By Brian Bonci
At the United Nations, senior officials today drew attention to laws around the world which discriminate against LGBT people, and called for equality and the repeal of such laws.
“When I raise these issues, some complain that I’m pushing for ‘new rights’ or ‘special rights’ for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. But there is nothing new or special about the right to life and security of person, the right to freedom from discrimination,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, adding “These and other rights are universal… enshrined in international law but denied to many of our fellow human beings simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.”
tees show support for the LGBT community (“Comrade” or 同志 is slang for
LGBT) and will also fund our efforts to sponsor a Chinese LGBT activist for the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. this summer.