Stuart was delighted to attend a Pride Reception at Number 10 Downing Street to celebrate the progress being made of the first twelve months of the Government’s four-year LGBT Action Plan.
Achievements within year one include:
- Appointing Dr Michael Brady as the first National Adviser for LGBT Health, and awarding £1 million in funding to trial new ways to tackle LGBT health issues
- Delivering an anti-homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying programme in more than 1,800 schools and reformed relationships and sex education
- Updating the Hate Crime Action Plan and announcing a Law Commission review into hate crime to explore the effectiveness of existing legislation
- Establishing a panel of independent experts to advise government on issues and policies concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people
- Committing to hosting an international conference on LGBT equality in London next year
Stuart said: “I was very pleased to be able to attend the Pride Reception and I was absolutely delighted by the fact that a third of the LGBT Action Plan has been delivered already within the first twelve months. Equality is an issue very close to my heart and it is absolutely crucial that we take steps to address any kind of discrimination against anyone for the differences between us that cannot be helped. I look forward to seeing what the next twelve months of the LGBT Action Plan have to offer and I am very grateful for everyone who took the time to join me in honouring this achievement”.