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U.N. campaigns against 76 countries' anti-gay laws

“You won’t believe what’s illegal in 76 places,” says the U.N. Human Rights Office as part of its Free & Equal campaign seeking recognition of human rights for LGBT people.

The campaign notes, “Relationships that are consensual and loving are still a crime all around the globe. Share if you believe in a world that is free and equal.”

Click on the image below in order to visit the U.N. Free & Equal page, where you can extend the campaign via social media.

Click on the image to visit the U.N. Free & Equal page, where you can extend the campaign via social media.
Click on the image to visit the U.N. Free & Equal page, where you can extend the campaign via social media.

Free & Equal is described as “an unprecedented United Nations global public education campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality.”

“A project of the United Nations Human Rights Office being implemented in partnership with the Purpose Foundation, Free & Equal will raise awareness of homophobic and transphobic violence and discrimination, and promote greater respect for the rights of LGBT people everywhere.  The campaign will engage millions people around the world in conversations that will help promote the fair treatment of LGBT people and generate support for measures to protect their rights.”

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Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. After his retirement from paid newspaper work in 2011, he launched Erasing 76 Crimes and helped with the Spirit of 76 campaign that assembled a multi-national team of 26 LGBTI rights activists to advocate for change during the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., in July 2012. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, including the Erasing 76 Crimes news site and the African Human Rights Media Network. Contact him via Twitter @76crimes or by email at info@76crimes.com. Mailing address: 21 Marseille, Laguna Niguel CA 92677 USA.

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