Green Party

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The Green party is a British political party (now three separate parties, for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland respectively).

It was formed in 1973 as "PEOPLE" and changed its name to "The Ecology Party" in 1975 and to "The Green party" in 1985. The Scottish and Northern Ireland sections became separate parties in 1990.

The Greens have had two MEPs since 1999 and gained their first MP (for Brighton Pavilion) in 2010.

The party supports Equal marriage. There is an LGBT group, LGBTIQ Greens.

Notable LGBT supporters of the party include Peter Tatchell, Darren Johnson and Nigel Tart.