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

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 ...