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Saturday 23 September 2017

Sandi Toksvig backs Stonewall campaign for LGBT rights

She is joined by stars including Andrew Scott and Amanda Holden.

Sandi Toksvig
Sandi Toksvig

By Laura Harding, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Great British Bake Off star Sandi Toksvig has backed a Stonewall campaign in support of LGBT equality.

The TV star shared a photograph of herself and her wife Debbie on Twitter, in which they are holding a sign reading “Come out for LGBT”.

She captioned it: “The fight for equality is far from over. Whatever you do, however you do it, it’s time to come out in support of LGBT.”

Earlier this year Toksvig celebrated her 10th wedding anniversary and marked it by writing: “Just wanted to thank everyone who fought for equal marriage. It’s been the best thing ever for me.”

Sherlock star Andrew Scott also backed the drive by the equal rights charity, wearing a T-shirt bearing the slogan “Come out for LGBT”, while Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden tweeted: “We all have a part to play in creating a world where everyone, everywhere can be themselves. So #ComeOutForLGBT with me and @stonewalluk!”

The campaign follows Stonewall’s LGBT In Britain report, which found one in five LGBT people has experienced a hate crime or incident in the last year, while two in five trans people have.

The research also found four in five hate crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people go unreported.

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