LGBT

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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UN Gender Focus Special: LGBT

Caleb Orozco’s story of survival

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Ban calls for continued efforts to secure equal rights for LGBT community

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the international community to continue working for equal rights and fair treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, reiterating the UN’s commitment to securing their human rights.

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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UN Gender Focus: LGBT, drug dependency and women's health

New Independent Expert on LGBT issues a "huge development"

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Special UN investigator appointed on LGBT issues

An “historic” decision has been reached at the UN to appoint an Independent Expert on violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT), supporters of the move said Thursday.

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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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“Huge numbers” of LGBTI people killed and injured around world

“Huge numbers” of violent hate crimes against lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex people take place around the world, and official statistics are “probably just the tip of the iceberg.”

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Indonesian LGBTI people face discrimination from all sides

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people in Indonesia face discrimination by the government, the religious majority and the media.

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Changing “hearts and minds” over LGBT rights through stamps

The beauty and power of postage stamps are an ideal vehicle for changing “hearts and minds” over lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

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