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UN official: Gay soccer players at the World Cup should declare sexuality

Monday, June 16, 2014
APSouth African Navanethem 'Navi' Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Gay soccer players at the World Cup in Brazil should declare their sexual orientation to help make gays and lesbians accepted around the world, U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay said on Monday.

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United Nations goes ‘Bollywood’ in latest effort to promote LGBT rights

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
United Nations
MUMBAI -- The United Nations human rights office on Wednesday launched the latest phase of its global fight against homophobia: a Bollywood-style video called "The Welcome," accompanied by an appeal from the U.N. Secretary-General to end the prejudice that forces millions of LGBT people to live in fear or hide in shame.

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UN human rights official: Nigeria’s anti-gay law may harm public health

Thursday, March 13, 2014
APSouth African Navanethem 'Navi' Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
ABUJA, Nigeria -- The U.N. human rights chief says Nigeria's new anti-gay law may have "negative consequences" for public health.

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