LGBT History Month is an opportunity to commemorate the bravery of those who have campaigned and spoken out. We have changed attitudes and behaviour, and changed laws.
I have campaigned and voted for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) equality from the moment I entered Parliament in 1983. While progress has been made in Britain, prejudice in law and in society remains, and in too much of the rest of the world people face imprisonment, torture, persecution, horrendous forms of violence and murder for simply being who they are.
This LGBT History Month I encourage you to think about what you can do to challenge prejudice and to advance equality. Please try to get to events in your local area to support and celebrate LGBT successes, and to learn more about the history and what we still have to do to achieve full equality.