The UK’s stance on international breaches of LGBT rights
APPG on Global LGBT+ Rights first report, april 2016
This first APPG report found that voluntary groups fighting for LGBT rights in hostile environments around the world need more support from the UK, including the government, NGOs and businesses. It welcomes the UK government’s “clear commitment” to supporting the rights of LGBT people globally, but identifies that more practical support and funding for LGBT groups on the ground, as well as greater strategic co-ordination across government, is required to improve the effectiveness of British action.
The APPG called for a clearly accountable figure to be appointed in Whitehall with the responsibility for co-ordinating and implementing a cross-government strategy.
Responses to the report
The then Prime Minister, David Cameron, praised the report at a reception at 10 Downing Street on 16 May ahead of the the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia. The Government officially responded to the report in December 2016.
Other responses included:
Response by Stonewall.
Response by the Kaleidoscope Trust.
Response by the Human Dignity Trust.
Response by UKLGIG.
Response by Amnesty UK LGBTI Network.
Blog by Stephen Wood, Research Officer in the Gender and Sexuality cluster at the Institute for Development Studies.
Pink News report.
Gay Times report.