Post submitted by Maureen McCarty, former HRC Deputy Director of Marketing

While we celebrate marriage equality in the North Star state, the 12th state, plus D.C., in America with marriage equality on the books, we’re reminded of the work that remains to achieving LGBT equality worldwide.  

Currently, 76 countries criminalize same-sex relationships and LGBT individuals face discrimination and persecution across the globe.  

Today, the United Nations Human Rights Office released a video, which includes cameos by UN Secretary-General and High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, highlighting the violent reality for LGBT individuals who live in these countries. 

Watch the video below.

Filed under: International, Media

Don't miss a post

Sign up for RSS feeds

Have a news tip?

Share it with us

Community discussion

Read the guidelines