The LGBT election hustings is underway – you can watch it here.

The event, hosted by Stonewall in partnership with PinkNews and Pride in London, is a chance for LGBT voters to challenge senior representatives from all political parties about their plans on equality over the next Parliament.



The event, taking place at the London School of Economics, is the last time major party figures will be grilled by the public on LGBT issues before the election.

On the panel are out Conservative Education Secretary and Minister for Equalities Justine Greening, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Sarah Champion, out Liberal Democrat peer Lord Paddick, Chair of the LGBTIQA+ Greens Aimee Challenor, and president of the Women’s Equality Party Catherine Mayer.

Invites were also extended to the UK Independence Party, Scottish National Party and Plaid Cymru.

Watch the event below:

The event was originally set to take place last week, but was postponed due to the suspension of national campaigning following the Manchester terror attack.

Stonewall said: “In light of the tragic events that took place in Manchester, we have moved our LGBT Hustings to Tuesday 30 May.

“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.

Voters are also urged to use the Stonewall web tool to message their local candidate ahead of the General Election.

The General Election takes place on June 8.




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