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‘I'm out and I'm proud’ says Boris Johnson as he looks to snap up the LGBT vote in favour of the Brexit


By John McCarthy, Opinion Editor

March 24, 2016 | 2 min read

Brexit-backing London mayor Boris Johnson has appeared in a bizarre campaign ad claiming a UK exit from the EU would be more favourable for LGBT rights.

The ‘I'm out and I'm proud’ ad sees Johnson launched the LGBT-Brexit group of the same name.

In it, he cites the treatment of the LGBT community from EU members Poland, Hungary, and Romania as a reason to leave.

He also argued that the UK is the home of LGBT rights.

“I'm very proud to say, we in Britain have the most progressive attitudes towards LGBT issues anywhere in the world and it's a wonderful thing to see. But let me ask you a question. Did those rights and those freedoms, that spirit, come from the European Union? Or did it come from people campaigning from our courts, our Parliament?

“It was us, the British people, that created that environment of happiness and contentment for LGBT people," he added.

Watch the video below.

For those who couldn't make it along to our launch party last night, here's the special message Boris Johnson sent us. Find out more at

Posted by Out and Proud UK on Thursday, 24 March 2016

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