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The manifesto outlines material steps for the UK Government to take to deliver the policies needed to help build a free, safe, and equal future, under five overarching priorities:

  • Sustainable and Stable Funding
  • Global Britain: Multilateral Leadership on LGBT+ Human Rights
  • Addressing Violence and Discrimination
  • Raising Global Standards through Action at Home
  • Making the Case for Economic Inclusion

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Trust, said:

“In nearly half of the countries where LGBT+ people are criminalised, this is due to outdated laws that were first introduced under British colonial rule. For the UK to meet its aspirations to be a global leader on human rights, this must be addressed. The policy actions outlined in the manifesto are practical, realistic and have the potential to impact the lives of millions of LGBT+ worldwide. Our asks include a multi-year commitment to return to pre-Covid-19 levels of funding for international aid, so that the legacy of the pandemic does not lead to long-term step backwards for human rights.”

Simon Millson, Chair of Kaleidoscope Trust, said:

“Our new Prime Minister said last year that she wants everyone to be able to live their life free from prejudice, malice, or violence, regardless of their background or who they choose to love and that this message should be heard around the world. The priorities outlined in this manifesto are actionable steps to help ensure that this happens, and that vital progress made in the last decade towards decriminalising and destigmatising LGBT+ people isn’t stalled in uncertain times. At Kaleidoscope Trust we stand ready to work with all policymakers at home and abroad to make these aspirations a reality.”

The full policy manifesto can be found here.