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GayLib is an LGBT conservative and centre-right political faction formerly affiliated with the French political party Union for a Popular Movement from its inception in 2002 to 2013.[1] Its president is Emmanuel Blanc.[2]


The creation of GayLib was supported by Jean-Pierre Raffarin, Philippe Douste-Blazy, Alain Juppé, and François Baroin.[3] In 2002, its members took part in the pride parade in Paris for the first time.[3]

Since 2007, they have been waylaid by The Pink Panthers,[4] Act Up and AIDES[5] because of the UMP's repudiation of same-sex marriage.[6] However, GayLib says that the UMP helped toughen up hate-crime laws, improved the PACS, created the HALDE, and attempted to decriminalise homosexuality through Rama Yade's appeal to the United Nations.[6]

In January 2013, it left the UMP position to oppose same-sex marriage and adoption.[7] It is currently seeking to affiliate with the Union of Democrats and Independents, whose president, Jean-Louis Borloo, endorses same-sex marriage.

See also[edit]

Homosexualités et Socialisme - The Socialist Party equivalent


  1. ^ Xavier Jardin, Dictionnaire de la Droite, Paris: Larousse, 2007, p. 138 [1]
  2. ^ Le bureau de GayLib
  3. ^ a b Historique
  4. ^ Cédric Douzant, 'Gay pride: entre les Panthères roses et Gaylib, la guerre continue', , in Têtu, 29 June 2009 [2]
  5. ^ Marc Endeweld, 'Marche des fiertés: le char de GayLib bloqué pendant une heure', in Têtu, 30 June 2008 [3]
  6. ^ a b Cédric Douzant, 'Gaylib à la gay pride: le char qui dérange', in Têtu, 25 June 2009 [4]
  7. ^ Gaylib quitte l'UMP , Le Figaro, 12/01/2013

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