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Cyndi Lauper to Be Honored with Inaugural UN Human Rights Award for Work Helping LGBTQ Youth

Cyndi Lauper will receive the inaugural High Note Global Prize from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the High Note Global Initiative. Writes the High Note Global Initiative: “In 2008, Lauper co-founded True Colors United after learning that while 10% of American youth identify themselves as LGBTQ, up to 40% of American youth experiencing homelessness do so. The organization works to prevent and end youth homelessness, focusing on the unique experiences of LGBTQ youth. In 2008, Cyndi Lauper co-founded True Colors United, a nonprofit organization that...
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Cyndi Lauper will receive first award of its kind from the UN recognising her work to end LGBT youth homelessness

Cyndi Lauper will be the first ever recipient of the United Nations High Note Global Prize award, recognising her consistent hard work to end homelessness among LGBT+ youth. The award was created by the UN to reward artists who use their music and platform to champion social justice issues. Lauper began her charity True Colors United in 2008 to prevent and end homelessness among LGBT+ youth. According to the charity: “LGBTQ young people are 120 per cent more likely to experience homelessness than all other youth… Through a wide array of...
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United Nations expert slams Australian media over treatment and ‘betrayal’ of trans people

A United Nations expert has slammed the media in Australia for positioning trans youth as a “new social fad or ideology”. Victor Madrigal-Borloz is an independent expert for the UN on preventing violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. He hit out at the Australian media in an article for The Guardian. In the article, Madrigal-Borloz said he is consistently moved by “the courage and perseverance” of the trans community in the face of “profoundly incorrect” media narratives. “I wish to state in the strongest...
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Artist ‘Humiliated’ After UN’s Cultural Agency Covered Up His Nude Sculptures With Underwear

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The United Nations’ cultural agency is facing backlash after it covered up the genitalia of a series of nude sculptures with underwear, reports CNN. The sculptures, created by French sculptor Stéphane Simon, were being displayed in Paris during the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) European Heritage Days event in September. The selfie-taking, classical-style figures were part of a series called “In Memory of Me,” which was meant to be a commentary on the now-worldwide societal norm of taking selfies, according to CNN....
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