The UK is to spend more than £5m to encourage Commonwealth countries to reform laws that discriminate against LGBT people and women. Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced the plan at a gathering of equality activists in parliament during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London. 36 of 53 member states still criminalise being gay with an estimated 100 million LGBT people directly affected. Echoing a speech by Prime Minister Theresa May earlier this week, Rudd condemned Britain’s history of exporting discriminatory laws to former colonies and called for the UK to support a change in attitudes.
April 19 / Pink News