That fact is, once again, being given prominence by the United Nations
In 2013, people whose sexuality is not heterosexual are still treated as second-class citizens in many areas of the world, with some even facing the death penalty, the message makes clear
Unfortunately, many of those countries are African, where, as V V V points out
, gay people often face the death penalty simply for being actively homosexual.
Earlier this month
, UN Human Rights posted a video commercial – The Riddle
– to expose the injustice and violence millions of LGBT people endure with the hopes that one day they won’t have to.
As they say
,"76 countries still criminalize consensual same-sex relationships and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people everywhere continue to suffer violent attacks and discriminatory treatment [...] 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."
includes an appearances by UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, and the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay. The UN's message is simple: "LGBT rights are human rights. Together we will build a world that is free and equal."