The rise in the level of discrimination and hatred against the LGBT people across the globe is something that is taking negative turn gradually. The exact cause involved behind the hatred is still unknown. Many countries are imposing a ban on the same sex marriage while there are some countries that are also legalizing same sex marriages and relationships.
It is not solely about the way of thinking of the people that is responsible for such behaviors against the LGBT communities but there are some other factors too that are responsible for developing hatred and discrimination among people towards the LGBT communities.
Independent Expert from the United Nations, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, ahead of presenting his latest report to the Human Rights Council, asked the United States to collect more data in order to understand the main cause for the violence and discriminations caused against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities across the world.
He said that the States must address the problem in an adequate manner using public policies, law reforms, justice and administrative actions. He said that in most of the cases the policymakers take the decisions in the dark. He said that this allowed them to make decisions based on their personal preconceptions.
The expert said that the realities that are lived by most of the LGBT communities are best understood very little, still being fragmented and incomplete. He said that in most countries this type of understanding was simply non-existent.
He said that many areas still lacked the complete collection of data as they still remain unexplored. Efforts are still underway to gather information regarding the concerns of the ageing LGBT people. Many of them said that they have faced increasing discrimination, harassment and persecution by government officials.