LGBTI African Urge Commonwealth Focus on Human Rights.

By Collins Stewart
The London-based African LGBTI organization Out and Proud Diamond Group has launched a campaign to put human rights of LGBTI people on the agenda for the next summit meeting of leaders of the Commonwealth.
If they succeed, that meeting in early 2018 in the United Kingdom would be the first one to address the issue.
Among the 53 nations in the Commonwealth, which includes countries that formerly belonged to the British Empire, 39 still have anti-homosexuality laws, most of them originally imposed by the British.
LGBTI organizations pushed unsuccessfully to have the topic on the agenda for the 2015 meeting in Malta of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), but it instead focused on climate change, extremism and corruption
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