homosexual and transgender rights. The yearlong initiative, funded by outside sources, raises questions over the use of UN offices for what some governments will consider propaganda.
The UN leaders’ campaign to cast sexual rights as universally agreed human rights comes after years of failing to gain governmental support for homosexuality. Attempts to legitimize special rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) have repeatedly failed at the Human Rights Council, the governing body over the UN office that produced the campaign.
Navi Pillay, the UN’s top human rights official, announced the “Free & Equal” campaign last week in South Africa.