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UN Free & Equal: a global campaign to promote equal rights for LGBTI people

OHCHR and the human rights of LGBTI people

Led by the UN Human Rights Office, the UN Free & Equal campaign is the United Nations’ global public information and advocacy campaign for LGBTIQ+ equality.

The campaign aims to support UN-system public advocacy on the human rights of LGBTIQ+ people and to contribute to increasing public support for diverse societies that are inclusive of LGBTIQ+ people, and for stronger legal protections against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity/expression and sex characteristics.

Since its launch in 2013, the campaign has produced and disseminated over 100 videos, hundreds of sharable images, dozens of thematic campaigns, and a series of popular, plain-language fact sheets that have reached hundreds of millions of people on social media. The UN Free & Equal campaign has also supported national level campaigns and events in almost 50 countries around the world since its launch. In 2022, this included national campaigns in Albania, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Dominican Republic, Mongolia, Nepal, Panama, Pacific Island Countries, Serbia, Timor-Leste, Venezuela and Viet Nam.  

Campaign materials, fact sheets, annual reports and other resources are available on www.unfe.org. You can also join the discussion on social media: