LGBTQ+

LGBTQI+ people are affected by armed violence through wars, state repression and while crossing borders. There has been an increasing trend in recent years for arms companies such as BAE Systems to use “pink washing” to try and improve their corporate image, promoting themselves as inclusive and “LGBTQI+-friendly” organisations, even while their weapons cause devastation to communities around the world.

LGBTQI+ activists are taking action, refusing to let their identities and struggles be co-opted by military institutions.

You can read more about the campaign against military involvement in London Pride on the CAAT site (https://www.caat.org.uk/campaigns/arms-trade-out/pride), and find out more about No Pride In War at noprideinwar.com.

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Joint statement from DSEI 2015 defendants

11 November 2015
Please support the DSEI defendants solidarity fund to help cover costs of the campaign such as childcare and travel. In mid September 2015 we were arrested for seeking to prevent the setting up of the DSEI arms fair. DSEI (“Defence Security Equipment International”) is one of the world’s largest arms fairs. Operating every two years...
A black person with short hair, a grey t shirt and grey jeans speaks into a microphone in front of a banner which reads "Refugees welcome not arms dealers"

Migration and institutional racism: statement by Black Dissidents

11 September 2015
Speech read by a member of Black Dissidents during the ‘Free Movement for People, Not Weapons’ day of action Responsibility of the trade of arms falls on the entire G8, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the UK and the United States. It is no surprise that these countries facilitate the movement of people freely, the...
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Free Movement for People, not Weapons!

7 September 2017
All day
ExCeL east entrance, Royal Albert Way London