UN_General_Assembly_hallThe United Nations has released their first report on the state of human rights of LGBT people. The report, which was released by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights delves into the number of people worldwide that “are killed or endure hate-motivated violence, torture, detention, criminalization and discrimination in jobs, health care and education because of their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.” The report goes onto to find “a pattern of human rights violations… that demands a response,” and the need for government action and describes the abuse against LGBT people as particularly incredulous. “Violence against LGBT persons tends to be especially vicious compared to other bias-motivated crimes,” it states. Additionally, many LGBT hate crimes go unreported because members of the community fear coming out as LGBT. READ FULL

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