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United Nations Issues LGBT Stamps

[ Posted: Feb 08, 2016 ]


Reprinted from Washington Blade:

"The United Nations Postal Administration released six postage stamps on Thursday promoting equality for the LGBT community.

The stamps, designed by artist and UNPA art director Sergio Baradat, were revealed during a ceremony at the U.N. General Assembly. The New York Gay Men’s Chorus also gave a performance.

“We live in a world where even though [developed] nations have embraced marriage equality [and] LBGT equality, we still have a far, far, far way to go, but we are making some strides,” Baradat said in an interview according to UN News Centre.

The stamps feature two in English, two in French and two in German. They are available for purchase at the U.N. headquarters in New York, Vienna and Geneva and can be purchased online.

This is the first time UNPA has had LGBT-themed postage stamps. The stamps support the U.N. human rights office’s Free & Equal campaign, which works for equal treatment of the LGBT community."

United Nations Issues LGBT Stamps
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