Happy 50th Birthday Stonewall

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2018 National LGBT Conference
17 July 2018
Carried as Amended

Conference next year will mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. These events had a profound effect on the advancement of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights. They were the catalyst for many movements and groups and also had an influence that led to led to Pride events that commenced a few years after.

This original movement can truly be considered LGBT as it had participants from all mentioned groups, which included very prominent Black and transgender activists of the day. You could say it was way ahead of its time to bring the groups together we now class as LGBT.

Conference we can’t allow this anniversary to pass without celebrating the impact these events had advancing our community, our lives and our recognition in society. It is very likely LGBT rights would have taken longer to come to light or advance if it were not for the influence of the Stonewall Riots.

Conference calls on the national LGBT committee to:

1)Look at various ways of celebrating the anniversary within our Self Organised Group (SOG) such as organising events, publishing literature and promoting education to people of the story of Stonewall.

2)Promote the celebration of this anniversary in Black History Month and LGBT History Month

3)Make the National Executive Council (NEC) and other SOGs aware of this anniversary and encourage them to look at joining in promoting and celebrating the event with us.

4)Seek to encourage branches to hold events/ celebrations of the anniversary.