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THE PRICE OF EXCLUSION

Do you know how much discrimination really costs? Rates of poverty, homelessness, depression and suicide have been found to be far higher among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people than in the general population.

“I SEE THAT BETTER DAYS ARE COMING”

Lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex people cannot fight on their own. They need the support of their families, relatives, co-workers and friends. Iana Mallmann is a fierce lesbian activist living in Brasília, Brazil. Here, she shares with us her story of coming out, finding acceptance and discovering activism. “I will always be proud of who I am”, she says. “This is why I see a light at the end of the tunnel. I see that better days are coming. I truly think, feel and believe that we will go far."

REBECCA’S FIGHT

Some lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people are particularly vulnerable to exclusion and hate crimes because they also face discrimination due to their age, gender, ethnicity, disability or other factors. In this video, Rebecca Religare, a LGBTI activist from the Brazilian LGBTI organization Corpolítica, talks about how she fights the intersecting forms of discrimination she faces – as a woman, a person of color and a lesbian.

CELEBRATE LOVE

Free & Equal Brazil’s new campaign video is a celebration of love. The video features music from her upcoming album and never-before-seen footage from Daniela and Malu’s beautiful wedding.

FOR A FREE & EQUAL CAPE VERDE

Cape Verdean musician and human rights champion Mayra Andrade calls on her compatriots to celebrate love and respect one another. In this first video created for the Free & Equal campaign in Cape Verde, the singer says that happiness depends upon the freedom to be ourselves without fear of discrimination.

THE UN AND THE FIGHT AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA & TRANSPHOBIA

Latest video from UNTV follows UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to San Francisco, where he receives the Harvey Milk Award for the UN Free & Equal campaign. Watch to learn more about the UN's global campaign to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people. Produced by UNTV.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE INTERSEX?

Intersex people are born with sex characteristics that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies. Being intersex is much more common than most people think - according to experts there are as many intersex people as there are red haired people.

ONE BILLION RISING

A year ago, the United Nations Human Rights Office launched an unprecedented global public education campaign for lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender rights: Free & Equal. This inspiring video tells the story of what happened next.

JASON COLLINS WANTS TO CHANGE THE WORLD

Jason Collins, the first openly gay NBA player, wants a freer and more equal world. The latest in the United Nations’ series of public service announcements by LGBT activists and celebrities, Collins talks about how “ridiculous” it is that people are discriminated against for their sexual orientation and gender identity.
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