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Celina Jaitly says won’t stop fighting for LGBT rights despite threats to life and her twins

Celina Jaitly says she will not stop fighting for equal rights for LGBT community despite years of character assassination. Celina Jaitly says she will not stop fighting for equal rights for LGBT community despite years of character assassination.
By: Associated Press | United Nations | Posted: May 6, 2014 8:52 am

Bollywood actress Celina Jaitly says she will not stop fighting for equal rights for lesbians, gays, transgender people and bisexuals despite years of character assassination and threats to her life and the lives of her 2-year-old twins.

The 32-year-old former Miss India came to UN headquarters yesterday to promote the UN’s Free and Equal campaign championing equality for LGBT people and an end to homophobic violence and discrimination.

Photos: Celina Jaitley, Imran Khan stand up for LGBT rights

The campaign’s video, “The Welcome,” tells the story of a young man who brings his boyfriend home to meet his family for the first time.

Jaitly, who was nominated by UN rights chief Navi Pillay last year as a UN Equality Champion in recognition of her support for LGBT rights, makes her musical debut in the 2 1/2-minute Bollywood-style video.

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