The Equality Network’s remit is to work for LGBTI equality. We are party politically neutral, and we do not support any particular political party.
Key LGBTI equality issues related to international work include supporting the strategies of LGBTI organisations in other countries to advocate for equality, and supporting LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees.
Below is what the party manifestos say in these areas. We have only included quotes that relate directly and explicitly to LGBTI equality – of course there is more in the manifestos on other aspects of international work. We also fully understand that people do not make decisions on who to vote for based just on what each party says about LGBTI equality! You can access the parties’ full manifestos from this page.
We want a Scotland that reflects the needs and interests of everyone that lives here, regardless of where they were born, their race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. We will make Scotland a beacon for people fleeing persecution around the world. (page 7)
Detention should never be imposed on those [asylum seekers] who might suffer additional harm due to their age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, pregnancy, health, or experience of rape of torture (page 8).
Scottish Liberal Democrats
Our liberal values, not least human rights, LGBTI equality and sustainable development, will guide our work internationally (page 29).