Stance on anti-gay crime.
Sadiq unveiled a tough stance on homophobic and hate crimes in London, including a zero-tolerance policy on hate crimes in the capital, which is needed – as the latest stats show that homophobic crime has rocketed by 259 % in some parts of London.
“I stand shoulder to shoulder with London’s LGBT+ community. I know what it’s like to be different, growing up with a skin colour and practising a religion different to most other Londoners”,
“I’m determined to be a Mayor for all LGBT+ Londoners. My manifesto includes specific commitments on tackling hate crime, improved public health and protecting London’s rich and diverse gay heritage and venues”.