UN issues stamps promoting LGBT rights

The United Nations Postal Administration yesterday released six new stamps commemorating the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’s Free & Equal LGBT campaign.

According to the UN, “Free & Equal is a global public education campaign dedicated to raising awareness of homophobic and transphobic violence and discrimination globally.”  The initiative “has generated a stream of popular content and engaged millions of people in an effort to promote the fair treatment of LGBT people and generate support for measures to protect their rights.”

The stamps were introduced at a ceremony in the UN General Assembly Building.  They were designed by Sergio Baradat, an artist and the UN Postal Administration’s art director.  It is the first time the organization has issued stamps that address the LGBT community.

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