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

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Human rights

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 discrimination faced by LGBTI people across the world.

Daniel Dickinson began by asking him why it's important to mark the international day.

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