World Bank promotes the LGBT agenda. International and UN experts join.

May 19, 2017 by

By Marianna Orlandi, Ph.D., Turtle Bay & Beyond:

On the “International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia” (IDAHOT 2017) an incredible number of events and activities focused on the rights of individuals who identify as members of the LGBTIQ community will take place all around the world.

Readers might be surprised to learn that the World Bank will be one of the biggest sponsors of this advocacy. As reported on its website, on May 17, the World Bank will organize and participate in a series of events in Bangkok, Salzburg, and Washington, DC, to commemorate IDAHOT 2017.

“These activities aim to highlight the challenges and opportunities for promoting the inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) in global development—in pursuit of the twin goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.”

Since January 2015, the Bank has a SOGI Task Force “to place a stronger emphasis on the SOGI agenda as well as to spearhead a coherent effort for SOGI inclusion.” Since last November, it also has a SOGI Global Advisor.

The World Bank presents itself as “one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries.” The definition now applies also to “developing” rights.

As of today, human rights remain as universal as they were in 1948. They belong equally to all human beings, regardless of their sexual preferences, habits, or feelings.

The World Bank’s activism, however, comes in egregious company.

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