This issue promotes the UN Free & Equal campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. The new stamps, which celebrate the diversity of the LGBT community, mark the first time that the UNPA has issued stamps with an LGBT theme.
An initiative of the UN Human Rights Office, Free & Equal is a global public education campaign dedicated to raising awareness of homophobic and transphobic violence and discrimination globally. Since its launch, the campaign has generated a stream of popular content and engaged millions of people in an effort to promote the fair treatment of LGBT people and generate support for measures to protect their rights.
Equality is a fundamental principle of human rights. All human beings – whoever they are, wherever they live, whomever they love – are entitled to enjoy the same basic rights, free from arbitrary interference. All States, regardless of their political, economic and cultural systems, have a legal duty to promote and protect the human rights of all. LGBT people, like everyone else in the world, are entitled to live their lives free from fear, violence, discrimination and persecution.
UN Free & Equal recently celebrated two years of campaigning, in which the campaign’s message of acceptance and equality reached some two billion people. To learn more about the Free & Equal campaign, please visit www.unfe.org.
Date of issue: 5 February 2016
Artist: Sergio Baradat (United Nations)
Denominations: US$ 0.49, US$ 1.20, CHF 1,00, CHF 1,50, € 0,68 and € 0,80
Stamp Size: 35 mm x 45 mm
Stamps per sheet: 20
Printer: Cartor Security Printing (France)
Process: Offset lithography plus Hexachrome
Perforation: 14 x 13.25
- US$ 0.49 – 120,000 stamps (6,000 sheets)
- US$ 1.20 – 120,000 stamps (6,000 sheets)
- CHF 1,00 – 90,000 stamps (4,500 sheets)
- CHF 1,50 – 90,000 stamps (4.500 sheets)
- € 0,68 – 100,000 stamps (5,000 sheets)
- € 0,80 – 100,000 stamps (5,000 sheets)
- US$ 0.49 “We are everywhere”
- US$ 1.20 Transgender
- CHF 1,00 Lesbians
- CHF 1,50 Gay families
- € 0,68 Coming out
- € 0,80 Gays