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2018 Must Be The Year The Entire Commonwealth Recognises LGBT+ Rights

Eighty LGBT+ rights defenders protested as the Queen, UK Prime Minister and Commonwealth High Commissioners celebrated Commonwealth Day 2018 at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday. I was one of them.We were demanding decriminalisation in 37 of the 53 Commonwealth nations that still outlaw homosexuality. Nine of them have life imprisonment for gay sex and in parts of two countries, Nigeria and Pakistan, there is the death penalty.Our protest at Westminster Abbey, as dignitaries arrived, included LGBT+ people from across the Commonwealth, some of whom had been arrested, imprisoned and...

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Published By: huffingtonpost - Tuesday, 13 March