LECTURE BY THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, RT. HON. JOHN BERCOW MP, PRESIDENT OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE TRUST, TO MARK INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA (IDAHO)
On the 16th May 2012, the Kaleidoscope Trust will host a lecture by the Rt. Hon. John Bercow MP at the Royal Commonwealth Club.
The talk will focus on international LGBT equality and human rights.
Rt. Hon. John Bercow MP
John Bercow has been Speaker of the House of Commons since June 2009 and MP for Buckingham since 1997. He became President of the Kaleidoscope Trust at its foundation in 2011. He has been a champion of the human rights of gay and lesbian people for many years and recently spoke of his sense of duty to campaign on behalf of LGBTI people internationally.
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Kaleidoscope International Diversity Trust
Presently 76 countries actively prosecute people for being gay.
Out of these, 5 carried out death penalties.
The Kaleidoscope Trust believes everyone is entitled to have their human rights upheld and to live free from discrimination, persecution and intimidation. Nobody should be made to suffer because of how they were born. It should never be a crime to be gay.
We work internationally to defend LGBT rights and promote diversity and respect for all.