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UN Gender Focus: South Sudan, LGBT community and Sustainable Development Goals

South Sudan at “tipping point” warns woman activist

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Risk of “outright violence” increasing against LGBT in cities

The risk of “outright violence” against the LGBT community is growing in cities but hopes are high that a newly-adopted agenda for future urban living will create more “safe spaces”.

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Rainbow crossing shows LGBT fight continues

A pedestrian crossing outside the United Nations which has been painted in the rainbow colours associated with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender or LGBT movement is a reminder to world leaders that the fight for equality continues.

That’s according to a senior UN official.

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LGBTI community faces systematic attempt to stifle its voice

The international community of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex people faces a systematic attempt to stifle their right to voice an opinion; that’s according to Charles Radcliffe from the UN human rights office (OH

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UN Gender Focus: global goals, HIV and Roma women

Global goals and gender equality: squaring the circle

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HIV resurfaces in gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men

The annual number of people newly infected by HIV around the world has dropped in the past 15 years, but the virus has resurfaced in the gay community.

That’s according to experts, researchers and human rights defenders belonging to an advocacy platform backed by the UN.

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UN Gender Focus: refugees in Europe, LGBT issues and Afghan women

Proportion of women and children seeking refuge in Europe increasing

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Brazilian celebrity same-sex wedding video premiered at UN

A video of a celebrity wedding which took place in Brazil is being premiered at the UN on Friday as part of an event to highlight a decade of progress in Latin America in protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex or LGBTI people.

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On anti-homophobia day, UN calls for repeal of discriminatory laws

Marking International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, senior United Nations officials today drew attention to laws around the world which discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, and called for equality and the repeal of such laws.

Top UN officials urge countries to tackle violence based on sexual orientation

Top United Nations officials today urged Member States to tackle violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation, adding that countries cannot continue to overlook such grave violations of human rights.