Five simple ways to fight back against homophobia and transphobia.
Wednesday, Dec. 10 is Human Rights Day. In celebration, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission is launching Speak OUT: 5 ways to fight back against homophobia and transphobia. Watch and share the video with your friends and family.
Unchecked prejudice often leads directly to discrimination, violence and the denial of basic human rights to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. We want you to help us change this.
Encourage people to think about their own prejudice and take action to support LGBT people. It’s the road forward to a world where all people are valued and respected and where everyone’s human rights are protected.
Will you join us? Here are a few ways you can Speak OUT:
- Sign our petition! Encourage the United Nations to address bullying against LGBT young people
- Join our conversation online! Use #LGBTSpeakOut to share how your community is impacted by violence or discrimination and what you are doing to stop it.
- Watch the video with friends and family members. Talk to them about why it’s important for you to speak out.
Together, we can create a world where no one is bullied, harassed, or killed because of who we are, the way we express ourselves, or who we love. But in order to get there, we all need to speak out. We hope you’ll join us by speaking out, today.
Published on December 9, 2014 | OutRight Action International an LGBT human rights organization