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European Leaders: It Gets Better

In Europe, growing up lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender can be challenging: difference often leads to bullying, self-harm, and sometimes suicide attempts. Studies consistently point to higher physical and mental health risks for LGBT young people. For the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2012, over 50 European politicians and leaders from all EU institutions join forces telling LGBT teenagers they are working to make things better, and put an end to homophobia and transphobia.

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The Riddle

The Riddle

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.

The State of the LGBT Movement: A Panel Discussion

The State of the LGBT Movement: A Panel Discussion

At the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Human Rights Campaign and Google hosted a panel discussion of the current landscape of the LGBT movement from the perspective of technology, media, politics, and polling.

Hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart, panelists include:
Chad Griffin, President of the Human Rights Campaign
Campbell Brown, MSNBC News anchor
Ben Jealous, President/CEO of NAACP
Aisha Tyler, Actress/Comedian
and Anna Greenberg, Pollster at Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner Research

For more on the LGBT movement, please visit:
http://www.HRC.org

Changing Laws, Changing Minds

Changing Laws, Changing Minds

"Changing laws, changing minds: Challenging homophobic and transphobic hate crimes in Bulgaria" focuses on the failure of the police and prosecutors to address effectively crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. To coincide with the Sofia Pride March on 30 June 2012, Amnesty International is calling on the Bulgarian authorities to amend its legislation to define attacks against people on the basis of their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity as hate crimes.

European Leaders: It Gets Better

European Leaders: It Gets Better

In Europe, growing up lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender can be challenging: difference often leads to bullying, self-harm, and sometimes suicide attempts. Studies consistently point to higher physical and mental health risks for LGBT young people. For the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2012, over 50 European politicians and leaders from all EU institutions join forces telling LGBT teenagers they are working to make things better, and put an end to homophobia and transphobia.

Bulgarians Awarded for Human Rights Contributions

Bulgarians Awarded for Human Rights Contributions

“The myths that Bulgarians live in a tolerant country create political comfort, but also - destroy the basics of society.”

 

That’s what prominent activists said, while being recognized by human rights advocates and journalists for their fight against governmental abuse of power, court malpractices, corporate corruption, mistreatment of ethnic and religious minorities and torture of disabled children in state-care institutions. 

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