The UK government LGBT Action Plan: Discourses of progress and LGBTQI+ lives ‘getting better’

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


The LGBT Action Plan (2018) represents a significant UK government commitment towards LGBTQI+ equalities, operating in conjunction with cumulative legislative advances. Yet there is room for critique within this Plan, as proposed actions and as celebratory rhetoric of lives ‘getting better’. But while some policy areas are celebrated as signifiers of ‘coming forward’, others are relegated to the too tough in-tray, suspended in enduring stasis. Opposing ‘political time’ with ‘queer time’, this talk concludes with the policy challenges posed by intersectional (in)equalities in these ‘new times’.
Period20 Nov 20196 Dec 2019
Held atUniversity of Western Sydney, Australia


  • Social Policy
  • Intersectionality
  • Politics
  • Section 28
  • Theresa May
  • Penny Mordaunt
  • Equalities Legislation
  • Brexit