British Government Supports International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Jeremy Brown MP, Minister of State at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, has recorded a special video for today’s International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia outlining the British government’s support for LGBT rights and its commitment to fighting homophobia and transphobia both domestically and abroad.

You can read the guest blogs mentioned in this video at the links below (I’ve included the lede so you can find out a little more before clicking through):

Will the ‘Arab Spring’ result in a more inclusive and tolerant region for LGBT people? “Arab lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) suffered like all citizens of the Arab countries from many decades of oppression by despotic rulers, whether they be “secular” or religious monarchies.  Is the Arab spring about to change this? Is it time for LGBT Arabs to come out of the closet and demand rights?”

LGBT Across the world today “LGBT people still face intolerable discrimination and violence, especially in nations that do not recognise the rights of its LGBT citizens or in nations that do not have policies to combat discrimination although, most nations are signatories to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; this makes this area of discrimination even more unpalatable.”

Fore more Care2 coverage of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, please click here.

 


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33 comments

Sarah M.
Sarah M.4 years ago

good job!

Jane H.
Jane H.5 years ago

Thanks so much---every little thing helps!!

Jane H.
Jane H.5 years ago

Thanks so much---every little thing helps!!

Norma V.
Norma Villarreal5 years ago

Thank you British citizens!

Cheryl B.
Cheryl B.5 years ago

good news

Helle H.
Helle H.5 years ago

Good speech, let's hope it reaches out to the right people.

George May
George May5 years ago

I think America is definitely too gay these days, especially on TV!

Wayne M.
Wayne M.5 years ago

This is a great step forward from the day when Margaret Thatcher was openly hostile to the LGBT community. I hope we see similar progress in the United States.

kenny s.
Kenny Stidham5 years ago

The "followers of christ" can dish it out but they sure as hell can't take it ! What Would jesus Do had there been a jesus? He wouldnt treat Gays in the deplorable way "his followers" do thats for damn sure. Thumbs Up Britain !!!

Tom Y.
Tom Y.5 years ago

"I'm still waiting for some fundie to explain to me why gay marriage will affect his religious beliefs and his family - sigh"

That comes when it's fashionable to trample people on the street because of their beliefs -- e.g., beatings, murders, and the destruction of livelihoods -- the way militant Islamists treat Christians for following Christ rather than Shari'a Law or the Qur'an. The politically correct crowd has already taken baby steps in that direction against livelihoods and free expression.

When extreme gay activists feel emboldened to go all the way against dissenters, that day arrives, and the ideal of a pluralistic society gets blotted out.