Monday, 29 July 2013

Brooks-Gordon Speaks Up For LGBT Equality

Belinda Is Interviewed By Di Cunningham For Future Radio
Norwich After The Question Time Event
Equalities expert and campaigner, Belinda Brooks-Gordon spoke up for LGBT rights on Saturday claiming that Britain and Europe still have a long way to go to change outdated views.

Dr Brooks-Gordon, who has written a number of books on sexual politics including 'Sexuality Repositioned' and 'The Price of Sex', told a Norwich Pride event that inequalities still exist for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual people.

“We need to challenge many of the outdated assumptions that bind people into conforming to old models,” she said. “Much has been done, and I am proud of the Liberal Democrats in government voting through equal marriage.

“So today is a celebration of what has been achieved by campaigners over the years and another step towards absolute equality of LGBT people. We still have a long way to go, however, and many inequalities still exist across society at home and throughout Europe.”

Dr Brooks-Gordon, a candidate for the 2014 European Parliamentary elections, was speaking at an LGBT version of Question Time arranged for the Pride event at The Forum in Norwich.

It was the fifth anniversary of the Pride and the largest to date with over 5,000 people walking in a Sunshine Parade.