ADDED ON: 03/30/2022

U.K. to host global LGBTQ rights conference.

03/29/2022 | Washington Blade

The U.K. this summer will host a global LGBTQ rights conference that will coincide with London Pride’s 50th anniversary. The Safe to Be Me Conference will take place in London from June 29-July 1. The conference will focus on four areas: Fighting violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, expanding legal protections for LGBTQ people, ensuring equal access to HIV/AIDS treatment and other public services and working with businesses to promote LGBTQ-inclusive practices. Nick Herbert, a member of the British House of Lords who advises British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on LGBTQ issues, on March 24 told the Washington Blade during a telephone interview the criminalization of consensual same-sex sexual relations is one of the issues the conference will highlight. Herbert also said he expects Johnson will be among those who will speak at the event.

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