LibLink | Nick Clegg: Celebrate Pride but don’t forget the countries that discriminate against LGBT people

lds_prideNick Clegg has an article over at PinkNews.co.uk, in which he highlights how the forthcoming same-sex marriage legislation means this weekend’s Pride in London celebrations will be a “landmark” event. However, he contrasts the strides of progress made here with continuing repression against LGBT people around the world. Here’s an excerpt:

Civil partnerships were a huge stride forward, but only the right to marry – if you choose – is real equality. This isn’t just a ‘gay issue’. It’s about the kind of society we want to be.

This year we are flying rainbow flags high above more government offices across Whitehall than ever before; we are on the brink of equal marriage finally coming to fruition; and we are supporting London’s bid for the Gay Games in 2018. …

Looking around the world, the picture continues to be very mixed – with seemingly as many backwards steps and forward ones. In Russia, the Duma has unanimously voted to ban “homosexual propaganda”. Earlier this month, Alaa Jarban, a 23-year-old student, became one of the first people to come out publicly as gay while still living in Yemen. …

I hope that in another forty years the rights we already enjoy, and the ones we are fighting for now, will be the norm across the globe.

You can read Nick’s post in full here.

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