A look at the human cost of discrimination against the LGBTQIA communities.
Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex people doesn’t just hurt people; it hurts corporate profits and costs countries tens of billions of dollars in lost economic output. That’s the message of a new United Nations video, “The Price of Exclusion”, narrated by the actor Zachary Quinto and launched at UN Headquarters in New York today as part of a global campaign against homophobia and transphobia.
In recent years, the United Nations has documented serious human rights violations against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex people in countries around the world. In a report presented to the Human Rights Council earlier this year, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Husseinpointed to evidence of “pervasive, violent abuse, harassment and discrimination affecting LGBT and intersex persons in all regions.”
Stigma and abusebegin early – often in school playgrounds. According to studies carried out in the United States
View original post 527 more words