What has existed since the dawn of time yet is illegal in 76 countries and incites violence and discriminatory treatment on a daily basis? Being gay.
That's the message of the United Nations human rights office's new anti-homophobia video "The Riddle," which features a diverse collection of LGBT people asking the simple yet power question. "Every nation is obligated by international human rights law to protect all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from torture, discrimination, and violence," says Navi Pillay, the U.N.'s High Commissioner for Human Rights.
"The United Nations has one simple message to the millions of LGBT people around the world," says U.N. secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon. "You are not alone."
Watch the video below.