The Declaration states that ‘all people are born free and equal in dignity and rights.’
Yet the UN has only recognised LGBT rights around the world in the last five years.
Watch this short infographic video for the whole story.
I have been silent for the past month due to my father’s final illness. I last wrote while on the train to visit him in hospital. The following week, though his will was strong, his body was weak, and could sustain him no more. Yesterday we celebrated a requiem mass in thanksgiving for his life. I volunteered to speak, and this is what I wrote:
As hard as it is to say goodbye to our Dad, today is also a time to say how we really feel about him, and could have said more often while he was with us.
I think, as a family, we all find it hard at times to say how we feel, but as God’s given me a way with words, I’ll have a go!