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LGBT Rights

Human Rights Don't Discriminate

Amnesty International believes that all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, should be able to enjoy the full range of human rights, without exception.

However, every day, across the globe, sexual orientation or gender identity leads to abuse in the form of discrimination, violence, imprisonment, torture, or even execution. Persecution on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity can take a variety of forms and these contravene the basic tenets of international human rights law.

By highlighting instances of abuse against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals, Amnesty's activists work to protect the basic dignity of LGBT people.

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