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Sexual Orientation–Based Social Discrimination: Outside United States

Social discrimination can be defined as unfavorable treatment of individuals or groups on arbitrary grounds related to gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Excluded individuals and communities thereby suffer distinct disadvantages by comparison with the rest of the population.

Documented Violations

The following violations based on sexual orientation have been documented in all parts of the world: a violation of right to education because of an unsafe climate created by peers or educators in schools; violence, bullying, or harassment in private and public life; torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment in the course of police activity; arbitrary arrest of individuals suspected of having a homo/bisexual identity; violation of the right to a fair trial because of the prejudices of judges and other ...

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