A gay rights association is demanding Tony Blair ask for the UN to decriminalise homosexuality.

The rights activists have placed a petition on the website of No 10 Downing St, and are hoping to emulate the success of other petitions on the site.

The Gay Liberal Independent Thinkers Association (GLITA) want the Prime Minister to campaign at the United Nations for a UN resolution for decriminalisation of homosexuality.

“In this day and age there are nearly 80 countries in the world where it is a criminal offence to be homosexual,” reads the petition.

“We ask the United Nations to request a universal abolition of the so-called “crime” of homosexuality, of all sodomy laws, and laws against so-called “unnatural acts” in all the countries where they still exist.

“We ask Tony Blair, to support the resolution, and ask him to bring the resolution to the United Nations next year as a supportive country.”

The third Annual International Day Against Homophobia is on 17th May 2007.

To sign the petition click here