26th July 2017
National LGBT Survey
Proud’s National Committee welcomes the launch of the Government Equalities Office National LGBT survey.
We recognise and celebrate the many legal advances that have been achieved over the past 50 years following the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales. However we are also acutely aware, from feedback from members and many of the stories reported in the press, that many instances of LGBT based hate and discrimination continue to exist today.
Proud believes that the Government’s National LGBT survey offers an excellent opportunity to help shape the future of the LGBT rights movement and encourages all Proud members to consider taking part and making their voices heard through the survey.
Proud Chair, Richard Jones, commented “It is vitally important that we ensure that we are represented and our voice is recorded. Within days of the survey opening, there have already been moves within far right organisations to attack and undermine our legitimate and proper representation in the UK. July 2017 saw fifty years of the first steps towards equality with the partial decriminalisation of love between two men. We still have so far to go before we have full equality and the responses you can make in this survey will show how we can move closer to equality as citizens.”
The survey, which should take no more than ten minutes to complete, can be accessed by clicking here.