As Pride month 2023 comes to a close, we want to take time to honour and commemorate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, asexual, non-binary and pansexual people. Pride began after the Stonewall riots with a series of gay liberation protests in 1969 and it’s now become a worldwide movement. Events and marches take place across the globe which celebrate the LGBTIQA+ rights movement and drive more changes.
D2 are proud to celebrate Pride month, we have decorated our head office with Pride flag bunting and donned our screens as part of the celebration. As a business and an ally for the LGBTIQA+ community, we want to support and continue to build an environment where people feel safe, secure, and celebrated for being their authentic self.
Today we would like to celebrate some of the LGBTIQA+ people that have changed the world through their courage and strength, paving the way for others to live their authentic lives and be celebrated for who they are.
The last 50 years have seen such growth, acceptance, and love, all thanks to the leaders that fight for the LGBTIQA+ rights, their community and their allies that support and educate people around the world.
Sex between two men over 21 and “in private” is decriminalised
Decriminalisation in Scotland
Decriminalisation in Northern Ireland
The age of consent for two male partners is lowered to 18
The ban on gay and bisexual people serving in the armed forces is lifted;
the age of consent is equalised for same- and opposite-sex partners at 16
Same-sex couples are given equal rights when it comes to adoption
Gross indecency is removed as an offence
A law allowing civil partnerships is passed
Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is banned
Gender reassignment is added as a protected characteristic in equality
Gay marriage becomes legal in England, Wales, and Scotland
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