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A long and winding road

February is LGBT history month. This will be the tenth annual event to raise awareness of, and combat prejudice against, what remains a substantially invisible minority.

6 February 2015

The first event came in the wake of the abolition of section 28 of 1988's Local Government Act, the now infamous law which prohibited local authorities and schools in England and Wales from 'promoting' homosexuality and labelled gay family relationships as 'pretend'.

To coincide with LGBT history month, this week the Law Society hosted its twelfth lecture in association with equal rights charity Stonewall. Titled 'The long and winding road - the issues facing LGBTI people worldwide', the spotlight moved away from the UK and towards the atrocities continuing to take place each day around the globe. Human rights barrister and chief executive of the Human Dignity Trust, John Cooper OBE, delivered the lecture.

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