Celebrate love, strengthen partnerships to end AIDS epidemic by 2030 says UN agency

Marking the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the United Nations is calling for strengthened partnerships to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and their families.

New Independent Expert on LGBT issues a “huge development”

Activists are hailing the appointment of a UN Independent Expert on the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people as a milestone.

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At UN human rights event, Navratilova and Collins decry homophobic violence

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova and former National Basketball Association (NBA) player Jason Collins today pushed the ball forward on equal rights by adding their voices to the United Nations campaign to counter homophobic violence and discrimination.

Ban calls for end to violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people

Joined by international musical artists Ricky Martin and Yvonne Chaka Chaka, amongst others, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for an end to violence and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.