HISTORY LESSON

School Yourself In The History Of U.N. LGBT Rights In Less Than 6 Minutes

A few months back the United Nations concluded that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights extends to include LGBT individuals and that there should be no violence or discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. But things weren’t always so queer friendly at the U.N.. In fact, though more than 30 countries have moved to end anti-LGBT laws, anti-queer criminalization still persists in over 70 countries. The U.N. Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay can tell you what’s up and all about the slow crawl from worldwide persecution to global tolerance and even acceptance.