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Musicians Union outlines initiatives to support LGBT+ members

Laura  Barnes
Musicians Union outlines initiatives to support LGBT+ members

The Musicians’ Union (MU) has outlined its plans for taking part in numerous initiatives throughout 2017 that support its LGBT+ members and the LGBT+ community as a whole.

On May 17th, the MU celebrated International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia.

With 2017 being the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales, there will be an array of events throughout the summer dedicated to celebrating the UK’s LGBT+ community.

The MU is sponsoring this year’s Prides got Talent, and will also be marching with members at London Pride (24th June – 9th July), UK Black Pride (9th July) and Manchester Pride (25th August).
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“The freedoms that LGBT+ people enjoy in England and Wales are not felt by LGBT+ people across the world,” said the MU.

“Did you know that 74 countries still criminalise homosexuality, and in 10 countries homosexuality is punishable by death?

“In Chechnya gay men are being abducted, tortured and killed because of their sexuality. This cannot continue. LGBT+ people in Chechnya urgently need help to ensure their safety.”

You can lend our support by signing this petition organised by Amnesty International. You can also sign up to Amnesty’s LGBTI Network to receive emails when there’s a case that needs your help.

The MU is also encouraging anyone interested to join them as they March in London and Manchester this year. Spaces are limited so email equalities@theMU.org to secure your place.

Tags: musicians' union , mu , pride , LGBT , gay pride

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