LGBTory

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LGBTory
The LGBTory Rainbow Tree Logo
The LGBTory Logo
Motto "The LGBT Conservative Group"
Formation 2006
Type LGBT, Conservative
Purpose LGBT Rights and Conservative Principles
Location
Region served
United Kingdom
National Chairman
Colm Howard-Lloyd
Main organ
National Executive[1]
Affiliations Conservative Party
Website http://www.LGBTory.co.uk/
@LGBTory (Twitter)
Facebook

LGBTory is the national organization for LGBT Conservatives officially affiliated to the Conservative Party.[2]

It is the successor group to CGHE (Conservative Group for Homosexual Equality) which was founded in 1977 and also went under the name TORCHE (the Tory Campaign for Homosexual Equality, 1992 onwards) and Gay Conservatives. The original group ceased its activities in 2004.[3][4][5]

LGBTory campaigns for Conservative Party LGBT candidates,[6][7][8] including through its Candidates' Fund[9] and attends Pride events across the country.[10][11][12] It also organizes events related to LGBT rights[13][14] including an annual event with Stonewall at Conservative Party Conference.[15][16]

Chairmanship[edit]

The current chairman is Colm Howard-Lloyd, elected in 2014.[17]

Previous chairman

  • 2007-2008 Anastasia Beaumont-Bott[18]
  • 2008-2009 Edward Butler-Ellis
  • 2009-2013 Matthew Sephton[19]

Patrons[edit]

LGBTory has 13 patrons:[20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Executive". LGBTory. 
  2. ^ "About Us". LGBTory. 
  3. ^ Rayside, David Morton (1998). On the Fringe: Gays and Lesbians in Politics. Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801483745. 
  4. ^ "News". TORCHE. 
  5. ^ "Catalogue of the papers of the Conservative Group for Homosexual Equality (later Tory Campaign for Homosexual Equality)". London School of Economics Archives. 
  6. ^ "Campaign Day for Stuart Andrew". LGBTory. 
  7. ^ "Campaigning for Mike Freer MP in Finchley". LGBTory. 
  8. ^ "LGBTory Autumn Newsletter 2014". LGBTory. 
  9. ^ "LGBTory launches Candidates' Fund". LGBTory. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  10. ^ Blackhurst, Rob (1 August 2008). "A Rhapsody in Blue". Financial Times. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  11. ^ "LGBTory at Pride in London". LGBTory. 
  12. ^ "Reading Pride". LGBTory. 
  13. ^ "Conservative responses to the persecution of LGBTI people around the World". LGBTory. 
  14. ^ "What should the next government's agenda for international LGBT rights be?". LGBTory. 
  15. ^ "What Matters to LGBT Voters". LGBTory. 
  16. ^ "Conservative Party Conference Fringe Meeting". LGBTory. 
  17. ^ Roberts, Scott (27 January 2014). "LGBTory Chairman Matthew Sephton steps down from post". Pink News. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  18. ^ Blackhurst, Rob (1 August 2008). "A Rhapsody in Blue". Financial Times. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  19. ^ Roberts, Scott (27 January 2014). "LGBTory Chairman Matthew Sephton steps down from post". Pink News. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  20. ^ "Patrons". LGBTory. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  21. ^ "Patrons". LGBTory. 
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  25. ^ "Patrons". LGBTory. 
  26. ^ "Patrons". LGBTory. 
  27. ^ "Patrons". LGBTory. 
  28. ^ "Patrons". LGBTory. 
  29. ^ "Patrons". LGBTory. 
  30. ^ "Patrons". LGBTory. 
  31. ^ "Patrons". LGBTory. 
  32. ^ "Patrons". LGBTory. 
  33. ^ "Patrons". LGBTory.