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The High Cost Of Homophobia

13 December 2015

The High Cost Of HomophobiaOver at the UN, the United Nations’ Free and Equal campaign recently exposed just how much LGBTI exclusion really costs the world's nations.

The video, The Price of Exclusion, narrated by out and proud Zachary Quinto, highlights the cost of discrimination against LGBTI people and recognises the importance of new laws and effective public education and training.

Releasing statistics that show homophobia and transphobia are still major problems worldwide, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights says the video “challenges the myth that the impact of LGBTI discrimination is small, or marginal, or confined to only a small part of the community.

“It’s not only LGBTI people who pay the price; we all do. Every trans kid thrown out of home or forced out of school is a loss for society. Every gay or lesbian worker denied work or driven to emigrate is a lost opportunity.”

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