Rights / Gender
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 Philippines, along with other issues of global concern, such as violence and discrimination against the LGBTI community. more
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 ...

American Psychoanalytic Association issues overdue apology to LGBTQ community for its past views

New York, June 22: June is the LGBTQ pride month and a long due apology to the non-heterosexual community finally came from the American Psychoanalytic Association on Friday when it apolo ...

Guatemalan movie 'Jose' wins top honours at Mumbai's LGBTQ film festival

Mumbai, June 18 (JEN):  Guatemalan movie 'Jose' won top honours at the 10th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival that concluded on June 12, 2019.

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 ...

Lesbian couple beaten in homophobic attack on London bus, fifth suspect arrested

London: The Metropolitan Police on Saturday said the fifth suspect in the  homophobic attack and robbery of two women in a London bus.

A major win for transgender rights: UN health agency drops ‘gender identity disorder’, as official diagnosis

New York, May 31 (JEN): “To reflect critical advances in science and medicine”, the World Health Organization, WHO, has removed so-called “gender identity disorder&rdquo ...

160 LGBTQ films from 43 countries to be screened at KASHISH MIQFF 2019

Mumbai: Around 160 LGBTQ films from 43 countries will be screened at the 10th edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival from June 12-June 16, 2019. 

Taiwan creates history by legalising same-sex marriage

Taipei: After voting on Friday, Taiwan Parliament has legalised same-sex marriage in the nation. It is the first Asian nation's parliament to make such a move.  

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 ...