15 December: UN issues first report on LGBT rights
The first ever United Nations report on the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people details how around the world people are killed or endure hate-motivated violence, torture, detention, criminalization and discrimination in jobs, health care and education because of their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. The report, released today by the UN Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva, outlines a pattern of human rights violations ... that demands a response, and says governments have too often overlooked violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Click here to download the report.

More information: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=40743&Cr=discrimination&Cr1=

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