UN: Secretary-General on LGBT rights: “Leave no one behind”

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed a high-level event of the LGBT Core Group at the United Nations, on the theme, "Leaving No-One Behind: Equality & Inclusion in the Post-2015 Development Agenda".

excerpt: "In too many countries, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people are among the poorest, most marginalized members of society. We need more data to get a clear picture – but we already know that gay affluence is largely a myth.

Studies show that gay and lesbian people suffer disproportionate discrimination and abuse. They are rejected by their families… kicked out of their homes … and pushed out of school. Too many of our LGBT brothers and sisters are jobless, homeless and struggling to survive." Read his full remarks