Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender and Intersex People: OHCHR Fact Sheet


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UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Part of the Information Series on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Discriminatory attitudes, laws and practices, combined with inadequate legal protections, expose lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and intersex people of all ages and in all regions of the world to egregious violations of their human rights. The legal obligations of States to safeguard the human rights of LGBT and intersex people are well established in international human rights law.

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