Monthly Archives: October 2012

Acknowledging “traditional values” should not undermine the rights of the lgbt people

A letter to the UN Human Rights Council We have learned through web-based news reports that representatives in the United Nations Human Rights Council passed a resolution titled ‘promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms through a better understanding of traditional values of humankind.’ We believe that this resolution promoting ‘traditional values’ will serve as justification for countries to discriminate and violate the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people and women. Ultimately, this resolution may counteract much of the good work being done by the Human Rights Council, such as the resolution of the United Nations Human Rights Council (more…)