An Inalienable Right to be Gay: How Can the Modern British Conservative Party be an Ally to the LGBT+ Community?

Ostrowski, A. (2022) An Inalienable Right to be Gay: How Can the Modern British Conservative Party be an Ally to the LGBT+ Community? Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

This dissertation will shed light on whether the modern Conservative Party can be an ally to the LGBT+ community. Chapter one of this dissertation will compare LGBT+ allyship within the Conservative Party since the 1950s with Conservative homophobia. To examine how these fringe groups have co-existed within the Conservative Party throughout the decades. This dissertation has a great interest in how relationships among the media, the public, the Church and lone Christian voices have shaped the Tory Party’s mindset on homosexuality. As we venture into the 21st century, the Conservative Party is at a turning point, a crisis of identity. While the first chapter of this dissertation acknowledges the past, the second chapter of this essay will explore various pressing questions about contemporary Conservative and LGBT+ identity. The definition of a modern Conservative Party and their ideals as the current battles for LGBT+ equality go on for LGBT+ inclusive education, extended Trans rights or the ongoing promise by the Tory government to ban Conversion therapy.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: A dissertation submitted to the University of Chichester in part fulfilment of the BA (Hons) Politics, Philosophy and Ethics degree
Uncontrolled Keywords: LGBT, Conservative, British
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Arts and Humanities > History
Student Research > Undergraduate
Depositing User: Gail Graffham
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2022 11:50
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2022 11:50
URI: https://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/6614

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