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The Green Party of England and Wales has adopted a major new guidance document to assist its disciplinary processes. The new guidance seeks to help the party identify discrimination against LGBT+ people. Within the guidance adopted by the party is a definition of queerphobia.

The party is expected to publish the guidance document – including the definition – in the coming days.

The new guidance has been inserted into the Green Party’s framework for ethics and conduct which is used internally including by the party’s disciplinary bodies.

The adoption of a definition of queerphobia follows the party integrating a definition of islamophobia into the same framework earlier this year. It also comes two years after Green Party members agreed to adopt a detailed guidance document on antisemitism.

The new guidance was approved unanimously by the Green Party Regional Council (GPRC).

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