FCO and DFID Ministers mark London Pride

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Marking London Pride in 2016, Foreign and Commonwealth Office Human Rights Minister, Baroness Anelay, and Department for International Development Minister, Baroness Verma said, “We are proud to support Pride in London and the theme of this year’s campaign #NoFilter. All people everywhere are born free and equal and should be able to live free from discrimination and violence.”

“Pride is about honouring the achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB&T) people and the remarkable contribution they make to our societies and economies.”

“It is also a time for poignant reflection when we remember those who have lost their lives solely because of who they are or whom they love, including the 49 people who died in the hate-filled attack in Orlando this month.”

Foreign and Commonwealth Office Human Rights Minister, Baroness Anelay

Foreign and Commonwealth Office Human Rights Minister, Baroness Anelay

“This murderous act serves to remind us that we still have a long way to go before LGB&T people can live freely and are accepted everywhere and by everyone without exception.”

“We are committed to promoting and protecting the rights of LGB&T people wherever they may live in the world. This year, we are pleased that around £900,000 of the Magna Carta Fund for Human Rights and Democracy will be dedicated to projects working with LGB&T communities around the world.”

“We will continue to work together across Government and side-by-side with our partners and with civil society around the world, to fight for this acceptance and for an end to violence and discrimination against LGB&T people.”

Mehrab Masayeed Habib studied Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) at American International University Bangladesh (AIUB). Currently, he is working for News Hour. He is passionate about automobiles. He is also the founder & trainer of Bangla Automobile School. He conducts workshops on automobile engineering at local level.
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