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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.

LGBT Rights Updates
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The world can't wait any longer for global leaders to affirm that these rights are real, and inalienable.
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On April 4-6 at the JW Marriott (151 W Adams St), hundreds of activists will gather for Amnesty International’s annual Human Rights Conference to focus on strengthening links between the local and the...
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