ LGBT action plan under fire from Labour’s Dawn Butler and campaigners | PinkNews | 3 July 2018
LGBT equality plan: 'I panic when she reaches for my hand' | BBC News | 3 July 2018