International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:02 pm on 16th May 2019.

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Photo of Martin Whitfield Martin Whitfield Labour, East Lothian 4:02 pm, 16th May 2019

The hon. Gentleman is making a very powerful speech. Is there not some irony—I use the word carefully—here? The weekend gone, I went to the East Lothian Pride Saltire festival. It was a gathering of the LGBTI community, along with friends, families and communities of East Lothian. Since I had the honour of becoming an MP, I have not attended a more welcoming, open, friendly, inclusive gathering of people. The irony is that the prejudice is all one-sided.