UN To Consider Creating An LGBT Rights Officer

About fucking time! Though I have to admit that I’m surprised it’s coming from representatives from South American countries. They’re typically heavily Catholic and while the Pope has been a bit more accepting of LGBT people, the church as a whole isn’t accepting. Still… about fucking time!

A group of five South American countries is expected to propose creating a new position at the United Nations devoted to investigating human rights violations against LGBTI people.

The position — a special rapporteur, or investigator — would answer to the United Nations Human Rights Council, which is beginning its next session of work in Geneva next week.

“We are going to be presenting a resolution, but it’s a work in progress,” said a diplomat with one of the countries sponsoring the initiative, who asked not to be named because the proposal had not been made public.

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