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Global LGBT organisation Kaleidoscope Trust and Pride London will honour the Hillary Clinton with the award at a star-studded black-tie dinner in London on 5th July. A long supporter of LGBT rights, Hillary gave an impassionate speech for the rights of LGBT community at the United Nations in Geneva last year. In the speech (listen to speech here), she demanded global rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Organisers said that Hillary’s formal acceptance of the award sent a very “powerful” and “poignant” message to the world as four men await execution for sodomy in Iran. Dr Patrick William, chair of Pride London added that her acceptance of the award “…is an important message, one of hope, to our LGBT brothers and sisters in countries that still criminalises homosexuality. A message that we are listening, watching and that we will not stop campaigning for their rights until they are treated equally and can live without the fear that their own government will punish them purely because they may love people of their own gender.”

Out of 53 Commonwealth of Nations, a staggering 41 countries, including Singapore have laws that criminalises homosexuality or homosexual acts.

Gay Star News is the official news website of World Pride.

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