U.N. endorses gay rights declaration

 

Originally intended as a badge of shame by the Nazis, the pink triangle has been reclaimed as a symbol of gay pride

 

The United Nations passed a historic resolution which endorses the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders. Members of the U.N. Human Rights Council voted 23 to 19 in favor of the declaration put forward by South Africa.

The resolution expressed “grave concern at acts of violence and discrimination, in all regions of the world, committed against individuals because of their sexual orientation and gender identity.”

Those who voted for the resolution include the United States, E.U., Brazil and other Latin American countries. Some African and Muslim countries decry the endorsement.

The resolution calls for a panel discussion next spring with “constructive, informed and transparent dialogue on the issue of discriminatory laws and practices and acts of violence against” gays, lesbians and transgender people.

via Huffinton Post

Karen Ang

A plebeian who is trying to make small changes in this world.

  • Sa lahat na ginawa ng UN, eto ang pinaka bullcrap

    • GabbyD

      why?

  • manuelbuencamino

    Karen,

    Pls post or link the UN resolution.

    • Karen Ang

      UN hasn’t released a copy of it yet, Manuel

  • Thai anton

    Member KBP ,Kapisanan ng mga BAKLA sa PIlipinas.