LGBT

The History Of LGBT Rights At The UN

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United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay reviews the evolution of the LGBT rights at the United Nations, noting how one activist, Nicholas Toonen, filed a case that forced the United Nations Human Rights Committee to reaffirm that freedom from discrimination applies to everyone — gay, straight, lesbian or bisexual. Since 1994, more than 30 countries have taken steps to abolish their anti-homosexuality laws, but criminal sanctions “still remain in place in more than 70 countries,” Pillay notes. Watch it: