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December 10, 2022 – Today Is World Human Rights Day.

Human Rights Day is observed every year on the 10th of December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day.

As the world marks 74 years of the adoption of the UDHR, the UN’s year long campaign #StandUp4HumanRights draws to a close. By this campaign, the UN aimed to “call on people to take action for greater freedoms, stronger respect and more compassion for the rights of others”.

We must reaffirm our common humanity. Wherever we are, we can make a real difference. In the street, in school, at work, in public transport; in the voting booth, on social media.

The time for this is now. “We the peoples” can take a stand for rights. And together, we can take a stand for more humanity.

It starts with each of us. Step forward and defend the rights of a refugee or migrant, a person with disabilities, an LGBT person, a woman, a child, indigenous peoples, a minority group, or anyone else at risk of discrimination or violence.

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home — so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. […] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

Queer Nation Says NYET! – Protest Set For Russian Consulate, Wed July 31st @ 12 Noon!


Queer Nation will be holding a PROTEST HOMOPHOBIA – RUSSIAN VODKA DUMP PROTEST at the Russian Consulate Wednesday at 12 Noon @ 9 East 91st. Street.  I hope that all who are in the area will show up (even if you don’t have Vodka) and show your support for our LGBT brothers and sisters in Russia.

There will also be protests and demonstrations on Saturday at Russia’s consulate in San Francisco and at their consulate in Toronto and one has been  organized for August 10th at the Russian embassy in London.