Martin Luther King Jr. Would Have Been in Support of LGBT Rights

The oldest son of the late American civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. has said that his father would have been in support of LGBT rights. "The most significant person who helped to organise the March on Washington was Mr. Bayard Rustin [who] was openly gay. What I know, for sure, is that dad was beyond the average person in terms of what he chose to embrace and accept. I think that as he worked to advocate for civil and human rights, he was talking for everyone, not just for people of colour," asserted King III. 

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  • Black African MSM appear twice as likely to contract HIV as other ethnic groups

    (Sigma Research, 2011)

  • BAME MSM make up 0.1% of the total population in the UK, but 13% of MSM diagnosed with HIV.

    (Nastal-3, PHE, 2013)

  • Black MSM are also twice as likely to report homophobic attacks in their local area compared to the white population - 13% compared to 6% respectively

    (Stonewall, 2013)