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London mayor Boris Johnson plans to unveil LGBT manifesto

Monday, April 30, 2012
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LONDON — Boris Johnson, the incumbent Mayor of London, this week reaffirmed his support of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples, and said he will release an LGBT manifesto ahead of London’s elections later this week, reported Pink News UK.

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“I’m pro marriage, it’s a good thing and I don’t understand understand the position of those who are so deeply hostile to what is proposed,” Johnson said.

In an interview with Scott Roberts for GaydarRadio ahead of the capital’s elections this Thursday, the incumbent mayor promised the LGBT manifesto was on its way, although with most postal votes having already been cast, some Londoners may be more amazed by the timing.

Quizzed on whether the manifesto would include any new information or pledges for London’s gay and transgender citizens, the Mayor said: “The best thing you can do is devour it, it’s going to be good.”

Johnson had pledged to publish an LGBT manifesto for the first time at Stonewall’s mayoral hustings several weeks ago, having previously said it was his position to unite people rather than divide them into minorities.

His interview with GaydarRadio can be heard at Pink News.

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