PM promises action on PrEP and more

David Cameron yesterday promised to push the health services to enable access to HIV prevention regime PrEP as quickly as possible.

He also repeated his party’s manifesto pledge to pardon all the bisexual, gay and other men with convictions for consensual sex dating back to the time before decriminalisation.

The remarks were made at the near-annual 10 Downing Street LGBT garden party to a crowd of around 120 people. Representatives of several bi community organisations were invited and in attendance at the event, timed ahead of today’s International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

He also reflected on last week’s ILGA league table on LGBT rights across Europe, saying, “If we’d held this last year I would have been able to say how proud I was to be prime minister of the best country for gay, bi and trans people but that’s not the case any more.

“Malta has overtaken us. And I really want to get the top position back.”

He also promised more action on LGBT equalities overseas, noting that while the UK may no longer top one league table, there are still many countries where things are very much worse.