This is a chance for us to decide what sort of society we want to live in.
Stonewall is campaigning for acceptance without exception.
LGBT rights and equality have progressed significantly in the last 25 years, but now we need the new UK government to make a commitment to protecting these rights.
It’s vital that we address the discrimination that continues to limit many lesbian, gay, bi and trans people from living a safe and prosperous life here in the UK and in other countries. We are seeking commitments from all parties and all candidates to help us achieve true equality, where everyone is accepted without exception, whoever they are, wherever they are.
Ask your candidates:
1. Will you protect LGBT rights, and commit to improving them?
2. Will you take hate crimes against LGBT people seriously, and give them the punishments they deserve?
3. Will you take a zero tolerance approach to bullying in schools?
4. Will you make the NHS a better service for LGBT people?
5. Will you commit to kicking homophobia, biphobia and transphobia out of sport?
6. Will you stand up for LGBT people abroad?
How you can take action today:
1. Ask your candidates to support our LGBT priorities
- Ask your candidates to take action on LGBT rights in the UK and abroad. Your local candidates are listening to you right now. They want your vote.
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2. Make sure you vote
- You voice matters. If you don't vote on June 8, your voice won't be heard. Don't forget. Make your plan for voting.
3. Spread the word
- Follow Stonewall on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and share our calls to action so they reach the widest possible audience.
- Talk to friends, family and colleagues about why building acceptance for LGBT people in your community is important to you and should be at the heart of this election.
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General Election LGBT+ Hustings
Thursday 25 May from 6.30pm - 8pm, London School of Economics
Join us, PinkNews and Pride in London for a key event during the campaign where you can challenge senior representatives from all the political parties to tell us what they will do to protect LGBT rights, and extend LGBT equality over the next five years.