Launch of international LGBT campaign group Kaleidoscope

In September 2011, Kaleidoscope – a new international LGBT campaign group – was launched in parliament by Speaker John Bercow, the group’s honorary president.

The group will combat the rise in homophobic violence around the world, with a focus on Africa and the Middle East.

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Increasing women’s representation on boards: The 30% Club

30 per cent club

The 30% Club is a group of chairmen voluntarily committed to bringing more women onto UK corporate boards.

It aims to do this by:

  • Inspiring company leaders to appoint more women to executive and non-executive directorships;
  • Improving the pipeline below board level, to widen the talent pool available to business;
  • Supporting and encouraging successful women in business.

The initiative was launched in November 2010.

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Equal Love campaign

Equal Love

The Equal Love campaign aims to challenge the twin bans on gay marriages and heterosexual civil partnerships, with eight couples filing applications at register offices and then, when they are refused, bringing a joint legal action in the courts to secure a change in the law.

The campaign is being organised by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender human rights organisation OutRage!

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