Lords Call for More Action on International Homophobia

The House of Lords has called for a stronger government stance against the mistreatment of gay men and women in the developing world.
Members of the British parliament’s upper house united in a debate led by Conservative peer Lord Lexden yesterday (25 October).
Speaking to a mostly empty chamber he stated that the Organisation for Refuge Asylum and Migration has this year estimated that more than 175 million people, nearly three times the population of the United Kingdom, live in circumstances where they are at risk of persecution because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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