The work of the Human Dignity Trust was widely recognised and cited in the House of Lords’ first ever debate on the global persecution of LGBT people. Peers from across party lines acknowledged the UK’s profound need to do more to tackle the global blight of criminalisation and the persecution it engenders.

In her response to the debate, Baroness Anelay of St Johns, the Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with responsibility for humans rights, committed the government to working with civil society in the United Kingdom and beyond.

Our public diplomacy forms an integral part of our approach to changing perceptions, securing equal rights for LGBTI persons and demonstrating solidarity with civil society activists. That includes Stonewall, the Kaleidoscope Trust and the Human Dignity Trust.

Baroness Anelay of St Johns

Elsewhere in the debate, peers recognised the Trust’s work in Belize and the role it plays in securing rights for LGBT people across the Caribbean.

A critically important legal case is pending in Belize which would have ramifications across the whole of the Caribbean.… For this, and so much other progress, I join others in paying tribute to the work of organisations such as the Human Dignity Trust, Kaleidoscope and Stonewall. Their dogged campaigning and advocacy continue to pay real dividends.

Lord Black of Brentwood

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