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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1283: tabled on 17 May 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 20 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises 17 May as International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia; highlights the significance of marking this day to raise awareness of the persecution, discrimination and violence faced by many LGBT people around the world; notes that in 37 of the 53 Commonwealth countries homosexuality is illegal, along with many other countries in which being LGBT is punishable by criminalisation, public beatings, enforced sterilisation and the death penalty; further notes with alarm that in the UK attacks against people from the LGBT community are growing, despite evidence that four in five attacks on LGBT people still go unreported; highlights the crucial importance of recognising and championing the human rights of all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity; and calls on the Government to ensure greater protections for minority groups within society.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.