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UK, Take Pride!

Getting the UK back on track for LGBTQ+ equality

It’s time to get the UK back on track for LGBTQ+ rights.

Just eight years ago, the UK's legal framework for LGBTQ+ rights was the pride of Europe. But no longer. As anti-LGBTQ+ narratives have taken hold in our press and politics, the progress we have made has stalled.

Over 1.5 million LGBTQ+ people live in the UK, and the impact on us has been all too real. Hate crimes against our communities have risen drastically in the past few years. With every day that passes, we feel a little less safe going about our lives.

With the next General Election approaching, this is a pivotal moment for our country. We want the next UK Government to take pride in its LGBTQ+ citizens, to help us not only feel safe, but to unlock our full potential.

Join us in taking pride in our diverse, wonderful rainbow nation, and working towards a future where we are all free to be ourselves. Let's get the UK back on track for LGBTQ+ rights.

We believe that:

Every LGBTQ+ person should feel safe.

Whether it’s at home, at work or on the street, every LGBTQ+ person deserves to be safe and to feel safe.

We want to live in a UK where everyone, no matter who they are or what they look like, can feel safe to live their lives. Reported hate crimes against LGBTQ+ people have been going up for the past six years, now reaching the highest rate for a decade. This just isn’t right.

Join us if you think everyone should be safe from harassment and abuse, whoever and wherever they are.

Every LGBTQ+ person should be able to get the healthcare they need.

Every LGBTQ+ person deserves access to high quality and inclusive healthcare from professionals who believe our experiences and understand our needs.

We know that access to the healthcare we need can be a matter of live or death – and it’s no different for LGBTQ+ people. From mental health and fertility support to transition-related health support, we all deserve to have access to the care we need.

Join us if you think accessible healthcare should be a reality wherever you live.

Every LGBTQ+ child and young person should be supported to thrive.

Every LGBTQ+ child and young person deserves to feel safe, seen, and heard at school.

Our experiences as children can have a life-long impact on our self-esteem and mental health. Everyone deserves to be protected from bullying and isolation at school; to feel understood by their teachers; and to see themselves reflected in the national curriculum and in the classroom.

Join us to work together for a future where every LGBTQ+ child and young person can be truly themselves and achieve their potential.

Every LGBTQ+ person should be respected, recognised, and protected in law.

Every LGBTQ+ person deserves to thrive as themselves and build families with those they love, with protections under the UK’s laws.

We all feel safer to be truly ourselves when we know that we’re recognised and protected within the legal framework of our country. We want to see a UK that reflects all of us in its laws. Everyone should be able to build their lives and families with those they love.

Join us if you want to live in a UK that Takes Pride in our diversity!

The UK should once again stand as a global leader for LGBTQ+ equality.

Rebuilding connections with our global community, the UK should once again effectively protect LGBTQ+ people and stand as a global leader for equality.

10 years ago, the UK’s legal framework was recognised as the most effective in Europe – but we’re now in a place where the UK looks set to fall out of the Top 20 countries in Europe for LGBTQ+ rights. How did we get here? The UK’s past actions have left LGBTQ+ people across the world living in countries where their existence is illegal, where they can be jailed or executed simply for being themselves. As a proud country, we have a responsibility to right our wrongs, and to work with communities across the world for a safer future.

Join us in getting the UK back on track for LGBTQ+ equality. Sign below if you agree: