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‘Stand up against hate’ towards LGBTI people, UN human rights chief urges 

New York: Humiliation and intolerance remain “a stark reality” for many gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people around the world, the UN human rights chief has ...

First Person: Vietnamese man finds ‘true voice’ in gay community

New York: A Vietnamese man has told the UN he has found his ‘true voice’ in the gay community, despite the discrimination and harassment that LGBT people face in his country

US Supreme Court ruling ‘extremely positive’ for LGBT community, says UN Rights Expert

New York: A UN expert on Wednesday hailed an historic judgement issued by the United States Supreme Court on 15 June that firing a person on the basis of sexual orientation or gender iden ...

Kashmiri Youth Movement's proposed pride march in support of LGBTQ earns threats from conservatives

Srinagar: Pride Kashmir, a social advocacy group working for the equality of LGBTQA+ community in India's Jammu and Kashmir, recently earned the wrath of the conservatives in the regi ...

COVID-19: Rights experts highlight LGBTI discrimination, antisemitism

New York : New guidance from the UN human rights office, issued on Friday, sets out key actions to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people against discrimination ...

UN Human Rights Council stands firm on LGBTI violence, Syria detainees and Philippines ‘war on drugs’

New York, July 13 (JEN): The 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council ended on Friday with measures taken to address worrying developments in Eritrea, Syria and the Philipp ...

World Pride underscores that all people are born ‘free and equal’ in dignity and human rights

New York, July 1 (JEN): The empowering message straight from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) that "all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and human righ ...

Understanding of LGBT realities ‘non-existent’ in most countries, says UN expert

New York: Policymakers in most parts of the world are taking decisions in the dark when it comes to sexual orientation and gender identity, an independent UN human rights expert said on W ...

UN agencies urge Brunei to repeal new ‘extreme and unjustified’ penal code

New York: New criminal laws in Brunei that impose the death penalty for same-sex relationships, adultery and childbirth out of marriage, “breach international human rights norms&rdq ...