Martina Anderson MEP, Sinn Féin has signed a Pledge at the European Parliament in support of the 'Coming Out' campaign.
Ms Anderson said:
"I signed the 'Coming Out' pledge at the European Parliament as part of my ongoing support for human rights and equality for all sections of society regardless of ethnic, religious or sexual orientation.
"The 'Coming Out' pledge is directed against discrimination of the LGB&T community and in signing it I also supported Principle six which condemns the discriminatory anti-gay Russian legislation which is not just wrong but runs totally against the principles of the Olympic spirit at a time when Russia is hosting the Winter Olympics at Sochi. The international community must send the strongest message possible that discrimination against anyone on the grounds of sexuality, religion or ethnicity is wrong and unacceptable."