- 2010 National LGBT Conference
- 21 July 2010
- Carried as Amended
Conference is very aware that although the far right political parties did not win a seat at the recent General Election, their activity has by no means decreased. These parties and those associated with them continue to practice their homophobic, biphobic and transphobic ideals not forgetting their racism, disablism, xenophobia and other hatred including of the trade union movement and further attempt to win the British public votes.
The General Election may be over, and we have now a Conservative/Liberal Democrat Coalition Government, but we have the fight to face again next year with local government elections and within Scotland and Wales, the Welsh Assembly and Scottish Parliament elections. Conference is concerned that the Far Right parties will campaign even harder over the next few months and seek to gain valuable seats across the country.
Conference welcomes the National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Committee national strategy, launched at last year’s LGBT conference in Cardiff, to assist branches and self organised groups with combating the far right, and fight the fear that the general public have of those who self identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
Conference asks the National LGBT Committee to:
1.Work with other under represented groups, National Labour Link Committee and the National Executive Council in progressing the action plan the committee and regional LGBT groups may work from;
2.Provide useful resources that activists can easily access and can be used as a resource during the election campaigns;
3.Ensure awareness is raised throughout the union, that the far right poses a threat to LGBT people and indeed equality as a whole.