Our Vision

“Lesbians, gay men and bisexuals living free from discrimination or disadvantage based on their sexual orientation.”

While we have seen many advances in legal protections for lesbians, gay men and bisexuals, this has not yet translated into practice in all aspects of our personal, professional and political lives. The advances and protections we have won in the UK and many other Western countries are not yet replicated in all parts of the world. Even in countries that have seen such advances for lesbians, gay men and bisexual people, our rights, culture, and history are now under threat from new ideologies conflating biological sex with the notion of gender identity and replacing ‘sex’ with ‘gender’, thereby erasing same-sex sexual orientation. As lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals we want to be free to openly celebrate who we are.

Our Mission

To advance lesbian, gay and bisexual rights

We advance the interests of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals, and stand up for our right to live as same-sex attracted people without discrimination or disadvantage. We will ensure that the voices of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals are heard in all public and political discussions affecting our lives.

To highlight the dual discrimination faced by lesbians

We amplify the voices of lesbians and highlight the dual discrimination experienced by lesbians as women who are same-sex attracted in a male-dominated society.

To protect children who may grow up to be lesbian, gay, or bisexual

We work to protect children from harmful, unscientific ideologies that may lead them to believe either their personality or their body is in need of changing. Any child growing up to be lesbian, gay or bisexual has the right to be happy and confident about their sexuality and who they are.

To promote free speech on lesbian, gay and bisexual issues

We promote freedom of speech and informed dialogue on issues concerning the rights of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals. We assert that different opinions, even those we may disagree with, should be heard as part of the public debate.

Our Values

Respect

We engage with others respectfully. We discuss, propose, and oppose ideas; we do not attack individuals. Disagreement does not equal hate. We do not condone, endorse, or encourage any abusive or discriminatory behaviour towards any group or individual.

Solidarity

We work collaboratively, standing together, sharing information, and building connections with like-minded groups and individuals, curating community and resilience, to achieve positive outcomes.

Evidence

Facts matter. Our approach is to consider the evidence to make informed decisions and communicate in a factual and honest way. Legislation, policy, guidance and decisions that affect lesbians, gay men and bisexuals must also be based on evidence.

Clarity of meaning

We communicate ideas, and engage in debate, based on clear and accurate definitions. We uphold the legal and scientific definition of homosexuality as sexual orientation towards people of the same sex, and of bisexuality as sexual orientation towards people of either sex.

Reality of biology

We recognise that sex is binary, female and male, and that (for the vast majority of people) sex is determined at conception, observed at birth (or in utero), and recorded. We reject the co-opting of rare medical Differences in Sexual Development (DSDs/intersex conditions) in order to cast doubt on the binary nature of sex.

Individual freedom

We support women’s reproductive rights and bodily autonomy. We stand with lesbians in rejecting pressure to accept as sexual partners, or admit into lesbian spaces, males who define themselves as women. We stand with gay men in rejecting pressure to accept as sexual partners, or admit into gay men’s spaces, females who define themselves as men.

Non-partisan

We are non-party political. We engage with organisations and publications with diverse political views. However, we do not, and will not, forge links with, or accept funding from, any organisation that does not share our values or whose aims we consider to be fundamentally hostile to the rights of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals, or that seeks to undermine women’s reproductive rights.

Our Trustees

Eileen Gallagher OBE (Chair of Trustees)

Eileen Gallagher OBE:

Our Chair of Trustees, Eileen is founder and former CEO of Shed Media Group – the drama company responsible for Bad Girls and Footballers’ Wives. As former chair of PACT, the trade association for independent film and TV producers, she successfully lobbied for changes to the 2003 Communications Act which created the media regulator, Ofcom.

Conrad Roeber

Conrad Roeber:

As a strategy consultant, Conrad was the primary author of IPSO’s recent report into the treatment of transgender-related issues by the UK press. During the research for this, he became concerned about the potential for harm to women and LGB and transgender people in the confused debate about trans-related rights.

Malcolm Clark

Malcolm Clark:

RTS and Emmy nominated executive producer, Malcolm earned his spurs at the BBC’s flagship science series, Horizon before becoming head of science at Mentorn Television. Over the years he’s made documentaries with Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins, Jesse Jackson, Germaine Greer, Gorbachev and William Shatner.

Kathleen Stock OBE

Kathleen Stock OBE:

Professor of Philosophy at Sussex University. Her most recent publication is Material Girls.

Kate Harris

Kate Harris:

Previously VP American Express Corporate Services. Track record in leading business critical global relationships; strategic business planning and budget management. Lifelong feminist/lesbian activist: worked at Brighton Women’s Aid. Former volunteer fundraiser for Stonewall.

Lord Young of Norwood Green

Lord Young:

Labour Party Life Peer; former General Secretary of National Communications Union; Joint General Secretary of the Communication Workers Union. Previous Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Department for Innovation, Universities & Skills, later at Department for Business, Innovation & Skills. Ex-Governor of the BBC.

Bev Jackson

Bev Jackson:

After a career as a teacher and university lecturer in English literature, Bev spent 17 years as a translator at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Now a freelance academic translator, largely in art history. A founding member of the UK Gay Liberation Front and former activist in many areas including refugee rights, she is the author of A Month with Starfish.

Robert Wintemute

Robert Wintemute:

Professor of Human Rights Law at King’s College London, lawyer or expert in successful LGB court cases in Europe and Latin America, signatory of the 2007 Yogyakarta Principles (now critical of Principles 3 & 31)

Contact Us

    You can write to us at:

    LGB Alliance
    Kemp House 152-160 City Road London EC1V 2NX

    LGB Alliance Scotland
    Summit House 4-5 Mitchell Street Edinburgh EH6 7BD

    Read more about LGB Alliance Scotland here

    LGB Alliance is a charity registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales (number 1194148)

     

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    Around the World

    There are other LGB groups all around the world. These groups are separate organisations from us but with similar aims and beliefs. Some are more established, and others are just getting going, but if you live in the area they cover, then please do look them up and show your support. 

    AUSTRALIA

    LGB Alliance Australia

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    BRAZIL

    Frente LGB Brasil

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    CANADA

    LGB Alliance Canada

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    ICELAND

    LGB teymið

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    IRELAND

    LGB Alliance Ireland

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    MEXICO

    Alianza LGB México

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    NORWAY

    LLH2019

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    POLAND

    KoalicjaLGB

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    SERBIA

    Lezbejska i gej solidarna mreža / LGSM

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    SPAIN

    Red LGB

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    USA

    LGB Alliance USA

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    WALES

    LGB Alliance Cymru

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    INDIA

    LGB Alliance India

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    GERMANY

    LGB Alliance Deutschland

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