An online petition is currently making rounds and it is important in the fight for equality for LGBTI persons, especially in countries where their rights are not respected.
Edwin Sesange of the African Equality Foundation has started a petition to stop LGBTI persecution in the Commonwealth. 37 out of 53 countries of the Commonwealth still criminalise homosexuality and the petition wants the Commonwealth to tackle this issue at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that will take place in the UK in April.
The petition urges the Commonwealth to include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and inter-sex (LGBTI) human rights on the main CHOGM agenda and to invite openly LGBTI people from the Commonwealth to address the CHOGM leaders.
The petition needs 95,000 signatures and it currently has over 92,000. Sign it here.