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UN Special stamps to celebrate the diversity of the LGBT community

United Nations issued special stamps to celebrate the diversity of the LGBT community and to promotes the UN Free & Equal campaign for LGBT equality.

An initiative of the UN Human Rights Office, Free & Equal is a global public education campaign dedicated to raising awareness of homophobic and transphobic violence and discrimination globally.

Since its launch, the campaign has generated a stream of popular content and engaged millions of people in an effort to promote the fair treatment of LGBT people and generate support for measures to protect their rights.

Stamps to celebrate the diversity of the LGBT community

Free & Equal

Free & Equal is an unprecedented United Nations global public education campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality.

Equality is a fundamental principle of human rights. All human beings – whoever they are, wherever they live, whomever they love – are entitled to enjoy the same basic rights, free from arbitrary interference.

All States, regardless of their political, economic and cultural systems, have a legal duty to promote and protect the human rights of all. LGBT people, like everyone else in the world, are entitled to live their lives free from fear, violence, discrimination and persecution.

stamps to celebrate the diversity of the LGBT community
Image courtesy UNPA

United Nations Equality Champions

UN Free & Equal recently celebrated two years of campaigning, in which the campaign’s message of acceptance and equality reached some two billion people.

A number of celebrities – leaders in their respective fields with a commitment to the cause of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality – have pledged their support to the Free & Equal campaign by becoming United Nations equality champions.

Over the coming months, they will help spread campaign messages and materials through social media. Some may also participate in campaign-related initiatives, including recording public service announcements (PSAs) for television, radio and the web.

To learn more about the Free & Equal campaign, please visit www.unfe.org.

stamps to celebrate the diversity of the LGBT community
Image courtesy UNPA

Title: UN Stamps to celebrate the diversity of the LGBT community
Date of Issue: 5 February 2016
Country: United Nations
Denominations: US$ 0.49, US$ 1.20, CHF 1,00, CHF 1,50, € 0,68 and € 0,80

Source: United Nations Stamps

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