Openly gay Hollywood actor, Zachary Quinto, has narrates the United Nations (UN) Free & Equal video explaining the social and economic costs of LGBT exclusion.
To mark Human Rights Day 2015, the United Nations and Zachary Quinto have teamed up to release an eye-opening video that finally uncovers the shocking economic and social cost of LGBT discrimination around the world.
“Individuality. It’s something we all have in common,” says Quinto. “But for some, the thing that makes them different, being gay, lesbian, bi, trans or intersex, marks them out for abuse.”
The campaign video goes on to highlight the rates of poverty, homelessness, depression and suicide among LGBT people – and gives examples on how we can tackle it.
“More and more countries and companies recognise the benefits that flow from tackling homophobia and transphobia.
“For companies, that might mean adopting new corporate policies to make the workplace safe, fair and accepting for all LGBT people and looking at their business practices up and down the supply chain for ways to reinforce anti-discrimination efforts.
“For countries it means new laws and effective public education and training. The result: A world that is Free and Equal, and more prosperous too!”
The short video was broadcast live from UN HQ in New York City to key global delegates on December 10, 2015.
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