Host capital of world sport

MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


You have said that you want to make London the 'host capital of world sport'. Yet research from Stonewall and YouGov has found that across the country, seventy per cent of football fans hear homophobic language and abuse. What are you doing to make sure that sports events in London are places where all visitors can feel safe?


Answer for Host capital of world sport

Answer for Host capital of world sport

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am determined to ensure that London is a place where all visitors can feel safe and I have been vocal in my condemnation of homophobia and hate crime.

MOPAC is currently in the process of developing a Hate Crime Reduction Strategy, which will include issues of homo/transphobic hate crime.

My representatives meet with London's LGBT community organisations twice yearly, and trans community annually to discuss issues relating to homo/transphobia in London.