WATCH: The UN Reassures Oppressed LGBTs the World Over — “You Are Not Alone”

If recent stories out of Russia, Uganda and South Africa have taught us anything, it’s the importance of highlighting the plight of the international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Featuring UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, the United Nations’ new anti-homophobic video campaign reminds us that homosexuality is still illegal in 76 countries, while seven countries actually prescribe the death penalty.

The video’s message is clear: LGBT rights are human rights.