The United Nations Postal
Administration has issued a colorful series of postage stamps
promoting equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
The stamps were unveiled Thursday at a
ceremony in New York City that included a performance by the New York
Gay Men's Chorus.
The stamps were designed by UNPA art
director Sergio Baradat. According to the AP, Baradat's stamps are
the first issued by the UN's post office with an LGBT theme.
“We need to change attitudes to one
of acceptance,” Stephen Cutts, UN Assistant Secretary-General for
the Department of Management, is quoted as saying by the AP.
Launched in 2013, the UN's human rights
& Equal campaign promotes LGBT rights worldwide. The stamps
will support the campaign.