Thursday, March 22, 2012

U.N. Secretary General speaks out for gay rights

This is something I certainly never thought to see: Secretary General Ban Ki-moon asking the nations of the world to decriminalize LGBT lives.

It is our duty under the United Nations Charter to protect the rights of everyone, everywhere. …To those who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, let me say: you are not alone. … I stand with you … I call upon all countries to stand with you too. … We must tackle the violence, decriminalize consensual same sex relationships, end discrimination and educate the public ...

Some delegates walked out. This is still a brave stance for the leader of the U.N. bureaucracy. Thanks to All Out for sharing it.

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