Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2023. 2:01 pm CST.
By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: Today is being observed as International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is urging U.N. Member States to protect the rights of LGBTQI+ people.
The theme for this year’s observance is Together Always: United in Diversity.
The U.N. chief called on leaders ‘to speak with one voice” to eliminate stigma and discrimination, that result in sometimes deadly attacks targeting LGBTQI+ communities.
“As we mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, we face a stark fact. In every corner of the world, LGBTQI+ people continue to face violence, persecution, hate speech, injustice, and even outright murder,” said the UN chief.
The United States Embassy in Belize joined in expressing support to those in the LGBTQ+ community.
“To those in the LGBTQI+ community, know that we are committed to supporting the work you do to ensure that your human rights are respected, that you are protected from oppression and discrimination, and to advocate for your full equality in every sector of society.
On #International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia, and Transphobia, we reaffirm that everyone deserves to live with safety and dignity,” the U.S. Embassy noted.
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