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GT readers to compile election manifesto

Readers of GT are being asked to compile their own election manifesto this month - for presentation to the three main political parties ahead of the general election.

Readers of GT are being asked to compile their own election manifesto this month - for presentation to the three main political parties ahead of the general election.

Together with DIVA Magazine and PinkPaper.com, the three leading gay lifestyle brands will unite to create a checklist of what matters most to gay, lesbian and bisexual voters - and highlight what the parties need to prioritise for our community.

Topics could include removing faith school exemptions from the Equality Bill, tackling homophobic bullying in schools, legalisation of gay marriage, scrapping the blood ban and providing tax breaks for united couples - or any other live issue which we may face in the next decade.

Jane Czyzselska, Editor of DIVA, said: "Although we've won legal parity in many more areas than we had at the last election, there are still some outstanding issues that need addressing. These include the right of religious gays to marry in faith centres, trans rights and the current loophole that allows homophobic faith schools to legally discriminate against gay pupils and teachers.

"What's more, many LGBT members care passionately about eradicating poverty, ending tax cuts for the rich and the environment. We want to hear from readers what they would like us to ask the country's future leaders, so get writing to us!"

If you'd like to contribute, please send an email entitled ELECTION MANIFESTO with your list of suggestions to: peter@pinkpaper.com by Friday 12 February.


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