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Written Answers — International Development: Developing Countries: Sexuality (19 Dec 2012)

Justine Greening: ...poverty reduction, respect for human rights, improved public financial management, and promoting good governance. The UK Government are committed to ensuring that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people are free to live their lives in a safe and just environment. We are therefore concerned about the proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill being considered by the Ugandan Parliament....

HIV (Developing Countries) — [Hugh Bayley in the Chair] (19 Dec 2012)

Pauline Latham: ...interests of public health are balanced against incentives for innovation, and that the best new HIV medicines are available to all. Laws that criminalise sex work, drug use, same-sex relations or transgender identity do little to change behaviour aside from discouraging the people most at risk of infection from taking measures to protect themselves and their communities from HIV. Laws...

Homosexuality in Nigeria and Uganda — Question (9 Jan 2013)

Baroness Warsi: My Lords, the British Government are strongly committed to upholding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights bilaterally and with international partners. We have raised concerns about the proposed anti-homosexuality Bill being considered by the Ugandan Parliament at very senior levels. Most recently, the Minister for Africa raised the issue with President Museveni during a visit to...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Cameroon (21 Jan 2013)

Baroness Warsi: .... We have been in close contact with the defendants' lawyers throughout. We regularly raise our concerns about the criminalisation of homosexuality, the treatment of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and threats against human rights defenders with the Cameroon Government. For example, on 5 December 2012, our high commissioner raised these issues, including this...

Written Answers — Home Department: Domestic Violence: Males (28 Jan 2013)

Jeremy Browne: ...violence-against-women-gi rls/domestic-violence/ We also fund Respect to run the Men's Advice Line for male victims of domestic violence and Broken Rainbow to run a helpline for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) victims of domestic violence.

Written Answers — Home Department: Crime (29 Jan 2013)

Jeremy Browne: ...British Transport police. Numbers of offences flagged as a hate crime in 2011-12 Number   Monitored hate crime strand(1)   Regions Race Religion Sexual orientation Disability Transgender Total(2) North East Region 1,091 37 89 50 5 1,272 North West Region 5,330 288 636 271 49 6,574 Yorkshire and the Humber Region 2,839 59 147 169 11 3,225 ...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Homosexuality (30 Jan 2013)

Mike Freer: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when his Department will publish an updated Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender toolkit.

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Transsexuality: Discrimination (1 Feb 2013)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what steps the Government are taking to tackle discrimination against transsexual and transgender people in the (a) workplace and (b) wider society.

Armed Forces (Prevention of Discrimination) Bill (1 Feb 2013)

Mark Francois: ...currently set out in section 146 are that the offender either demonstrates, or is motivated by, a hostility towards the victim which is based on the victim’s disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity. Section 145 of that Act is also relevant, as it allows for an offence to be “racially or religiously aggravated” when a sentence is decided. This Bill would add a further...

Scottish Parliament: Human Rights (5 Feb 2013)

Patrick Harvie: ...to this argument globally—to protect “individuals from homophobic and transphobic violence”; to “Prevent torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment” of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people; to decriminalise homosexuality; to prohibit “discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity”; and to respect “freedom of expression, association and...

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill (5 Feb 2013)

William Bain: ...provisions that pave the way for the mutual recognition of marriages, marriages of service personnel and consular staff, and marriages entered into overseas, along with important provisions for the transgender community. There is great support in Scotland for the idea that the institution of marriage should be open to loving couples of the same sex and that the injustices faced by...

Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day: First Part] — Suicide Prevention (6 Feb 2013)

Diane Abbott: .... For many middle-aged men, financial problems or redundancy can cause feelings of shame and hopelessness, and can feel impossible to overcome. Young men and women of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community have not yet been mentioned in our debate. The Stonewall survey found that 50% of LGBT young men and women had attempted self-harm. We need to look at the particular needs...

Public Bill Committee: Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (12 Feb 2013)

Helen Grant: Archbishop Smith, in relation to the transgender provisions in the Bill and to pick up a point made earlier by the hon. Member for Stretford and Urmston, you indicated that the person changing gender would be legally married but questioned whether it would be possible to do that. Can you tell me whether that person and that couple would still be treated as part of the Catholic community and...

Public Bill Committee: Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (12 Feb 2013)

...sitting on the fence” or “trying to be all things to all people” kind of view. There has been a great deal of angling for a change in the law. There are obviously Jewish lesbian,  gay and transgender groups that want to see this. If the opportunities come along, different parts of the community will embrace it or not as they choose to. I do not think that it has been a major...

Public Bill Committee: Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (12 Feb 2013)

Benjamin Cohen: As has also been illustrated, the issue of transgender people and the fact that their marriages are taken away and they are forced to have civil partnership if they go through gender reassignment is something that the Civil Partnership Act 2004 did not really consider. The other thing is that society has moved on a lot since the introduction of civil partnerships. Many people...

Public Bill Committee: Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (14 Feb 2013)

Brendan O'Neill: If you read the Government’s consultation paper on same-sex marriage, it does not mention family, children or community, except when it twice talks about the transgender community. It does not mention the fundamental things that marriage was originally bound up with, which was about managing and organising the renewal of generations and interaction between generations. So...

Public Bill Committee: Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (14 Feb 2013)

Kate Green: May I ask your views on the implications of the Bill for transgender people?

[Sandra Osborne in the Chair] — Eating Disorder Awareness — Backbench business (14 Feb 2013)

Mary Glindon: ...or asking for other services, but it finds that need far outstrips capacity. I mentioned that eating distress is becoming more common among the male population and minority groups, including the transgender community. NIWE has been able to introduce some support for young men and others who come to it, but a lot more work needs to be done. Before I make a plea to the Minister on what needs...

Written Answers — Home Department: Police: Recruitment (25 Feb 2013)

Keith Vaz: ...for the Home Department how many of the candidates interviewed for the 12 chief constable positions appointed since November 2012 were (a) black or minority ethnic, (b) lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and (c) female; and how many candidates were interviewed in total.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Armed Forces (Gay People) (25 Feb 2013)

Mark Francois: A wide range of support is available to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members of the armed forces, including LGBT forums and an employee network site, Proud2Serve, which provides them with a key communication tool. In addition, all members of the armed forces are supported by a network of equality and diversity advisers, who are trained to provide support on a range of equality and...


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