The History Of LGBT Rights At The UN


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: