LGBT Labour today marks the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHO).
James Asser, Co-Chair of LGBT Labour says:
“The International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia provides the perfect opportunity to reflect on challenges and achievements facing the LGBT community, both here and abroad.
“In the UK we celebrate over a decade of progress, from the equalising of the age of consent through to civil partnerships, whilst recognising the challenges ahead on marriage equality and trans rights.
“This week’s ILGA Annual Survey heralds the UK as the most progressive country for LGBT rights in Europe, but beyond the EU’s borders we see continued persecution of LGBT people, demonstrated by the recent execution of four gay men in Iran.
“We call on our leaders, governments and institutions to lead the campaign for LGBT liberation across the globe.”