Gay Pride March, London (4)

MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Question By: 
Peter Whittle
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


According to veteran gay activist Peter Tatchell, the East London Mosque has refused all dialogue with the LGBT community, rejecting some eleven requests to meet since 2015. What can the Mayor do to encourage dialogue with LGBT people and one of the largest mosques in Europe?


Answer for Gay Pride March, London (4)

Answer for Gay Pride March, London (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

It's a privilege to serve London as Mayor and represent every single one of our many diverse communities. Diversity is London's greatest strength, a city where we don't just tolerate our differences, we respect and celebrate them. I want London to remain open, and to be a beacon of tolerance and diversity regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation or social class, in all of our diverse communities.