UK Prime Minister “Deeply Regrets” History Of Anti-LGBT Laws

Wow.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May, speaking at a week-long summit meeting of the Commonwealth, a 53-country network of mostly former colonies, said she regrets the anti-LGBT laws enacted years ago and called for their reform.

“I am all too aware that these laws were often put in place by my own country. They were wrong then and they are wrong now,” May said.

“As the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister I deeply regret both the fact that such laws were introduced and the legacy of discrimination, violence and even death that persists today.”

Currently, 37 of the 53 member nations of the Commonwealth outlaw same-sex relations.

Last week, out UK diver Tom Daley addressed the issue at the Commonwealth Games in Australia after winning the 10K meter synchronized diving event with his partner Dan Goodfellow.

Watch May’s comments below.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May Celebrates London Pride

UK Prime Minister Theresa May issued a video message supporting London for sending out a “proud and positive message to the world” as London Pride takes place this weekend.

May underscored the UK’s pledge to support LGBT rights in other countries, and to take a stand against hate crime at home.

“Around the world, cruel and discriminatory laws still exist – some of them directly based on the very laws which were repealed in this country 50 years ago. So, the UK has a responsibility to stand up for our values and to promote the rights of LGBT Plus people internationally.”

“We must stamp out homophobic bullying in schools, and and drive down homophobic and transphobic hate crimes.”

“So as London once again sends a proud and positive message to the world, I wish everyone a fantastic Pride.”

Now that’s leadership.

Additionally, Parliament was lit up with rainbow lights in honor of London Pride last night.

You’ll recall that President Trump broke an 8 year tradition of the White House issuing a proclamation acknowledging June as Pride Month in the U.S.