From Ferguson To The Furthest Part Of The World, The Fight For Human Rights Must Be Intensified

WASHINGTON, DC, December 10, 2014 ― Today, communities and nations across the world are celebrating International Human Rights Day.

“This year’s International Human Rights Day slogan ‘Human Rights 365,’ highlights the fact that the fight for human rights for everyone, everywhere is a 24/7 struggle that must be intensified — from Ferguson to the furthest part of the world. Today, LGBTQ people in the United States have much to celebrate in securing our rights—and we must also redouble our efforts to remove all the remaining barriers to full freedom, justice and equality that we face,” said Rea Carey, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force.

“We believe that for LGBTQ people being you is a human right—and an act of valor that continues to inspire change. Let’s create a world where it’s safe to ‘be you’ and LGBTQ every day, everywhere.”

In 1950, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed December 10 as Human Rights Day to raise awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ‘as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.’


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