Baroness Barker

Member of the House of Lords

UK Parliament

Liz Barker has been a Liberal Democrat Peer since 1999. She came out in the House of Lords during the passage of the Same Sex Marriage Bill in 2013  and is now spokesperson on charities and social enterprise, and LGBT rights.

Liz is Vice-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global LGBTI Rights, HIV/AIDS, APPG on Sexual and Reproductive Health. Liz did the first work in Europe on older people and HIV and was instrumental in founding Opening Doors the UK’s leading charity for older LGBT people. A supporter of Open for Business Liz is the CEO of ThirdSectorBusiness a consultancy which specialises in charities and social enterprise.

Liz is currently leading work in parliament on trans, non-binary and intersex legal recognition. She is working hard to legalise same sex marriage and decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland.