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Scottish Parliament: Commonwealth Games (Legacy) (7 August 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Shona Robison: ...and athletes alike saw at first hand what it is like to be in a country whose Government is committed to an equal and fair society for everyone and has a progressive approach to human rights. The rainbow flag has been flown in solidarity with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people across the Commonwealth, and Pride house welcomed more than 6,000 visitors through its doors. The...

Scottish Parliament: Pride House Legacy (6 August 2014)

Shona Robison: The Scottish Government believes that Pride House, the first at any Commonwealth games, has increased the visibility, inclusion and participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people not only in sport but in society more generally. Human rights campaigners have commented that one of the legacies of Glasgow 2014 will be the focusing of attention on the homophobic...

Universal Declaration of Human Rights — Motion to Take Note (24 July 2014)

Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho: .... I asked my wise Twitter followers for examples of where technology had enabled religious freedoms. One story hit home. A young man, who asked to remain anonymous, found me to tell me that he was a gay Christian in Zimbabwe and felt worthless—that was until he got connected. He then found many digital communities all over the world where he could talk about the complex issues that...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (21 July 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Black of Brentwood: My Lords, I am pleased to support my noble friend Lord Sharkey’s amendment. He has done all those who are committed to real equality for gay men and women, living and dead, a great service. I hope he has also ensured that Wednesday’s Prom will be a sell-out, as indeed it should be. I make three points in favour of what seems to be a sensible, proportionate and long overdue...

Assisted Dying Bill [HL]: Second Reading (18 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Harrison: ...Church of England, after 2,000 years, has finally recognised women as worthy of becoming bishops. Further down the slippery slope, I predict, the Church of England and other religious groups will admit, admire and celebrate gay and lesbian marriages in local C of E churches and at the very heart of our local communities, where such marriages should indeed be celebrated. Let us leave the...

Business of the House (17 July 2014)

Angela Eagle: ...is a team that represents Britain, but it is 95% white, 77% male and nearly 50% privately educated. That is not a Britain that most people recognise. The Prime Minister appointed an equalities Minister who voted against gay marriage and sacked his own Minister for modernisation. It is no wonder that the Deputy Prime Minister just said on the radio that “the head bangers have now...

Written Answers — Justice: Pay (17 July 2014)

Shailesh Vara: ...) TGWU Union UCATT Union Wakefield Health and Fitness Gym Wetherby Fitness Club Prison Service Lottery Prison Service Charity Fund Isle of Wight Lottery The Charity for Civil Servants Charities Trust (GAYE)1 ACE Insurance company of Europe AIG Insurance Axa Sun Life, Sun Life Centre Bolton and District Hospital Saturday Fund British Healthcare Association BUPA Health Care Collation Club...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Training (17 July 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Sheila Gilmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many individuals in his Department have participated in (a) disability awareness and (b) lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender training in each year since 2010.

Bill Presented — Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) Bill (16 July 2014)

...Morden, Chris Evans, Mr Mark Williams and Jim Shannon presented a Bill to provide that the Health and Care Professionals Council be the regulatory body for counsellors and psychotherapists; to prohibit gay to straight conversion therapy; to make consequential provision for the protection of children and adults; and for connected purposes. Bill read the First time; to be read a Second time...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Homosexuality (15 July 2014)

Earl Howe: This Government does not believe that being lesbian, gay or bisexual is an illness to be treated or cured. We are therefore strongly against the practice of so called “reparative” or “conversion” therapy. Both the Department and NHS England have made it clear that monies from the public purse should not be used to fund such therapy.

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Lord-Lieutenants (14 July 2014)

Andy Slaughter: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many Lord Lieutenants in England and Wales are (a) from an ethnic minority community, (b) women and (c) from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community; and what steps are being taken to increase the proportion of Lord Lieutenants who are representatives of such communities.

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Mental Health Services: LGBT People (10 July 2014)

Gloria De Piero: To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities on what dates she has met Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender mental health service providers.

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Mental Health Services: LGBT People (9 July 2014)

Helen Grant: ...in this area including: the Albert Kennedy Trust, Bi Community News, Bisexual Index, BiUK, Broken Rainbow, GALOP, GIRES, METRO Centre, PACE, Press for Change, Stonewall, Stonewall Housing, The Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF), The LGBT Consortium, and The National LGB&T Partnership. The LGBT Consortium, the National LGB&T Partnership and BiUK are umbrella organisations who raise...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Pay (7 July 2014)

Helen Grant: ...through Department for Culture, Media and Sport are: PCS Union First Division Association Forester/Westfield Contributions Benevolent Fund Civil Service Sports Council H.S.A Crown Plan GAYE Sun Life Assurance We do not hold information on subscriptions collected through payrolls of agencies.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Pay (7 July 2014)

Michael Penning: The following list shows a Treasury Approved list of organisations to which employees can pay subscriptions and premiums through voluntary deductions to their salary. The Department is unable to determine which of these are specifically subscriptions as per the question asked so for completeness this list details all potential voluntary deductions operated within the Department. Benenden...

Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL] — Second Reading (27 June 2014)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...that Members on these Benches fully support. We believe that it is one of the bedrocks of stable relationships and society. We are very proud on these Benches that we introduced civil partnerships for gay people some years ago, and that we fully supported the Government last year, in the previous Session, when they decided the time was right to introduce equal marriage for gay people. We...

Education: British Values — Question for Short Debate (26 June 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Baroness King of Bow: ...that the Conservative proposal to bring in eight regional commissioners will not actually provide that local oversight and therefore does not remedy the problem? Secondly, where discrimination is found towards girls, gay people or religious groups, let us turn to that trusty British value: the rule of law. Don’t start talking about terrorism prevention, just enforce the Equality Act...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Deportation: LGBT People (26 June 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon: To ask her Majesty’s Government how many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender asylum seekers have been deported from the United Kingdom over the last five years.

British Values: Teaching — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (25 June 2014)

John Denham: ...a snapshot of where our national debate had reached in 2010. Not everyone will support the Act’s values, which is the point made by my right hon. Friend the Member for Oxford East (Mr Smith). This Parliament has sanctioned gay marriage, despite the opposition of England’s established Church. Upholding the law means respecting gay marriage, but where does that leave the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Crimes of Violence (25 June 2014)

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: ...to stalking victims; the National Domestic Violence Helpline which offers support for victims of domestic violence and is run jointly by Women’s Aid and Respect; Broken Rainbow which offers help to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender victims; the Male Advice (and Enquiry) Line which offers help to male victims of domestic violence and advice to perpetrators; and RESPECT which...

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