The head of the United Nations says governments around the world need to protect their LGBT citizens. Towleroad.com reports:
We should all be outraged when people suffer discrimination, assault and even murder – simply because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. We should all speak out when someone is arrested and imprisoned because of who they love or how they look. This is one of the great, neglected human rights challenges of our time. We must right these wrongs. Governments have a legal duty to protect everyone. But far too many still refuse to acknowledge the injustice of homophobic violence and discrimination. We need to document this problem and share information with States on a regular basis for discussion and action.
Although the UN has very real little power, they do have a big platform, and it’s great to see the Secretary General actively advocating for LGBT rights.