Green Party of the United States
Getting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender,
Intersex, Queer Justice & Equality Right
“There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because
we do not live single-issue lives.” -Audre Lord
Lavender Greens are committed to the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people to civil marriage and benefits, child custody, immigration rights, education, as well as the end to all anti-gay discrimination in the military.
Lavender Greens advocate for equal access to affordable housing, living wages, progressive taxation, unrestricted bargaining rights for workers’ and their unions, just welfare reforms, and “ending too big to fail.” We also call for a “people’s bail out”: a moratorium on housing foreclosures and student loan forgiveness. We support laws that end workplace discrimination based on sexuality, HIV status, race, class, disability, or religious affiliation.
Lavender Greens reject any restriction of human rights, citizenship, or privacy because of HIV status, sexuality, race, class, disability, or religious affiliation. We oppose racial profiling and all forms of institutionalized prejudicial practices, which are contrary to racial justice, and therefore an obstruction to justice to all LGBTIQ people. Lavender Greens uphold the right of dissent, freedom of expression and assembly, and all other basic constitutional rights and protections. We therefore oppose the Patriot Act, unwarranted surveillance, and all other infringements on civil liberties.
Lavender Greens demand national healthcare insurance under a single-payer system where every resident is covered regardless of income, age, residence, prior medical condition, or immigration status. We support federal funding for needle exchanges and other harm reduction programs which reduce rates of HIV infection and drug dependency. We oppose the racially-biased “War on Drugs,” support the use of medical marijuana as well as the distribution of patent-breaking, low-cost AIDS drugs by governments.
Lavender Greens support proportional representation, instant run-off voting, public campaign financing and other reforms that increase the access of third party and independent candidates to the procedures, public forums, debates, and other practices when running for political office. We call for a constitutional amendment abolishing corporate personhood.
Lavender Greens uphold the reproductive rights of women, including the right to safely terminate her pregnancy, as well as protections so they are free from harassment, violence, coercion, or other punitive measures for exercising such rights. We reject distinctions in rape—legal or otherwise.
IF YOU SUPPORT full human rights and equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people and the need for a political party that demands social and economic justice, nonviolence, a healthy environment, and expansion of our democracy, REGISTER Green! VOTE Green! JOIN the Lavender Greens!
To join the Lavender Green Caucus, please visit our website: http://www.lavendergreens.us