Every year on December 10, Human Rights Day is observed to remember the day in 1948, that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day.
GLAAD recently made a video to honor that day which features international LGBT leaders discussing ways the media can “accelerate or hinder acceptance for LGBT people from around the world.”
The video features GLAAD’s Director of Spanish Language and Latino Media, Monica Trasandes; OutRight Action International’s Executive Director, Jessica Stern; USAID LGBT advisor Jay Gilliam; Gender Proud founder Geena Rocero; None on Record’s Program Director, Yvonne Odour; and CNN international business journalist, Richard Quest.
Check out the video below:
Learn more about GLAAD’s efforts to help the acceptance of the LGBT community here.
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