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A Riddle From The United Nations

What has existed in every country throughout time, but is still considered abnormal? A short video from the UN human rights office has a big message.

1. The UN has a riddle for you:

2. “What exists in every corner of the world, embraced and celebrated in some countries, but is illegal in 76?

3. “What is hidden for fear of public shame, imprisonment…

5. …and in seven countries, the death penalty?”

6. “What makes people confront violence on a daily basis?”

7. “What simple trait gets people treated as second-class citizens everywhere they go?”

9. “What has existed in every country throughout time, but is still considered abnormal?”

10. The answer? Being…

14. The riddle was released with a special message to the LGBT community all around the globe:

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16. Watch the video:

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Sarah Karlan is the Deputy LGBT Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Sarah Karlan at sarah.karlan@buzzfeed.com.
 
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