James Gray, Member of Parliament for North Wiltshire and Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Armed Forces last week joined fellow parliamentarians and LGBTQ+ Veterans at a reception for the charity Fighting With Pride.
Fighting With Pride supports LGBTQ+ Veterans, service personnel and their families with their health and wellbeing. It particularly supports those impacted by the ban on LGBTQ+ people serving in the military before January 2000.
The reception follows James raising the issue of LGBT veterans’ rights in the House of Commons with the Minister for Defence People and Veterans last year.
Commenting after the reception James said: “I was pleased to hear speeches by LGBTQ+ veterans and reiterate my commitment to ensuring the historic injustices experienced by those veterans are corrected.” He added “I look forward to reading Lord Etherton’s recommendations in the LGBT Veterans Independent Review when it is published and will continue to hold the Government to account over this matter.”
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The MP for North Wiltshire, James Gray has welcomed the decision by the Secretary of State for Education to allow the expansion of Malmesbury Primary School with £6 million pounds of private investment by Sir James Dyson. The money will be used to build new facilities for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths (STEAM) at the school. Commenting James Gray said: “I am pleased the Secretary of State for Education has listened to the representations I made to her.