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Ban Ki-moon, Violence and Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity
11 Dec 2012 - 

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon video message on Violence and Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity, presented at the UN Human Rights Council first-ever session on the theme on 7 March 2012.

"To those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, let me say:

You are not alone. Your struggle for an end to violence and discrimination is a shared struggle.

Any attack on you is an attack on the universal values the United Nations and I have sworn to defend and uphold.

Today, I stand with you … and I call upon all countries and people to stand with you, too."