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Video: UN Secretary General says ‘LGBT rights is one of the great, neglected human rights challenges of our time’

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  1. Christopher in Canada 18 Apr 2013, 3:41am

    Why do str8’s want to hurt and kill gays? It’s not as if we are competing for their mates… this makes no sense. Or is society simply one big pecking order and the weakest str8 needs to feel superior to someone… anyone… to get alpha approval?

    1. It is simply because these homophobes have been braonwashed to HATE homosexuality – usually by religion and / or culture. So, let’s suppose someone secretly harbours same-sex fantasies. They are going to project all their inner-hatred outwardly. “Show me a homophobe; I’ll show you a closet case”. There IS no other reason for homophpobia. Religion is simply used as an excuse by these people to justify their bigotry and fear.

  2. In speaking out for LGBT worldwide, he undoes much of the evil of the Catholic church and the Christian fundamentalists.
    But the fight must go on.

  3. Clear and unequivocal support for LGBT rights around the world.

    I like Ban Ki-Moon. He’s a great diplomat.

  4. Benjamin Kidd 18 Apr 2013, 5:58am

    Thank God for a politicain who is high up and on our side! He is right it s one of the last accepted and overlooked prejudice in the world. It is time to address this…

  5. Now THIS is really significant! The act of a real leader.

    Thank you sir.

  6. Thank you Mr Ban Ki-moon for supporting basic human rights!! I salute you!

  7. What a stark contrast in quality between the Secretary General and Haracio Cartes of Paraguay.

  8. Shame that queen lizzie did not bother to address this violation of human rights in her recent commonwealth charter , What a stark , disturbing contrast between her and the more humane UN Secretary General.

  9. Thank you Ban Ki-Moon .

  10. Helge Vladimir Tiller 18 Apr 2013, 2:04pm


  11. An incredible speech from Mr Ban Ki-moon

    Would you like to come and run my country please?

    (I suspect there’s a que)

  12. Well, Mr Moon. If anyone can redress this issue, it is you. All you have to do is threaten with expulsion any member state which refuses to introduce equality. Simples.

  13. George Broadhead 18 Apr 2013, 5:26pm

    This is heart-warming.

    It is especially encouraging that, unlike other supporters of LGBT rights, Ban Ki-moon has identified religion as an opponent of these.

  14. George Broadhead 18 Apr 2013, 5:38pm

    This is heart-warming.

    It is especially encouraging that, unlike many other supporters of LGBT rights, he is forthright enough to identfiy religion as one of their opponents.

  15. Davey Baalmann 18 Apr 2013, 8:26pm

    This man is a real leader. He has my respect and admiration.

  16. James Campbell 19 Apr 2013, 12:54am

    I welcome this declaration. However, despite the several differences with LGBT people, the human rights of intersex people are also under attack across the world. Yet once again, intersex is left off the acronym, even when human rights are the focus.

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