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UN decries homophobia

The United Nations, marking International Day Against Homophobia, released a pamphlet and video decrying anti-gay discrimination and violence in the world.

IDAH is observed annually on May 17 – the date chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to remove “homosexuality” from its list of mental health disorders.

The video explores hate crimes in the United States, Brazil, Honduras and South Africa. The brochure emphasizes that LGBT civil rights are not “special rights.”

– from AP and WiG Reports

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