While we’re still waiting for the UN to take action on behalf of the gay men sentenced to hanging in Iran, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has released a video addressing human-rights injustices against LGBT people in advance of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17.
Though Pillay doesn’t call out any atrocities by name, she does mention that “in some 76 countries, having a partner of the same sex is a criminal offense.”
Tell us something we don’t know.
Pillay later says “we cannot let these abuses stand. Punish violence and hatred, not love.”.
We agree wholeheartedly, but it’s about time we put some muscle behind that sentiment.