The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has finally decided to begin taking steps to assure the rights and lives of gay people are respected. Launched on July 26th, the campaign seems to be mostly an educational one: with the website UNFE.com it aims "to promote greater respect for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people everywhere."
UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay said that with articles, fact sheets, and the support of numerous famous people it aims to begin "difficult conversations. With this campaign, we want to help start and inform millions of conversations among people around the world and across the ideological spectrum.”
While I feel like this is too little, and not soon enough, having the backing of the UN behind the fight LGBT people have been waging globally will hopefully create more momentum towards achieving true equality.
Read more about it here.