International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia: Will you engage?

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Quiet thoughts & Quiet dreams

Bleeding Hearts Mural by James Goldcrown on Kenmare street, NYC

All people, without exception, should be free to live a life of dignity no matter who they are or whom they love. (Ban Ki-Moon)

Yes, I agree! I wish it so!

Yet still, in 76 countries today, having a partner of the same sex is a prosecutable crime – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people may be fined, imprisoned or even executed because of who they are and whom they love.

On this International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, let us raise our voices against this discrimination. Let us celebrate and honour the contributions that millions of LGBTI people –real people, genuine people, people with hearts and feelings– make to families and local communities around the world!

I invite you to read Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-Moon’s powerful op-ed published earlier this week: Wanted: Allies in the…

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