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."