GLAAD Urges Media to Cover LGBT Human Rights as Part of International Human Rights Day

December 10, 2009

As part of the International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2009, GLAAD urges Media to cover human rights injustices against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons in the United States and throughout the world.

In Uganda, fundamental rights to life and liberty for gay people are at risk as a proposed bill would reportedly apply the death penalty to gay people and imprison those who do not turn in gay people for prosecution.  Several countries besides Uganda have the death penalty in place for gay people and dozens of countries have harsh laws against people who are gay and media should also cover these laws as well.

GLAAD stands by all those who speak out for human and civil rights.