Baroness Liz Barker, GLA Member Caroline Pidgeon, Merton Councillor Hina Bokhari and Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake front our excellent turnout at Saturday's London Pride 2018 parade.
Participation in the parade is an important opportunity for Liberal Democrats to reiterate that self expression and equality are vital to what we believe in as liberals. Everybody should have the right to live and love free from fear and discrimination.
Liberal Democrats have much to celebrate in fighting for LGBT+ Rights over the past 50 years. Same Sex Marriage was steered through Government by Baroness Lynne Featherstone. Unfortunately there is more still do. Liberal Democrats are supporting Layla Moran (Lib Dem MP for Oxford West & Abingdon) in her Parliamentary campaign to ensure residents of Northern Ireland have the same rights to equal marriage as the rest of the UK. Liberal Democrats will also continue to fight for LGBT+ people elsewhere around the world, particularly in the 72 countries where homosexuality is illegal. Liberal Democrats believe in peoples' right to lead their the lives the way they choose and to celebrate love without persecution.