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Conclusion

This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the concepts discussed in the various chapters of this book. The book explains a range of aspects of early years practice that could be connected to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) diversity. Internationally, LGBT diversity is not celebrated and recognised universally. LGBT diversity is crucial because it is a pledge to the future. The book argues that working for LGBT equality and inclusion is part and parcel of good inclusive practice. The last half-century has seen a change from homosexual acts being criminal to marriage equality. Recent legislative changes mean that, in a legal sense at least, there are protections and safeguards against discrimination and homophobia. Legal changes do not always equate with a change in attitudes, and away from the big cities of London, Manchester and Brighton there are places in the UK where being openly gay while also raising children can be an isolating and difficult experience.