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Leeds Socialist Party members formed a very visible and vocal contingent on the Leeds LGBT Pride march around Leeds city centre on 1 August, handing out leaflets calling for a united fight against homophobia and transphobia as part of the wider struggle for socialism.

Following the march a public meeting was held on the topic of sexuality and socialism. We discussed our response to the rise in homophobic violence locally, nationally and internationally and the fact that legal reforms for LGBT rights within the context of capitalist society have not prevented such homophobia.

Dave Younger, Leeds Socialist Party LGBTQ organiser