Singer Emeli Sande condemned homophobia in Commonwealth

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Singer Emeli Sande has urged Commonwealth leaders to overturn anti-gay laws because regardless of sexuality we are all humans first of all and we deserve to be treated as humans. Speaking at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London on Wednesday, the musician who is one half Zambian said that most Commonwealth countries are 200 years behind from the modern and progressive countries. “I hope this will send a message that we are all equal, that we are all humans going through a human experience. I hope there is more freedom and equality for them,” said the singer, promising to represent her second homeland Zambia and improve it as much as she could. Zambia, the homeland of Sande’s dad, is one of those countries of the British Commonwealth where colonial-era laws that forbid homosexuality are still in action.

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