It’s important to remember marriage isn’t the be-all and end-all of LGBTQ+ rights
Britain’s queer youth are under attack.
The Tories would have us believe that we are in a new age of freedom and safety, and that the fight is over. Same-sex marriage has been held up as the holy grail of LGB equality. But the truth is, they are deliberately and knowingly forcing queer young people into destitution, homelessness, and in too many cases, to self harm and suicide.
On Wednesday, the government confirmed their plan to cut housing benefit for 18-21 year olds. Centrepoint youth homelessness charity estimates around 20,000 young people will be affected. These are young people who are already being hit hard by low wages, high rents and, thanks to another Tory scheme, will soon lose their access to Jobseekers Allowance (to be replaced by a workfare programme which will force young people to work for £1.91 per hour).
These young people will join the existing 80,000 who find themselves…
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