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UN holds top level meeting on the need to protect LGBT rights

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  1. Good. This isn’t exactly unprecedented though, because the UN Human Rights Council had an inter-governmental meeting in 2012 (which was attended by developed democracies, though boycotted by Islamic regimes) following the successful passage of the first UN Human Rights Council resolution in favour of LGBT equal rights in 2011.

    Anyway, basically, this a common thing for the United Nations now. And that’s a good thing.

    Also, for anyone who’s interested, here’s a link to the UN’s dedicated website for LGBT equal rights:

  2. Janet Green 27 Sep 2013, 2:39pm

    “Those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender must enjoy the same human rights as everyone else,” says Israel, unless of course they are Palestinians making it OK for Israel to spray sewage on to the streets of Abu Dis this week.

  3. Glad they are doing this though the UN seem to be a rather toothless institution. I hope they are putting pressure on the Islamic and African countries to drop the stone age bigotry.

    1. It’s a myth that the UN is toothless – sure it can’t force countries to do the right thing, but it’s influence is substantial and its legal powers significant.

    2. It’s a myth that the UN’s toothless. Sure enough, it can’t force backward regimes to do the right thing all the time, but it’s influence and legal powers are quite significant.

      Anyway, either way, the United Nations deserves to be granted stronger powers.

  4. This is really great news!! So happy to see countries coming together to make a stand for us. Really promising development :) thank u

  5. Why do they not simply give anti-gay countries an ultimatum: end discrimination or you’re out. No more aid – no more help. Plus the imposition of sanctions. It’s amazing how a hit to the pocket serves to refocus minds and miraculously evaporate ‘morals’

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