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Promoting LGBTI rights "risky" but "the right thing to do"

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Promoting the rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex community can be risky in some countries but is "the right thing to do" according to a senior United Nations human rights expert. Speaking on the International Day against Homophobia, Clifton Cortez of the UN Development Programme said it was crucial to highlight the [...]

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Fighting homophobia to make Kosovo more "Free and Equal"

Listen / UNMIK banner to fight homophobia.  UNMIK photo

Civil society groups in Kosovo are working hard to change public perceptions and protect the rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. On 17 May, the United Nations is marking the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. Homophobia is the fear or hostility towards homosexuals or homosexuality while in transphobia, these sentiments [...]

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