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The Time Has Come for LGBT Rights


May 9, 2012 BY Maureen McNally

 

With the headlines announcing Obama’s support for same-sex marriage, it has reminded us that, as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon declared, “the time has come” to make lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights a top priority with the United Nations. This marks a historical moment for America and the future of LGBT rights in our country and around the world as the President’s declaration today reminds us that the U.S. and the UN are working side by side to tackle tough issues.

Join us in watching UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon discuss his beliefs to move things farther along in the Human Rights Council and click here to sign our Petition on LGBT Rights. The time has come. The time is now.

 

POSTED IN: Social Good, Get Involved, Global Issues, Smart Ideas, United Nations

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Submitted by john Fisher on: May 29, 2012 a beacon of hope in a world of darkness www.childrenoftherainbowuu.org
Submitted by Brenna on: May 16, 2012 I don't understand why this is still an issue. Let people be who they are and love who they want.
Submitted by Abby on: May 16, 2012 about tIme united State ! about Time Bravoooo!
Submitted by JUSTIN HERRING on: May 14, 2012 IT IS TIME THAT WE AS A PEOPLE TEACH OUR CHILDREN THAT THERE ARE MORE THAN ONE LIFESTYLE IN AMERICA. THAT ALL PEOPLE ARE TO BE RESPECTED NO MATTER WHAT THEIR DIFFERENCES ARE. WHETHER IT BE RACE, RELEGION OR SEXUAL OREITATION. TO LOVE ALL PEOPLE!!!!!!
Submitted by B.L.Fowler on: May 14, 2012 Dear Friend, Interestingly, the continued debates surrounding marriage equality have sparked mixed emotions within the African American church; while also evokes anger amongst the uneducated and/or religious zealots, who believe homosexuality is a sin. This is why B.L.Fowler penned his new book titled Why Homosexuals Deserve Equality Rights, which you can find out more about at the following link: https://createspace.com/3777139 In the meantime, Rev. Moss shared these few words in a letter he recently wrote, please be so kind a view this video clip from YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7Ktjqf9Vi4&feature=g-u-u Afterwards, be sure to order a copy of my new book titled Why Homosexuals Deserve Equality Rights https://createspace.com/377139 And let's stand up for what's right: Equality for all! Thank you, B.L.Fowler http://authorblfowler@blogspot.com
Submitted by Kenny on: May 13, 2012 I almost cried looking down the list of comments i know when i grow up i want to marry someone i love and not who is pushed on me by society, the world is changing and the next generation is here its time for change. i have seen alot of change in my 15 years of life and i hope this can be brought to the point in this time of revalution. its comforting to know there are somany people that can support what we are and i hope i live in a future were society does.
Submitted by leslie on: May 12, 2012 its your choice to be who ever you want to be, i have alot of gay lesbian, bi sexual people in my family , and i love them just the same, and maybe even more sometimes then the straight ones, people need to quit judging others and just let everyone live THERE life as THEY choose!
Submitted by Heaven Clausen on: May 12, 2012 I loved this speach. and this guy is soo right. im tired of being looked down on cuz i am gay. i dont really see the big prob. with people loveing the same sex. we're not hurting anyone. i just hope one day it'll be excepted world wide <3
Submitted by Mickey on: May 12, 2012 Thank you! What happened to liberty and justice,for ALL?
Submitted by Dr. JD on: May 12, 2012 Thank you so much for bringing enlightenment into this world of utter ignorance on GLBT and sexual identity. The world is not flat. GLBT and sexual identity are not deviations. It is a part of our intricate mental and physical wiring. Congratulations for speaking out and trying to make a change in this diverse planet.
Submitted by Peter Sean Brown on: May 12, 2012 As we are on the cusp of Pride Celebrations across the country, I would like to thank Gen.Moon and all his and our supporters for addressing these issues and bringing them to the fore front as opposed to back alleys. This is a constant and frustrating battle we fight day to day... and year to year... and decade to decade... and as stated," The Time Has Come"!!! So from the deepest portions of my Heart; I wish to All of My GLBT family and all of true supporters, and Early Happy Pride Season..let's make this season Year Round!!
Submitted by reeves budd on: May 12, 2012 NC Amendment one... At this point, I am embarrassed to be a part of state of North Carolina. As a 41 year old gay male, born and raised here in NC, I have grown up with a good deal of closed minded people as well a good number of people who are accepting of others. The law should never encourage prejudice and this is exactly what amendment one does, it also infringes on indivual rights. 20 years ago I faced many trials simply for being gay, it truly saddens me to see it has not changed and that even today people like me [simply for loving a different way] are forced into hiding, yet expected to continue to pay our state taxes without rights or laws to protect us. I share this here in the hopes that people will understand the importance of freedom and add their voice to those in need of support. Weather you agree or disagree with this issue... know that by allowing it to happen, you put your own freedoms that you do enjoy at risk. Freedom is lost one issue at a time, it's freedom for all or freedom for none.
Submitted by Brooke on: May 11, 2012 Finally! Obama for president 2012!
Submitted by michele on: May 11, 2012 ive just pray that we all could unite and let each other be and love as they are im a lesbain with my girl 21 years raised 5 daughters of my girls one mine so 6 total our children are great young adults and god is a loving god
Submitted by Dennise Two Spirit Sage Walker on: May 11, 2012 Thank you for making this statement. It has been too long in coming. Dennise Two Spirit Sage Walker Sacred Two Spirit to IsIs, Head Bear Clan Mother of Tiamat Ki Earth
Submitted by Ayookat on: May 11, 2012 I think this is the movement all LBGT been waiting for and i cant wait to see what will happend
Submitted by esmerald on: May 11, 2012 I love finally the people ear the voice of the LGBT community, and to say now every family know or have a friend or family member, we do not be alone no more.
Submitted by esmerald on: May 11, 2012 Thank you for be a voice, and do not let us be alone,thank you for stop hurt and thank you for finally use the word dignity, and any woman and men, thank you with the botton of my heart
Submitted by Raul Orozco on: May 11, 2012 Thank you so much.
Submitted by Jodie Faunce OH on: May 11, 2012 Very weLL said :) thank You!!!
Submitted by derrick on: May 11, 2012 thank you very much i loved ur speech
Submitted by Dan Grace on: May 11, 2012 Bravo ! Thank you for being a flag bearer of this important issue.
Submitted by David Salcedo on: May 10, 2012 the LGBT community deserves full right equality. people should respect human rights and not discriminate people because of their condition.
Submitted by nultimok on: May 10, 2012 I am writing today to say this. We should never judge people for what they are attracted to.. I am for gay and lesbian rights.. No person should judge people for who they desire to be with. Thank you for putting this issue to the world I Support this right that ever man women and child need to understand that change is happening.
Submitted by Becca on: May 10, 2012 Bravo, UN Foundation!

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