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First-ever United Nations Independent Expert on LGBTQ Issues Steps Down

Vitit Muntarbhorn, an international law professor from Thailand and the first-ever United Nations (U.N.) Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, has resigned effective October 31. In a September 8 letter to the U.N. Human Rights Council, he regretfully cited illness and family obligations as the reasons for stepping down.
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