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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

UN ECOSOC accredited US-based gay rights group
Clay Flaherty at 12:00 AM ET

On July 19, 2010, the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) voted 23-13 to accredit the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) as a consultative non-governmental organization (NGO). IGLHRC, a human rights organization opposing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, became only the tenth gay-rights groups among 3,200 similarly accredited NGOs. The ratification came following the release of the UN Declaration on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity [PDF], which called for the worldwide decriminalization of homosexuality and was signed by 67 nations and opposed by almost 60 others.


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