GREEN MEP CELEBRATES LAUNCH OF INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA
London’s Green MEP, Jean Lambert will today show her support for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community at the launch of the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO).
With homosexual acts still forbidden by law in at least 80 countries around the world Jean, who is a member of European Parliament’s Intergroup on Gay and Lesbian rights, spoke of the importance of eliminating homophobia completely. Speaking before the event Jean said; “Everyone is equal whatever their sexuality, gender or race. It is vital that we ensure LGBT communities around the world are granted their basic human rights they are entitled to.
“Recent situations in EU countries such as Poland and Latvia, has seen homophobic behavior tolerated. There is absolutely no excuse for a modern Europe to make allowances for this. If we are serious about justice then we need to ensure Europe does not see homophobic acts as acceptable and continues to protect those with their lives in danger.
“The International Day Against Homophobia celebrated today is a real step forward for equality and a modern, democratic view towards LGBT communities throughout the EU and the rest of the world.”
Jean will join Louis-Georges Tin – founder of the International Day against Human Rights Michael Cashman MEP and Evan Harris MP at the event.