Human rights of LGBT people 3

MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


British businesses have an important role to play in promoting human rights in the countries in which they operate. What representations have you made to multinational businesses in London about work they can do to promote human rights, including those of rights of LGBT people, worldwide?


Answer for Human rights of LGBT people 3

Answer for Human rights of LGBT people 3

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am proud that London is a fantastically diverse city, with all Londoners, regardless of their age, sexuality, religion, gender or race, able to benefit from the progress London has made over the past few years.

For the past two years I have welcomed international delegates attending the Out on the Street: Europe LGBT Leadership Summit to London.

The aim of the Out on the Street Summit is to engage international business leaders in discussions around attracting for top talent and enhancing the careers of LGBT leaders.

Members of Out on the Street realize that often corporations and their policies can lead to government and societal change, and can contribute to the bottom line by driving innovation and forward thinking ideas.