Coalition deal promises action on homophobic bullying, gay asylum seekers and LGBT rights abroad

Published: May 20, 2010

Coalition deal promises action on homophobic bullying, gay asylum seekers and LGBT rights abroad

The coalition deal between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats promises action on a number of gay rights issues brought up during the election campaign.The document was unveiled today as the formal deal between prime minister David Cameron and his deputy Nick Clegg after their parties formed a coalition government.

During the campaign, both leaders promised a range of measures for LGBT people. All three main parties promised action on homophobic bullying, and Mr Cameron promised he would treat historical convictions from when gay sex was illegal as spent.

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