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12/09/2013 03:47 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

UN's 'Free And Equal' Campaign Video Highlights Gay Rights Around The World

A poignant and informative new video released in conjunction with the United Nations' "Free and Equal" campaign highlights lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights around the world.

"A History of LGBT Rights at the UN," which made its debut ahead of International Human Rights Day (Dec. 10), casts a spotlight on the 76 countries where being openly LGBT is still illegal, as well as pointing out nations which have repealed such laws.

The clip is set to be screened at a Human Rights Day event at the UN headquarters in New York on Dec. 10. MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts, NBA star Jason Collins and tennis legend Martina Navratilova will reportedly be among the high-profile attendees.

“The history of human rights at the United Nations is as old as the institution itself,” Navi Pillay, the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the UN, said in a statement. “Today we remember where we came from and redouble our efforts to create a world in which no one is discriminated against because of who they are or whom they love.”

Read more about the "Free and Equal" campaign here.

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