David Cameron MP backs Stonewall’s latest campaign
Prime Minister David Cameron today recorded a video message of support for Stonewall’s ‘It gets better … today’ anti-bullying campaign. View here: www.stonewall.org.uk/itgetsbettertoday
David Cameron said: “This government is working hard to tackle homophobic bullying and drive it out of our schools but overall Britain is a place where you can be who you want to be – and we should celebrate that.”
David Cameron joins other MPs who have added their support to the campaign, which provides reassuring messages to lesbian, gay and bisexual school pupils – telling them that they don’t have to wait for things to get better in their lives – they can be great now. Video messages include Theresa May MP, Lynne Featherstone MP, Diane Abbott MP, Ben Bradshaw MP, Margot James MP, Stephen Gilbert MP and Stephen Williams MP.
Celebrities supporting the campaign include Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera, Joe McElderry, Clare Balding, Sue Perkins and John Partridge.
It seems that for a lot of our neighbours, friends and children in the UK, the word gay = rubbish. What a pity. It is still difficult to come out at gay in our largely modern country. My partner and I were beaten up for being gay a few years ago (by about nine 13 year old teens) and the scars lasted a long time. To know that David Cameron is interested in reducing homophobia, especially with young people is good news.
Sorab Shroff, 02 December 2010
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