Former Tory Cabinet & Equalities Minister Justine Greening has launched a campaign to ensure LGBT+ venues can reopen and thrive after lockdown.
Greening, who came out Pride in London 2016, announced the campaign, “Together Tomorrow”, in a letter to current Conservative equalities chief Liz Truss,
The former Putney MP had the Conservative whip removed last September after blocking Boris Johnson’s plan for a “no deal” Brexit with a group of other Conservative rebels. She later quit the party,
“LGBT+ venues have played a huge part in our community’s struggle, from the first Stonewall Riots in 1969 to the 1999 bombing of the Admiral Duncan right here in London,” said Greening, who was minister for women and equalities between 2016 and 2018.
“These venues are community hubs, often the only place that LGBT+ people regularly gather but COVID-19 poses them the greatest threat in a generation.”