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Washington DC: With the younger generation embracing their sexuality openly, a record number of adults in the United States of America now identify themselves as LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning). more
Sarah McBride becomes 1st transgender state senator in US history

Moscow: Sarah McBride from the Democratic Party has won the election in the US state of Delaware, thus becoming the first-ever transgender state senator in US history, early results publi ...

Poland arrests three LGBTQ activists for desecrating statues

Warsaw: Polish authorities have arrested and charged three gay rights activists for hanging the LGBTQ flag off statues in Warsaw, the national capital, while protesting the policies of Pr ...

COVID-19 lockdown in Myanmar exposes precarious position of LGBTQI population

In Myanmar, the COVID-19 lockdown has laid bare the stigmatization, discrimination and harassment faced by many LGBTQI people, particularly in rural areas. The United Nations is working t ...

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 ...

Costa Rica becomes first Central American nation to legalize same-sex marriage

San Jose: Costa Rica on Tuesday became the first country from Central America to legalize same-sex marriages, Tico News reported.

Unite against hate and violence targeting LGBTI people: UN officials

New York: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling for people everywhere to support the right to live free and equal, in line with his message for the International Day against Ho ...

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 ...