The Riddle: new anti-homophobia message from UN human rights office


What exists in every corner of the world – embraced and celebrated in some countries but is illegal in 76? What is hidden for fear of public shame, imprisonment, torture or in 7 countries even the death penalty? What tears families apart? What makes people confront the risk of brutal
violence on a daily basis? What simple trait gets people treated as second-class
citizens everywhere they go? What gets children kicked out of homes, students bullied and expelled from schools and workers fired from jobs without warning? What has existed in every country throughout history but some people still consider “abnormal”? The answer? Being gay, being lesbian bisexual or transgender All over the world millions of people face
violence and discrimination Just for being who they are Every nation is obligated by international human rights law to protect all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from torture, discrimination and violence The United Nations has one simple message to the millions of LGBT people around the world You are not alone LGBT rights are human rights Together we will build a world We will build a world that is Free and Equal

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