The UN Human Rights Office launched a new video as part of its Free & Equal campaign against homophobia and transphobia just three days ahead of IDAHOT.
The new 2-minute video, “Faces”, celebrates the contributions that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people make to families and local communities around the world. There are no actors, just real people filmed in their workplaces and homes – among them, a fire-fighter, a police officer, a teacher, an electrician, a doctor and a volunteer, as well as prominent straight ally UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. Singer Sara Bareilles is lending her support and has contributed the song “Brave” as the soundtrack.
The video can be viewed here: www.unfe.org/faces–10. It has played throughout the entire day of Thursday 14th on the giant Reuters and NASDAQ screens in Times Square in New York City.
In addition, Ban Ki-moon just published a LinkedIn blogpost entitled “Wanted: Allies in the Fight against Homophobia and Transphobia” that emphasizes the need for action to eradicate homophobic and transphobic discrimination in the workplace. The post can be accessed here: https://www.linkedin.
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