Nigeria: Ban voices concern as new anti-homosexuality law takes effect

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today spoke out about a new anti-homosexuality law in Nigeria, saying he feared it may fuel prejudice and violence, as he voiced the strong hope that the constitutionality of the legislation can be reviewed.

UN human rights chief denounces ‘draconian’ anti-homosexuality law in Nigeria

The United Nations human rights chief today voiced her alarm at a “draconian” new law in Nigeria that further criminalizes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, organizations and activities, as well as people who support them.

At UN meeting, countries commit to protect gay rights, combat discrimination

Countries attending the first ministerial meeting held at the United Nations on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals today reaffirmed their commitment to work together to combat discrimination and protect the rights of all human beings regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

UN unveils ‘Free & Equal’ campaign to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender rights

With consensual, same-sex conduct a criminal offence in more than one-third of the world’s countries, the United Nations human rights office today launched its first global public education campaign to raise awareness and respect for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality.

Murderer of gay rights activist in Cameroon must be held accountable, says UN rights office

The United Nations human rights office today said it has requested authorities in Cameroon to properly investigate and bring to justice those responsible for the death of gay activist and journalist Eric Lembembe.

UNAIDS urges investigation into death of gay rights activist in Cameroon

The United Nations agency leading the response to HIV/AIDS has condemned the killing of an outspoken activist for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Cameroon, and called on the Government to thoroughly investigate his death.

Russia must drop draft bill that would penalize ‘homosexual propaganda’ – UN experts

A group of United Nations experts today called on the Russian parliament to discard a draft bill that would ban ‘propaganda of homosexuality among minors,’ stressing that the proposed legislation would undermine human rights in the country.