New minister marks day against homophobia

| 17/05/2010

(Pink News): New Foreign Office minister for Europe David Lidington has released a message to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). Mr Lidington, a Conservative MP, said the Foreign Office was "committed to promoting British values" abroad, including LGBT rights. His message said: "The UK has a long and proud history of defending the basic rights and freedoms of the oppressed and vulnerable. "We are committed to promoting British values overseas and to placing human rights at the heart of foreign policy. "Everyone, including gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people should be free to enjoy the rights and freedoms to which people of all nations are entitled."

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