Global Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT+) Rights APPG

First Registered: 20/05/2020 • Last updated on: 14/07/2021

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To ensure that global lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) issues are permanently part of the government’s agenda and the wider national conversation about human rights and equality, raised by well-briefed and motivated parliamentarians both nationally and internationally.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Global Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT+) Rights

1. International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia and Interphobia 2020
13/05/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: violence and discrimination that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex communities and other people

2. LGBT Action Plan 2018: Improving the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people
03/07/2018 - Government Equalities Office (GEO)
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Found: LGBT Action Plan 2018: Improving the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people -

3. Global Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT+) Rights
20/05/2020 - APPGs

Found: To ensure that global lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) issues are permanently part of the

4. Turkey: country policy and information notes
29/10/2019 - UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)
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Found: handling particular types of protection and human rights claims. This includes whether claims are likely

5. LGBT HISTORY MONTH 2019
21/02/2019 - Early Day Motions

Found: House recognises February as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month 2019; affirms

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Global Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT+) Rights

1. LGBT Rights: Brunei
10/04/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: to move,That this House has considered LGBT rights in Brunei.It is a pleasure to serve with - Speech Link
2: together to…celebrate diversity” and to “protect human rights”. Given the situation in Brunei, which, as the - Speech Link
3: Association, where there are also questions about LGBT legislative equality. Surely the role of the British - Speech Link

2. Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Women’s Health Inequalities
10/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: move,That this House has considered lesbian, bisexual and trans women’s health inequalities.It - Speech Link
2: this time we should include in our thoughts those lesbian, bi and trans women who are asylum seekers and - Speech Link
3: number of stories in the press at the moment about LGBT asylum seekers that are hugely concerning, and I - Speech Link

3. LGBT International Rights
12/10/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: the UK is a strong supporter of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans rights internationally through our overseas - Speech Link
2: been used by Governments to curtail human rights, with LGBT people very much in the firing line in places - Speech Link
3: repressive action, including discrimination against LGBT citizens. Like my noble friend, I am concerned about - Speech Link

4. International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
16/05/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: debates, including last year, I spoke about how LGBT+ rights are now a tale of two worlds. A year on, it - Speech Link
2: Commonwealth countries on the discrimination of LGBT communities in their own countries? We must preach - Speech Link
3: services to LGBT people.In March this year, the Kenyan Court of Appeal ruled that an LGBT non-governmental - Speech Link

5. International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
17/05/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: parliamentary group on global lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights—which he chairs—gave a huge - Speech Link
2: mentioning Pride. Although I do not identify as LGBT, I have previously enjoyed many Pride events. - Speech Link
3: supporter of the LGBT community in general and also of those of us as individuals who are LGBT; we certainly - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Global Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT+) Rights
1. LGBT People: Gay Conversion Therapy
asked by: Alicia Kearns
02/02/2021
... in which countries the UK Government is supporting efforts to end LGBTQ+ conversion therapy.

2. LGBT People: Gay Conversion Therapy
asked by: Lord Black of Brentwood
12/04/2021
... with the Global Interfaith Commission on LGBT+ Lives following that organisation's declaration against conversion therapy of December 2020.

3. LGBT People: Human Rights
asked by: Crispin Blunt
04/05/2020
... how the Government is using its term as co-chair of the Equal Rights Coalition to ensure that LGBT+ people's rights are being upheld globally (a) during the covid-19 pandemic and (b) more generally.

4. LGBT People: Human Rights
asked by: Lord Black of Brentwood
09/04/2021
... especially its strategies to restrict conversion therapy practices.

5. LGBT People: Human Rights
asked by: Lord Black of Brentwood
09/04/2021
... what assessment they have made of its findings; and what plans they have this year to take forward the recommendation to ban conversion therapy.

Latest Questions
21 Current APPG Officers
Crispin Blunt Portrait
Crispin Blunt
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Reigate
Joined: 20th May 2020
Angela Eagle Portrait
Angela Eagle
Deputy Chair
Labour - Wallasey
Joined: 10th March 2021
No other APPG Memberships
John Nicolson Portrait
John Nicolson
Deputy Chair
Scottish National Party - Ochil and South Perthshire
Joined: 10th March 2021
David Mundell Portrait
David Mundell
Secretary
Conservative - Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Joined: 10th March 2021
Lord Collins of Highbury Portrait
Lord Collins of Highbury
Treasurer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 20th May 2020
2 APPG Memberships
HIV and AIDS , Nutrition for Growth
Baroness Hunt of Bethnal Green Portrait
Baroness Hunt of Bethnal Green
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 10th March 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Black of Brentwood Portrait
Lord Black of Brentwood
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 10th March 2021
Lord Gilbert of Panteg Portrait
Lord Gilbert of Panteg
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 10th March 2021
Lord Smith of Finsbury Portrait
Lord Smith of Finsbury
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 10th March 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Herbert of South Downs Portrait
Lord Herbert of South Downs
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 10th March 2021
1 APPG Membership
Global Tuberculosis
Lord Cashman Portrait
Lord Cashman
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 20th May 2020
1 APPG Membership
Dalits
Stewart Malcolm McDonald Portrait
Stewart Malcolm McDonald
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Glasgow South
Joined: 20th May 2020
Stephen Doughty Portrait
Stephen Doughty
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Cardiff South and Penarth
Joined: 10th March 2021
Conor Burns Portrait
Conor Burns
Vice Chair
Conservative - Bournemouth West
Joined: 10th March 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Chile , Education Technology
Chris Bryant Portrait
Chris Bryant
Vice Chair
Labour - Rhondda
Joined: 10th March 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Crispin Blunt MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 2254.

Email: crispinbluntmp@parliament.uk

Secretariat:

Kaleidoscope Trust acts as the group's secretariat. https://kaleidoscopetrust.com/

Group's Website:

https://www.appglgbt.org/

Benefits in Kind
Date
8 Mar 2021
Source
Pink News
Description
Producing a weekly LGBT+ news round-up   From : 08/03/2021 To : 08/03/2022
Value
£4,501
Date
15 Jan 2021
Source
Kaleidoscope Trust
Description
Secretariat   From : 15/01/2021 To : 14/01/2022
Value
£1,501
Date
15 Jan 2020
Source
Kaleidoscope Trust
Description
Kaleidoscope Trust is funded by the Baring Foundation to act as the group's secretariat   From : 15/01/2020 To : 14/01/2021
Value
£19,501
Financial Benefits Received
Date
18 Nov 2020
Source
Baring Foundation
Value
£47,200
Date
9 Oct 2020
Source
Baring Foundation
Value
£18,420
Former APPG Officers
Peter Kyle Portrait
Peter Kyle
Vice-Chair
Labour - Hove
Joined: 20th May 2020
Departed: 27th January 2021