In her speech, Ms Johnson continued, “Whether you are LGBT + or an ally like me, we are all committed to equality and acceptance for all, whoever you are and who you love.
“There are still those who will tell you that being LGBT + and conservative is somehow incompatible.
“Well, looking around the room tonight, we can see that this is patently wrong.
“The idea that your sexual orientation or gender identity should determine your policy is now as illogical as saying your height or your hair color should. “
Here’s how people reacted when the conservative LGBT group was placed in Section 28 at the conference:
Sorry, but is it an unhealthy joke that at the party conference the Conservatives put the @LGBTCons at booth number 28, wow# section28 which was devastating legislation for our entire community in the UK
Liz Truss must also be held responsible for this engagement, because so far the big failure. pic.twitter.com/GiVzIUsUFi
– Dr Amy Roberts (@ drAR387) October 5, 2021
A dropout on their ‘commitment’ to homosexual rights. In section 28. Not a photoshop. I’m giving up. pic.twitter.com/CSXM5iU8jp
– the terf fringe of sofia BOOtella 👻 (@neuzzetories) October 6, 2021
Did the Conservatives intentionally put their LGBT stance in Section 28 for intentional manipulation of search engine results? because the most recent web references to “Conservatives’ Section 28” will all be photos of Conservatives holding LGBT Ally signs at this booth? Very smart tactic if it’s true # CPC21 pic.twitter.com/zoAamp1sJP
– Stephen JBL (@StephenJBL) October 6, 2021
The fact that no one thought “maybe we shouldn’t put LGBT conservatives in stall (section) number 28” … https://t.co/QqvRcevO88
– Tom Peach (@ThomasPeachLib) October 6, 2021
The “LGBT + Conservatives” group has apparently been given booth no. 28 at the conservative party conference, oh my god https://t.co/7KioHP9PHk
– Evelyn fra den øya✴⬡✴🦎 (@ulvniya) October 6, 2021
A little unfortunate to put LGBT conservatives in section 28. pic.twitter.com/OpsESvm82A
– Chris Thompson (@lechris_t) October 6, 2021
– Kevin #NotKev 🏳️🌈🇪🇺🇬🇧 #NeverTrustATory (@polbikers) October 7, 2021
Really still puzzled, there are tbh LGBT conservatives. I wonder how many people present voted for S28, or against its repeal. https://t.co/yA53tLWwZy
– Paul Holmes (@DidymusBrush) October 6, 2021
From the LGBT conservative booth in (section) 28, Dominic Rabb not knowing what misogyny is and the prime minister being who he is, you can’t tell me these aren’t scenes from Thick Of It.
-Marshall (@MarshallGradyT) October 6, 2021