Anneliese today joined LGBT Labour members to support Oxford Pride celebrations.
Oxford Pride draws in thousands of people every year, not just from Oxford but from across the South East, who come together to celebrate our lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and intersex communities.
Anneliese said “As always, it was fantastic to be at Oxford Pride – and this time, as a formal supporter in my role as MEP. I passionately believe in full LGBT equality and I’m working hard in the European Parliament’s intergroup on LGBTI rights to further this cause. I am proud to be a supporter of Pride in my home city, and loved celebrating our diversity together.”
The last Labour government did more to advance LGBTI rights than any other government in British history. Labour equalised the age of consent, ended the ban on LGBT people serving in the armed forces, scrapped the homophobic Section 28, gave LGBT individuals and couples the right to adopt children, banned discrimination in the workplace, introduced the Gender Recognition Act and much more. Nevertheless, there is much work to be done before true equality can be reached, which is why Anneliese will continue to campaign with LGBT Labour and work in the European Parliament to further LGBT rights.