An Ode to Joy: The UN Expert on LGBTIQ Rights Stands

by Sahar Moazami. This article originally appeared on PassBlue.
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I woke to a flurry of messages from LGBTIQ activists across the world, coordinating activities. It was July 12 and the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva was about to vote on renewing the mandate of the independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity — the SOGI expert, as it is called in the UN.