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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.

FeaturingĀ 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.

On:           May 14, 2013
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    • ouragannyc

      Beautifully done!

      May 14, 2013 at 5:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • vklortho

      @ouragannyc: Agreed! That video was amazing!

      May 14, 2013 at 5:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Yiannis

      Indeed, it’s an amazing video. The UN Secretary is doing the good work once more.

      May 14, 2013 at 11:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Derek Williams

      The main difficulty facing outsiders trying to change attitudes is that the governments of these countries reflect the homophobic attitudes of those who elect them, as is the case in Russia for example, where statutes outlawing homosexual freedoms are being passed with impunity.

      The ordinary citizen in these jurisdictions sincerely believes that when gays and lesbians are bashed and murdered, and subjected to “corrective rape”, they are getting what they deserve, and that their attackers are doing “God’s work”.

      Religion is at the heart of practically all homophobia. Religion is the scourge of the homosexual. People have the civil right to their religious beliefs, but they do not have the authority to deny others their right to a different religious belief, or no religious belief at all. And they certainly do not have the right to deny homosexuals our civil right to love another human being of our own choosing.

      May 17, 2013 at 1:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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