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UN Chief Urges End To Criminalising Same-Sex Relationships


The United Nations Secretary-General has called for an end to criminalising same-sex relationships in a message to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia, observed on Friday.

António Guterres also urged an end to discrimination and harmful practices against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) communities.  

In addition, he called for respect, dignity, and human rights for all.

Guterres applauded the ‘brave work’ of LGBTIQ+ activists fighting to outlaw discrimination and secure equality before the law. 

However, he noted a ‘worrying surge’ in the opposite direction.

 “New laws are codifying old bigotries, exploiting fears, and stoking hate,” the UN Chief observed.

He said the theme of this year’s International Day observance —”No one left behind: equality, freedom and justice for all”— was a reminder to respect the human rights and dignity of every person. 

“We need action around the world to make those rights a reality,” the UN chief said.



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  1. So much atrocities Israel is committing and your main focus is to focus on guy rights can gays repopulate the world,the answer is no so what the big deal about guy rights. Nonsense.


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