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Friday, February 5, 2016

New UN stamps promote LGBT rights | World news | The Guardian

But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.
Numbers 32:23Your sin will find you out — The punishment of your sin. Sin will certainly find out the sinner, sooner or later. It concerns us therefore to find our sins out, that we may repent of them, lest our sins find us out to our confusion and destruction.



New UN stamps promote LGBT rights | World news | The Guardian

New UN stamps promote LGBT rights

United Nations Postal Administration issues colourful series celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as part of Free & Equal campaign
The new series of gay and lesbian stamps issued by the UN.
 The new series of gay and lesbian stamps issued by the UN. Photograph: UNPA
The United Nations Postal Administration has released six new postage stamps promoting equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
The colourful stamps by artist and UNPA art director Sergio Baradat are also meant to celebrate the diversity of the gay community and marks the first time the global body’s post office has issued stamps with an LGBT theme.
The stamps were unveiled in a ceremony at the UN general assembly building that included a performance by the New York Gay Men’s Chorus.
“We need to change attitudes to one of acceptance,” said Stephen Cutts, UN assistant secretary general.
The stamps support the UN human rights office’s Free & Equal campaign, which aims to promote fair treatment of the LGBT community.
Charles Radcliffe, chief of the global issues section of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, said there have been advances in human rights for members of the LGBT community, but more must be done because hate crimes are still too common and homosexuality is still criminalised in some countries.
The first United Nations stamps were issued in US dollar denominations on United Nations Day, 24 October 1951. Besides human rights, stamp themes have included peace, the environment and endangered species.