Convenor of the Communist Party's LGBT Commission, Yvonne Washbourne, issued the following statement today (May 17) to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

"The Communist Party marks International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia by calling for continued efforts to ensure that the equality already gained in Britain and internationally is retained, and to support campaigns for continued progress. This must include ending the discriminatory tests in Britain and elsewhere aimed at LGBT migrants"