A Conservative Party member has been accused of using homophobic insults at a party celebrating LGBT diversity. Birmingham.
Several people have been ejected for allegedly using abusive language at a Reflex nightclub event.
Two sources told ITV News that one had to be escorted out of the venue for calling a gay man a ‘f**’ and another had two women. was called “dirty l*****”.
One of the victims told the station:
Tuesday night’s event was open to anyone with a security pass, including party members and lobbyists. Hundreds of people are said to have attended. LGBT chair conservativesElena Bunbury said:
“The staff at the venue were good at excluding people and would not tolerate it. We stand firm against hate crimes.”
Bunbury wrote on Twitter: We put on a free event, but it’s been ruined by a few people who feel they need to be abused.
“Thank you to those who have paid their respects. It means a lot.”
Jessica Zbinden-Webster, head of women for LGBT Conservatives, also tweeted: We made a list and checked it twice for her. ”
Anneliese Dodds, Secretary of State for Women and Equality, said: The Conservative Party must take these allegations seriously and investigate them urgently. Anyone found to have been involved in homophobic abuse must face disciplinary action.
“Hate crimes against LGBT+ people have doubled in the last five years under Conservative government. Labor will act by exacerbating all LGBT+ related hate crimes.”
A Conservative Party spokesperson said:
“If any person is found to be a member of the Party, we will promptly initiate an investigation.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/oct/05/homophobic-abuse-allegedly-used-tory-party-lgbt-event-birmingham Conservative Conference 2022 Alleged Homophobic Abuse At Tory LGBT Event In Birmingham