Communist Party of Britain

Communists from Britain and internationally came together on Saturday 27th February in a special webinar paying tribute to the life of Mark Ashton former general secretary of the Young Communist League and founder of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners. Organised as part of our centenary celebrations the YCL LGBT+ Commission had arranged the webinar to look at the current issues affecting LGBT+ working people and Socialism’s answer to LGBT + liberation. The YCL had also raised over £625 for the Mark Ashton Red Ribbon Fund that goes towards supporting the work of the Terrence Higgins Trust. Throughout the webinar there was an emphasis on the need for the struggle for LGBT+ liberation to be linked to the struggle to end class exploitation. Belen Barros of the Communist Youth Federation of Argentina spoke about the situation in her country with high rates of violence against women and trans people but with…

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LGBT+ liberation – making the links