"For the purposes of this paper, UNICEF uses the acronym LGBT as shorthand for children or parents with primary or significant same-sex attraction and/or non-conforming gender identity and/or intersex status.

In all regions of the world, children who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) — or otherwise perceived to have different sexualities or gender identities than the norm — often suffer discrimination, intimidation, harassment and violence. Similar patterns of human rights abuses can be found against children whose parents are perceived to be LGBT."

Eliminating discrimination against children and parents based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity

(Nov 2014)