Homophobia: Glenis joins European leaders working to make things better

Glenis Willmott has joined other European leaders in an important message to young people, shown on a video launched today (Wednesday May 16)

For the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia 2012, Glenis and over 50 other European politicians and leaders are part of a video which tells LGBT teenagers they are committed to making things better, and putting an end to homophobia and transphobia.

Glenis explained: “If you grow up lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, it can be hugely challenging.   Bullying, self-harm, and sometimes suicide attempts are all too common.    Research consistently shows higher physical and mental health risks for LGBT young people.”

“The global theme of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia is youth and education, and I hope that the video we made will be seen as a real support for LGBT young people, and an indication of our commitment to ‘make things better’.

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