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Ending hate speech against LGBTI people in social and traditional media - Freedom of speech vs. license to hate?
24 Sep 2019 -  Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) people face abhorrent levels of discrimination, violence and murder simply based on who they are or whom they love. Violations include killings, violent attacks, torture, arbitrary detention, forced marriage, denial of rights to assembly and expression, medical violence and discrimination in accessing health care, education, employment, and housing. Still, only one UN General Assembly resolution addressing violence includes explicit reference to sexual orientation and gender identity, while non refer to sex characteristics. The Core Group will organize a high-level discussion during the high-level segment of the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly, on how different stakeholders can contribute to ending hate speech against LGBTI people on social media platforms and in traditional media and ensure support to the victims of hate crimes.