MEP pledges to protect gay rights

A NORTH East MEP has signed a pledge in Parliament to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people.

Fiona Hall has put her name to the ten-point ‘Be Bothered!’ campaign, which aims to combat prejudice and discrimination.

She said: “Huge progress has been made in the UK to tackle homophobia, but there is still more that can be done. And sadly, in many other European countries, the situation is much worse and the need for action to bolster the rights of LGBT people is even more urgent.

“Fighting inequality and protecting people’s right has always been a priority of mine so I am delighted to give my support to the campaign in an effort to raise awareness and help mobilise support for human rights across Europe and beyond.

“I want to see ambitious legislation to secure equal treatment regardless of sexuality.”