New British Effort Seeks To Repeal Anti-Gay Laws In Commonwealth

Leaders of Britain’s three main political parties are all backing Kaleidoscope, a new campaign to repeal 19th-century British colonial anti-gay laws and combat anti-LGBT violence in the Commonwealth. Currently, 38 of the 54 members of the Commonwealth criminalize homosexuality — particularly countries in Africa and the Middle East. The initiative is also pledging to strengthen local groups “who take a stand against injustice and discrimination in their own countries.”