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From the Human Rights Office of the UN, a new anti-homophobia message, by way of a video.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) represents the world’s commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. We have a unique mandate from the international community to promote and protect all human rights.

About The Riddle on anti-homophobia:

76 countries still criminalize consensual same-sex relationships and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people everywhere continue to suffer violent attacks and discriminatory treatment. In this simple, high-impact video from the UN human rights office, individuals from diverse backgrounds pose questions directly to the viewer designed to expose the nature of human rights violations suffered by LGBT people around the world. The video includes cameo appearances by UN Secretary-General and High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. The UN’s message: LGBT rights are human rights. Together we will build a world that is free and equal.

About 2 1/2 minutes. Check it out.

Cuba is the latest country to champion anti-homophobia messages. From Al Jazeera:

Hundreds of people danced the conga through the streets of Havana to the beats of drums and trumpets in a government-sponsored march against homophobia.

The dance on Saturday was led by President Raul Castro’s daughter, Mariela, who is the head of the National Sexual Education Center and a leading campaigner for gay rights in the country.

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