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UN rights experts stress need for protection of LGBT people in places of detention

Ahead of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, UN human rights experts highlighted the lack of policies and methods to recognise people’s self-identified gender, and the need to carry out proper risk assessments in order to protect LGBTI people from stigmatization and violence in detention.

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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New stamps promoting LGBT equality worldwide unveiled at UN

The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) today unveiled a set of six commemorative stamps to promote UN Free & Equal – a global UN campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality launched and led by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Incitement to anti-gay killings in Malawi draws concern of UN human rights office

The United Nations human rights office today expressed concern over recent developments in Malawi, after the spokesperson of one of the country’s main political parties recently called for gay and lesbian people to be killed, describing them as “worse than dogs.”

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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UN refugee agency seeks to protect displaced gays, lesbians as they face prejudice, violence

With lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons in forced displacement facing discrimination, prejudice, violence and other hurdles as they seek asylum, the United Nations refugee agency has rolled out the most comprehensive training package of its kind globally to enhance their protection.

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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Turkish authorities urged to tackle anti-LGBT violence and discrimination – UN rights office

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) expressed deep concern over attacks and incitement to violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Turkey and has called on the authorities to take active measures to combat homophobic and transphobic violence and discrimination, a UN spokesperson said today.

Ban welcomes US Supreme Court ruling guaranteeing right to same-sex marriage

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed today the United States Supreme Court ruling that the US Constitution guarantees the right to same-sex marriage.

Citing ‘pervasive abuse,’ new UN report presents recommendations on protecting LGBT rights

While some progress has been made since the first study four years ago spotlighting discrimination and violence against people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity, the overall picture remains one of pervasive, violent abuse, harassment and discrimination affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBT/I) persons in all regions, according to a new United Nations report issued today.