Monday, 9 August 2010

Public meeting! LGBT struggle - pride, prejudice, fightback and hypocrisy

Come along to our meeting featuring a discussion on the history of the struggle for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender rights introduced by Socialist Party LGBT national organiser Greg Randall. Click here for details on Facebook...

8pm, Thursday 12 August at the Phoenix Community Centre, Brighton

Pride started 40 years ago as a political demonstration for gay rights. London Pride 2010 on 3 July was a carnival, with politics only at the fringes. The gay establishment claim that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have "arrived" after legal reforms, such as civil partnerships and equalisation of the age of consent, left nothing to fight for.

Welcome as law reforms are, they do not give LGBT people liberation. Laws against racial and sexual discrimination have been around for 40 years but racism and sexism have not disappeared.

Both anecdotal evidence and police figures show an upward trend in homophobic attacks, bullying in schools is still rife and in many communities being gay is still something that it's safer to keep quiet. Click here to read on...