22 Jan 2010

Gay manifesto

Launch of National LGBTGreens General Election Manifesto
Peter Tatchell and Caroline Lucas MEP to address manifesto launch

For Immediate Release
22.1.10

LGBT Greens General Election Manifesto Launch
Friday 26th February
6:30PM
The Brighton Tavern
100 Gloucester Road,
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4AP
all are very welcome!

LGBT Greens are gearing up for the General Election. Greens will announce their campaigning policies throughout the period of the General Election and leading human rights activist, Peter Tatchell and Green Party leader, Caroline Lucas MEP, will address some of the key areas of the manifesto.

Peter Tatchell commented on the launch:
“The Green Party will go into the General Election as the only party campaigning for marriage and partnership equality. We are calling for civil marriages and civil partnerships to be open to both same-sex and opposite sex couples, without discrimination. We reaffirm our opposition to the blanket, lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood. Our manifesto commitments show up the shortcomings of the other parties.”

Caroline Lucas, Leader of the Green Party, stated:
“We are delighted to be proudly launching a specific manifesto which will put on centre stage the Green Party’s firm commitment to LGBT equality. We will use the period up to the manifesto to promote re-writing of the Mental Health Act to remove trans people from the Psychiatric Disorder Register and lobby for training for head teachers to create safe environments for lgbt staff and students.”


ENDS

Further information: contact Phelim Mac Cafferty, National Chair of LGBTGreens on 07765 474 621

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