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Britain Breaks Record in Number of LGBT+ Deputies

Following the British general election, the number of MPs who declared to be LGBTI + increased to over 50. Among them is the first gay Muslim MP from the Conservative Party, Imrad Ahmad Khan.

According to the news in Yeşilgazete, the number of LGBTI + MPs in the House of Commons has exceeded 50 after the general elections held in Britain last week. Thus, Britain became the country with the most open LGBTI + MPs in its parliament.

The Conservative Party, led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who won the election with 368 seats, entered the parliament by declaring that he is currently at least 24 gay or bisexual . The ranking is followed by the Labor Party with 18 deputies. At least 9 MPs from the Scottish National Party declared LGBTI +.

The world’s first open gay Muslim MP

The election of Imrad Ahmad Khan from the Conservative Party to the parliament was welcomed by Muslim gay communities with great joy. Thus, for the first time in the world open gay Muslim MP was elected.

Elliot: We’re not scared, we won’t hide.

On the other hand, the increase in the number of LGBTI + in the parliament can still cause criticism in the society. Conservative Party’s 27-year-old Elliot Colburn, who entered parliament, celebrated the outcome of the election by kissing her boyfriend gathered reaction on social media.

Commenting on the reactions, Colburn said, “I wanted to show that we wouldn’t hide because people were feeling uncomfortable. It helps people to understand that we are like other couples. Kul

The rate of female MPs is 34 percent

The election results were also pleasing in terms of women’s representation. The proportion of women in Westminster has risen by 2 percent to 34 percent compared to last year’s parliament. For the first time, the number of women deputies in the Labor Party has exceeded 50 percent.


England’s first ever Top 50 LGBT executives in business announced

Marking a huge British milestone, Square Peg Media, the U.K.’s leading diversity and inclusion events company, has, in partnership with The Telegraph, compiled the Out at Work & Telegraph Top 50 LGBT Executives in Business list. “This celebrates individuals who are actively making a difference for LGBT people in business, paving the way for future generations by proving that being out at work doesn’t mean staying hidden or staying put,” declares Eilidh MacLeod in England’s The Telegraph.

The list hopes to establish a benchmark in England for years to come but makes pains to eschew the kind of publicity-driven announcement that, say, Tim Cook created when he came out as Apple’s new CEO. “It is fantastic that a chief executive of a major worldwide brand such as Apple intends to use his new-found role as an LGBT figure to challenge future inequality. But he is not the first openly gay business leader, and unless he works tirelessly for the next 20 years he certainly won’t be the one who has made the most impact,” writes Macleod.

What sets this list apart from the myriad Top-50 lists that recognize workplace diversity is that it was open to anyone from the business community, regardless of their station. Thousands of entrants submitted their names. Founding partners, Barclays, Google and Société Générale, were carefully chosen for the part they have played in contributing to workplace equality by supporting LGBT events, companies, employee groups and rights.

According to The Telegraph: “Each nominee was considered against select criteria and narrowed down to a shortlist of 50 executives. This was then presented to a judging advisory board of nine leading figures from the worlds of politics and business. Chairing the board was Linda Riley, member of the board of directors at Glaad, patron of the Albert Kennedy Trust and founder of the European Diversity Awards and Out with the Family. The list includes CEOs, CFOs, Senior HRs and a multitude of titles and companies including Nike, BSkyB and KPMG.

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