The French Prime Minister announces the creation of a new post of LGBTQ ambassador

French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne announced the creation of a new post of ambassador for LGBTQ rights, as part of the fight against discrimination in the world

French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne announced the creation of a new post of ambassador for LGBTQ rights, as part of the fight against discrimination in the world

French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne announced on Thursday the creation of a new post of ambassador for LGBTQ rights as part of the fight against discrimination in the world.

Ms Borne spoke during a visit to an LGBTQ center in Orleans, central France, on the 40th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in the country.

Ms Borne said that an ambassador will be appointed by the end of the year and will be responsible in particular for pushing for the universal decriminalization of homosexuality and trans identity.

She also announced the creation of a fund of 3 million euros (3.05 million dollars) to finance ten new LGBT + centers, in addition to the 35 already existing in France.

Ms Borne’s announcements followed criticism from the government after a minister made comments seen as stigmatizing homosexuality and LGBTQ people.

Asked about her opposition to the 2013 French law authorizing same-sex marriage and adoption, Minister Caroline Cayeux said: “I have many friends among all these people. “Last month’s remarks shocked many LGBTQ people and activists against discrimination and abuse, and sparked calls for his resignation.

On Thursday, Ms. Borne said that “the approach of the President of the Republic, my approach, the government’s approach is not ambiguous: we will continue to fight to advance LGBTQ rights”.

Ms Borne added that the minister “made unfortunate comments, she apologized”.