Elton John, George Michael and David
Cameron back a new UK-based gay rights groups launching on Tuesday.
The Kaleidoscope Diversity Trust will
launch at an event hosted at the House of Commons.
Kaleidoscope's mission statement states
it will work towards ending discrimination against LGBT people living
in commonwealth countries, particularly those in Africa, UK gay news
British singers Elton John and George
Michael are expected to attend Tuesday's event.
The organization also enjoys the
support of lawmakers, including Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband.
Prime Minister David Cameron, the
leader of the Conservative Party, also backs the group.
“Our country has made real progress
on LGB and T equality and, without forgetting how far we've still got
to go domestically, it is right that we should now increasingly turn
our attention toward bringing about change abroad.”
“In some countries, it's simply
appalling how people can be treated – how their rights are trampled
on and the prejudices, and even violence, they suffer. So I want
Britain to be a global beacon for reform. That's why I am delighted
to send my best wishes to Kaleidoscope, and wish them well in their
work,” Cameron said in a statement.
Cameron touts Britain's gay rights laws in It Gets Better video.)