Thursday, May 19, 2016

UN urges world governments to stop treating homosexuality as an illness

UN human rights experts have issued a statement calling for countries to stop treating homosexuality as an illness.

The joint statement, ahead of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) on 17 May, comes from some of the UN’s most influential human rights bodies, and urges Governments worldwide to reform medical classifications and to adopt measures to prevent all forms of forced treatments and procedures on LGBT persons.

It states: “Pathologization of LGBT adults and children – branding them as ill based on their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression – has historically been, and continues to be, one of the root causes behind the human rights violations that they face. It is also an obstacle to overcoming negative attitudes, stereotypes, and the multiple barriers for the realization of LGBT people’ s most fundamental human rights".

Not sick, just humans!


  1. By Nina Trygg:

    religion is the mental illness that prevents people working & playing together

  2. By Zoe L. Hadley:

    Thank UN good news! .......It seems more and more country,s are getting on the right side of history with equal rights for all people. And here in the U.S. A. some laws makers want to make discrimnation legal.
    Will someone please tell what is really going on with my lack of good leaders ? and what are the bad one,s really after ? Too many lies and pure crap is all they do ! Does any see this ? or am I just pissed off woman ?

  3. By George Akerley:

    Excellent thinking on the part of these experts. It's all a bit later than it ought to have been, but it's also a step in the right direction.

  4. Thanks for all your comments and support guys!

  5. By Facundo Amaya:

    +Nina Trygg I don't think religion is the problem in here! I think fanatic people are!