Watch UU-UNO Director Bruce Knotts give impassioned speech at the United Nations


On June 20, 2014 at the United Nations, NGO representatives from all over the world had an opportunity to provide input on the UN's 2015-2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Once confirmed, these goals will be the UN's official sustainable development mandate for the next 15 years.

While there was already language in the goals meant to protect “the marginalized and people in vulnerable situations," there was no explicit mention of LGBTQ human rights, which we believe will in reality exclude LGBTQ persons from these significant policies. 

In his speech, Bruce addresses this issue by making specific recommendations aimed at including LGBTQ people.

As you will see, Bruce's speech was the only one to garner enthusiastic applause. We are so proud! Watch the video here His speech begins at 38:15