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.”
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