Wednesday , 29 January 2020

Johann Lamont makes equality pledge to Scotland’s LGBTI community

Johann Lamont at Pride House
Johann Lamont at Pride House

In an exclusive interview with KaleidoScot, Johann Lamont, leader of the Scottish Labour Party, answers six questions regarding LGBTI Equality in Scotland and beyond.

She said that the Glasgow Kiss during the Commonwealth Games was a culmination of a hard and long battle for LGBTI rights that she is committed to continue.

During the interview, that was held at Pride House, the leader of the Scottish Labour party also said that the UK should have an asylum policy that must be fair and equal towards LGBTI asylum seekers.

Lamont also made a commitment that if Labour would form the next government it will help fund LGBTI rights group internationally and also rigorously audit international development money to prevent anti-gay organisations from receiving it.

She called for LGBTI equality and fairness and anti-discrimination policies to be addressed within the context of the Commonwealth, at the next summit that is to be held in Malta in 2015.

Lamont further pledged that if elected to government her party would absolutely be committed to further LGBTI equality and combat any forms of discrimination.

“No matter what Scotland votes for [regarding independence] in September we still have to win the argument for equality,” she stressed.

Watch the video here:

About Dan Littauer

Dan Littauer is a journalist who specializes in LGBTI current affairs, travel writing, feature writing and investigative journalism. He is a correspondent for LGBTQ Nation, ManAboutWorld, and previously worked for Gay Star News, PinkNews, San Diego Gay and Lesbian News, Gay Middle East, Lonely Planet as well as contributing occasionally to the BBC, Al-Jazeera, CNN and The Guardian. He also had an extensive career outside journalism, which included teaching psychoanalysis and social science, and consultancy work for the travel market. When he is not busy writing, he can be spotted rambling around the stunning Scottish landscape, where he lives, spending time at home with his cat.

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