The Labour Party in Northern Ireland are pleased to announce the launch of LGBT Labour Northern Ireland this Saturday 11 October 2014 in the Holiday Inn Express, 106 University Street Belfast.
Speakers include Stephen Twigg MP, Bev Craig, National co-chair of LGBT Labour, Malachi O'Hara of the Rainbow Project, Jody Rogerson of USDAW, and Jennifer Clifford of Trans Derry. There will be a series of workshops on an Equality Act, transgender issues, marriage equality and LGBT Asylum seekers. The programme can be downloaded from this link.
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Stephen Twigg MP is currently Labour MP for Liverpool West Derby. He was first elected to the House of Commons for Labour in 1997, when he won Michael Portillo's seat as the first openly gay man standing for election.
Bev Craig is the National Co Chair of Labour LGBT and is a Labour councillor for the Burnage ward on Greater Manchester Council. She is originally from Northern Ireland and returns frequently.
Jody Rogerson has been working for Tesco in NI for the last 9 years. At the age of 26, she has been an Usdaw member for 9 years, an Usdaw rep for 3 and in the last two years she has become an active equalities representative and has spoken on LGBT rights at Usdaw divisional conference where she received resounding support from the trade union and continues to do so.
Jennifer Clifford is a member of Trans Derry, a support group for transgender people in Derry supported by The Rainbow Project.
LGBT Labour Northern Ireland is part of the Labour Party in Northern Ireland. It is also part of the wider Labour Campaign for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights in the Labour Party, and of LGBT Labour, which is a socialist society affiliated to the Labour Party.
Their purpose is to campaign within the Labour Party and wider labour movement to promote the rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities, as well as to encourage members of the LGBT community to support the Labour Party.
PRESS RELEASE The Labour Party in Northern Ireland are pleased to announce the launch of LGBT Labour Northern Ireland this Saturday 11 October 2014 in the Holiday Inn Express, 106 University...