United Nations HRC Passes Resolution Condemning LGBT Discrimination   Leave a comment

As much as I like to slag on the UN’s Human Rights Commission – especially in regards to some of its’ member nations – this is good news, period..full stop.

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United Nations Resolution to support Human Rights for LGBT United Nations Resolution to support Human Rights for LGBT

By Melanie Nathan, September 26, 2014.

25 September 2014 – Bringing homophobia and transphobia to an end is “a great human rights cause,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said yesterday, adding that the fight against discrimination “lies at the core of the mission of the United Nations.”

In his video message to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Core Group Ministerial Event, the Secretary-General stressed his strong support for equal rights for LGBT people everywhere, underlined the UN’s own efforts towards eliminating discrimination within the Organization and voiced concern over the widespread harassment members of the LGBT community continue to face around the world.

“I speak out against the appallingly high levels of stigma, discrimination and violence people suffer because of their sexual orientation or gender identity,” he said.

Today  The Human Rights Council of The United Nations approved a resolution condemning…

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Posted September 26, 2014 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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