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Zachary Quinto Explains How Discrimination Against LGBT Folks Has Weakened Society

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Today is Human Rights Day, and to mark the occasion, the United Nation’s Free & Equal campaign worked with actor Zachary Quinto to spread awareness about the real price of LGBTQ discrimination in the workplace.

Quinto narrates a new video and demonstrates the tremendous toll discrimination takes on society when LGBTQ people don’t receive adequate protections — both at work and in their private lives.

We’re informed that nearly two thirds of LGBTQ youth are bullied. A third of them decide to quit school because of it.

Gay and lesbian teens are four times more likely to consider suicide than straight teenagers.

Trans teenagers are more than ten times more like to attempt killing themselves.

According to Charles Radcliffe, Head of Global Issues at the UN Human Rights Office, and campaign direction of UN Free & Equal:

“In study after study, rates of poverty, homelessness, depression & suicide are found to be far higher in the LGBT community than among the general population.

“But it’s not only LGBT people who pay the price; we all do. Every trans kid thrown out of home or forced out of school is a loss for society.

“Every gay or lesbian worker denied work or driven to emigrate is a lost opportunity to build a more productive economy.

“Everyone who still thinks the effects LGBTI discrimination has on the economy are small and marginal should think again.”

Check out the video below.

 

H/t: LGBTQ Nation

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7 Comments

  • Tombear

    Zachary should’ve stayed with Jonathan Groff!

  • Nathaniel McManus

    We graduated, Zachary, but, thank you…

  • Gothrykke

    A lovely message, thank you. Now, while you’re here, I have a request. Strip!

    What? I’m gay, not dead.

  • n900mixalot

    … acting … I wonder whether this guy has a sincere bone in his body. The message is there but he has dead eyes. Dead.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    This man has a beautiful voice, perfect for this kind of project. The content of the message was great. The piano/synthesizer stuff grated after the first minute, but my ear picks up on stuff like that. Thank you for doing this, Mr. Q.

  • Kieran

    Ah individuality. As long as you’re a liberal democrat individual of course.

  • Dave in Northridge

    It’s a wonderful message, very shareable. I guess you can’t have a comments section anywhere without trolls.

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