Equality to Brutality: Global Trends in LGBT Rights & the UN Human Rights Report

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    Jan 18, 2016 11:18 PM GMT
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    http://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/01/equality-to-brutality-global-trends-in-lgbt-rights/
    ...Extreme violence and rapid progress toward equality are the bookends of 2015...

    ...Russia and its allies have sought to create a false dichotomy between traditional values and human rights. And the rights of LGBT people, along with women’s reproductive rights, are the lightning rods in this debate...

    This dynamic played itself out in an Egypt-led resolution on the “protection of the family” that the Human Rights Council adopted in June. The resolution seeks to enshrine a narrow conception of the family as the protector of “morals” and “traditions,” with no meaningful consideration of whether these comply with international human rights standards. Russia blocked attempts by South Africa, Brazil and Uruguay to recognize a broader definition of family.

    Homophobia as a political tool

    Such resolutions are thinly veiled attempts to use the language and institutions of human rights to push back against the rights of LGBT people, and all those who don’t fit patriarchal norms. This coincides with the increased political use of homophobia, by leaders who have portrayed themselves as guardians of embattled “traditional values” to distract attention from their failures of governance.


    http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/HRC/29/23&referer=/english/&Lang=E
    Discrimination and violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity

    Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

    VI. Conclusions and recommendations
    76. The present study is the second on violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity requested by the Human Rights Council. While some progress has been made since the first study in 2011, the overall picture remains one of continuing, pervasive, violent abuse, harassment and discrimination affecting LGBT and intersex persons in all regions. These constitute serious human rights violations, often perpetrated with impunity, indicating that current arrangements to protect the human rights of LGBT and intersex persons are inadequate. There is as yet no dedicated human rights mechanism at the international level that has a systematic and comprehensive approach to the human rights situation of LGBT and intersex persons.


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    Jan 20, 2016 5:51 AM GMT
    In this time of social media, there is a need for more people than there is now to document and expose violence against gay people internationally.

    Shaming these violent people on the Internet as often as possible will eventually be put on mainstream media.

    Anderson Cooper why aren't you doing more to expose this?
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    Jan 20, 2016 9:30 AM GMT
    I've definitely noticed this.

    There was a documentary where one of the church organisations in the US that was campaigning to quash gay marriage have been influencing Russia, Uganda and to introduce tough laws on homosexuality. The leader was called Scott Lively
    These have been key contributors to violence against gays.
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    Jan 20, 2016 9:53 AM GMT
    Fireworkz saidI've definitely noticed this.

    There was a documentary where one of the church organisations in the US that was campaigning to quash gay marriage have been influencing Russia, Uganda and to introduce tough laws on homosexuality. The leader was called Scott Lively
    These have been key contributors to violence against gays.



    Can you tell me the name and channel so I can try to find it on my own.
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    Jan 20, 2016 2:57 PM GMT
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    Fireworkz saidI've definitely noticed this.

    There was a documentary where one of the church organisations in the US that was campaigning to quash gay marriage have been influencing Russia, Uganda and to introduce tough laws on homosexuality. The leader was called Scott Lively
    These have been key contributors to violence against gays.



    Can you tell me the name and channel so I can try to find it on my own.


    It was on channel 4 in the UK.

    http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/c4-dispatches-exposes-networks-supporting-anti-gay-laws

    Here are some clips. i don't think the documentary is on there anymore. You might be able to find it elsewhere.
    http://www.channel4.com/programmes/dispatches/videos/all/hunted-gay-and-afraid
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    Jan 21, 2016 12:23 AM GMT
    Exposing abuses is part of it. Also you want exposure for groups working to fight for our gay brethren. How can today's and tomorrow's generations participate in the gaining of Gay Rights? Because the work is not done. Finally we have leverage we never enjoyed before. Now that our loving relationships are recognized, we're no longer simply part human but full beings.

    How many universities have even begun to address international LBGT at schools in the USA. There should be that, and outward looking/reaching organization

    https://internationalspectrum.umich.edu/
    The University of Michigan strives to take a global perspective: attracting students from around the world and promoting international learning experiences. Gender and sexual orientation are complex issues that must be considered within an international cultural context. International Spectrum can help you learn more!

    International Spectrum offers resources for:
    •International students who are LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer)-identified
    •LGBTQ-identified students who are interested in studying, working or traveling outside of the US
    •University of Michigan students, faculty and staff who want to learn about LGBTQ issues with a global perspective

    International Spectrum is a collaborative website by the International Center and the Spectrum Center.
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    Jan 21, 2016 2:18 AM GMT
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