A host of LGBT MPs have gathered to convince the LGBT community to remain in the EU. 30 gay MPs and peers today stepped into the EU referendum battle as they urged the LGBT community to unite behind the Remain banner. In a letter written to the London Evening Standard – marking International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia – the politicians hailed the EU’s history of promoting human rights worldwide.
“A lot has been achieved but there’s still more to be done,” said the letter, whose signatories include Labour shadow business secretary Angela Eagle, Tory Scottish Secretary David Mundell and Lord Cashman, a founding member of Stonewall.“This year the EU hopes to secure agreement on the advancement of LGBTI equality covering education, employment, health and asylum across all 28 member states. Why would we risk all of this by leaving the EU? We must use our influence to promote LGBTI rights across Europe. The United Kingdom is best placed to do this as part of the EU.”