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VIDEO: Navi Pillay On Homophobia: Punish Violence And Hatred, Not Love!

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Share United Nations, New York, April 2012: Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay talks about the human cost of homophobia and transphobia. Around the world, people are arrested, attacked, tortured and killed, just for being in a loving relationship. “We cannot let these abuses stand”, the High Commissioner says, calling on States to repeal discriminatory laws and ban discriminatory practices. “Punish violence and hatred, not love,” she says. Text of the video message All over the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of all ages face harassment and discrimination — at work, at home, at school and in many other everyday situations. In many countries, national laws are skewed against them. In some 76 States, having a partner of the same sex is a criminal offense. People are being arrested, singled out for physical attack, being …

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