19 Apr 2018

Peter Tatchell: ‘Half the countries in the world that still criminalize Gay rights are in the Commonwealth’

Europe Editor and Presenter

Celebrities, including the singer Emeli Sandi and diver Tom Daley – have joined calls for Commonwealth leaders to overturn anti-gay laws – saying they should “see people as human beings”.

The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has promised to raise the issue with leaders of countries which outlaw homosexual relations.

Matt Frei spoke to Peter Tatchell and asked him how concerned he was about the state of LGBTQ rights across the board in the commonwealth at the moment.