Westminster, and especially Soho, has been at the heart of London's LGBT community for decades. As Westminster and City of London Democrats we have a long and proud history of representing this vibrant community, and of campaigning to improve the lives of LGBT people across our city, and across the UK.
This year's LGBT History Month celebrates the landmark decision to decriminalise homosexuality, an act which began the slow but steady path to civil partnerships and finally equal marriage, policies championed and enacted by Liberal Democrats.
Tim Farron, our party leader spoke this week about the importance of recognising the "countless" contributions of campaigners who across those decades who have fought prejudice and homophobia.
"LGBT History Month is a celebration of the LGBT community and a recognition of the countless contributions of campaigners who have been drivers of change in fighting prejudice and hate in all its forms.
"This year also marks an important milestone in gay British History, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalization of male homosexuality. The LGBT movement has made great progress in the last few decades but we should never become complacent in tackling discrimination and intolerance.
"I am proud to lead a party that is accepting of anyone, regardless of their race, faith, gender, background or sexual orientation. The Liberal Democrats will always stand with the community in building and safeguarding a society that is open, tolerant and united.
"Thank you to everyone involved in organising this year’s celebrations and I wish you all an enjoyable month ahead."