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London mayor Boris Johnson plans to unveil LGBT manifesto

Monday, April 30, 2012

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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4 more reader comments:

  1. Love him!!

    Posted on Monday, April 30, 2012 at 9:42pm
  2. Yea!!

    Posted on Monday, April 30, 2012 at 9:49pm
  3. Kudos to him!!

    Posted on Monday, April 30, 2012 at 10:27pm
  4. A true leader will acknowledge all citizens no matter what the differences are among them. True leaderships respect while trying to unify all under one umbrella even when disagreed with differences among one-another………Hate and bigotry among citizens of a nation have no room in true leadership……….Fidel Castro has a zero tolerance on homosexuality yet no one is been bullied, prosecuted directly and/or indirectly, traumatized and ridicule. Cuba is a third world communist country. What does this say about the civility and nature of those around the world who prosecute its own citizens just cause some follow a different way of life. There are so much to craziness in this world to follow and immobilize for the safety of others so why go after a group of people who are just trying to live as normal as they can possibly can.In addition, there are LGBT communities in white and blue collar sectors,I don’t honestly see the problem even the Bible ay to not Judge and to love our brothers and sisters……Kudos to Mr.Boris Johnson; Mayor of London who supports and believes in EQUALITY which is equivalent to respecting human rights and human dignity.

    Posted on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 8:14am