Watch this uplifting video that shows world leaders and Free & Equal campaign supporters standing up for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people everywhere.
In September 2014, more than 160 Presidents and Prime Ministers – and thousands of political advisers, activists and journalists – descended on United Nations Headquarters in New York City for the opening of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly.
This year, the UN Human Rights Office, together with diplomats from a dozen countries and human rights activists set up a photo booth near the entrance to the iconic General Assembly Hall. Visitors were invited to stop by and have their photo taken while holding up a sign affirming their support for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people around the world.
Watch this uplifting video to find out what happened next!
The Free & Equal photo booth was supported by the Core Group on LGBT Rights at the United Nations, whose members comprise Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Croatia, El Salvador, France, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Uruguay, the United Kingdom and the United States, together with the European Union, the UN Human Rights Office, and the NGOs Human Rights Watch and International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.